Leeds v Sheff Wed: Elland Road form to see Whites prevail
New Leeds coach Darko Milanic is still waiting for his first win after Reading further dented the progress made by caretaker boss Neil Redfearn in holding them to a 0-0 draw midweek.
However, with stuttering Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday in town, that victory should be imminent.
Ladbrokes are sitting firmly on the garden divide, labelling either side 13/8-shots and the draw 23/10, but we are paid to put our necks on the chopping block here at news.Ladbrokes, so here it goes:
Leeds to beat Sheffield Wednesday to nil @ 33/10
Although Reading couldn’t be defeated during a frustrating stalemate, the major positive for Leeds was the return of a fourth clean sheet in five home league outings and the tenth point from 15 available at Elland Road.
Aside from his disciplinary issues, Catania import Giuseppe Bellusci is proving a steadfast addition to the heart of a Leeds defence which excels at home, but is rather suspect away.
Wednesday’s bright start has slowed up after that 7-0 Capital One Cup mauling at Manchester City and the Owls could easily go the same way as Middlesbrough, Bolton and Huddersfield and lose to nil.
Souleymane Doukara to score first @ 11/2
Another Catania signing to hit the ground running in the hustle and bustle of English football is Leeds’ hotshot Senegalese striker.
Four all-competition goals so far for the Whites has quickly endeared the 23-year-old to the Elland Road faithful and after a two-game scoring hiatus, he’s a great bet to find the net first in this derby.
Leeds 1-0 or 2-0 @ 18/5
While the Terriers fate was sealed with a 3-0 win, Wednesday are made of sterner stuff as their joint-stingiest Championship defence testifies.
Leeds have only averaged a goal per-game at home in the league, so the winning margin is likely to be slender.
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