While problems occur off the field at Elland Road with owner Massimo Cellino currently undergoing an investigation for tax evasion, results have started to turn results around on the pitch in November.

Steven Evans has started the month with back-to-back victories in the Championship for the first time this season, and while Leeds are not in the top tips for the Championship this season, a sustained run can change things quite quickly in this league.

The 1-0 win over Cardiff City at the start of November ended a run of four successive defeats at Elland Road and a 12-game winless streak at home. Leeds will be looking to make it two in a row next Saturday when they host Rotherham.

Evans left the Millers back in September before taking charge at Elland Road less than a month later. Now managed by former Leeds boss Neil Redfearn, they find themselves bottom of the league after 16 games and not even a victory next weekend would get them out of relegation.

Rotherham have won just two games all season and taken only one point from their last seven fixtures, which includes a 3-0 thrashing at Derby County and hammered 5-2 at home by Ipswich Town last time out,

We will start the weekend in 15th place but could move as high as 11th with a third successive victory and other results going our way. No team outside the top 10 have lost fewer games all season which has to be encouraging, and you’d be smart to take advantage of bookmakers free bet offers to back Leeds for a third consecutive win – you can use the new customer offer at Coral sportsbook or any other offers at BettingExpert.com.

Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci are showing their goalscoring abilities in this division and we have to be confident that either or even both will find the back of the net on Saturday.

Rotherham are the only side in the division averaging more than two goals conceded per game and have not kept a clean sheet since the second game of the season – a 0-0 at home to lowly Preston North End on a Tuesday night.

Marco Silvestri himself has gone more than four hours since he last conceded a goal; those two early strikes by Blackburn Rovers. Steve Evans appears to be sorting the defence out, with Sol Bamba a rock in the middle of it.

Our opponents don’t even have a player with more than three league goals this season, led by Matt Derbyshire and Jonson Clarke-Harris up front – we have to be confident of a third victory to nil.

Steve Evans could have a hand on the Manager of the Month trophy by that point, finishing the month at out-of-form Queens Park Rangers who could be below us in the league when we travel to Loftus Road on Saturday 28th of November.

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  • Scally Lad

    Yes, it was another frustrating day at ER, one that might have been a bit more joyous with an enthusiastic, supportive crowd. But Redders proved his worth, albeit with Rotherham, truth be said. And despite all, we are still four points above the relegation zone and face a bunch of losers in QPR in London next week before returning to ER to battle Hull City. Much to be optimistic about.

  • P<H

    Two wins does not men you are Premiership bound.and one depressing loss does no mean relegation beckons. This is exactly what happens in a mid level championship side.

    Of course, Redfearn deserved that win as compensation for shabby treatment.

  • Scally Lad

    Agreed. It’s hard to begrudge Redders the win when you consider how hard he was done by when he was with us. All so sad and unnecessary.