A derby of sorts is being served up as a Championship treat this Friday night in a game that could have huge ramifications on either sides playoff hopes.
After a terrible run that cost Thomas Christiansen his job, Leeds finally got back to winning ways against Brentford at the weekend with new head coach Paul Heckingbottom delighted to pick up his first three points in charge.
However, it has been a costly run for the Whites which has seen them slip from a top six position down to eleventh in the league and six points adrift of sixth place.
Things have only been a little better for Tony Pulis’s Middlesbrough who find themselves three points outside the playoffs but struggling for consistency despite starting the season as one of the favourites after relegation from the Premier League last year.
That inconsistency cost former Boro boss Garry Monk his job at the Riverside and as Leeds come to town, the pressure is firmly on both sides to come away with the three points.
As mentioned above, the Whites come into the game after victory last time out and did win the reverse fixture at Elland Road back in November so will head further North with confidence.
However, Boro did beat Leeds 3-0 the last time the Yorkshire side headed to the Riverside in 2015 which may go some way to explaining the home sides odds of 8/11 to get the win.
Despite that defeat, Leeds have still won four of the last seven meetings between the two with Boro recording just that one victory and two draws.
At 15/4, Leeds offer a good dose of value to make it back to back victories and once again add some pressure to those sitting in the top six.
One thing that we should see however, is at least one goal apiece. In February, Leeds scored at least once in all five of their Championship games whilst Boro netted a total of eight times in their five games.
Both teams to score in the game is 1/1 and that would be a very sensible price to take.
Finally, one things Leeds will be wary off is conceding late on just like they did against Derby County.
Late goals have cost the Whites dear this season and for a goal to be scored after 71:59 is 5/6 and that looks a safe bet to take with Leeds more often than not taking their eye off the ball.