Leeds v Wolves betting tips: Lage boys look to maintain winning run
Leeds v Wolves betting tips and odds
Wolves head to Elland Road on Saturday seeking their fourth successive victory, a run which has lifted them into the top half of the table.
A third win in a row looked like a pipe dream when they trailed Aston Villa 2-0 with 10 minutes remaining at the weekend but goals from Romain Saiss, Conor Coady and Ruben Neves sealed an unlikely 3-2 victory.
Bruno Lage’s side are the 15/8 underdogs to win in West Yorkshire but let’s look at the prospects of both teams in our Leeds v Wolves betting tips.
Wolves are starting to flourish under Lage, winning their last three games by one-goal margins and they beat Leeds 1-0 home and away last season.
United have lost two of their previous three games in that way, so we go 7/2 on the visitors winning by the odd goal or 17/2 on a 1-0 victory as one of our Leeds v Wolves betting tips.
Wolves were a team that tended to come alive in the second half under former boss Nuno Espirito Santo and that’s certainly been the case under his replacement.
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— Leeds United (@LUFC) October 20, 2021
Seven of Wolves’ eight goals have come after the break and with five of their eight matches being all square at the break, we go 21/20 on an even first half or it’s 7/4 on the first half being goalless.
Related to that, Draw HT/Wolves FT can be backed at 11/2 bearing in mind Leeds still have injuries, including Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling, Kalvin Phillips and more lately left-back Junior Firpo.
Wolves’ first six games involved at least one team not scoring and that’s been the case in the Whites’ previous two matches, so BTTS: No has its merits at 11/10.
Leeds’ injury problems have already been mentioned so it looks like Stuart Dallas will once again operate at left-back but Raphinha is back having been rested at St Mary’s on the back of his appearances with Brazil.
Phillips is getting closer to a return and may replace Pascal Struijk as the holding midfielder if fit but Rodrigo is expected to start up front in a 4-1-4-1 system.
Two-nil down with ten minutes left?
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— Wolves (@Wolves) October 20, 2021
Lage dropped Raul Jimenez for the game at Villa Park where he deployed Hwang Hee-chan as the sole striker, supported by Leander Dendoncker and Adama Traore in a 3-4-2-1 formation.
Portuguese winger Francisco Trincao missed the Villa game having tested positive for Covid while on international duty but has since returned to training after a period of self-isolation.
Rodrigo is the 5/1 favourite to get the ball rolling for Leeds but Raphinha looks a better option at 13/2 or 5/2 to find the net.
Hwang is 6/1 to break the deadlock from the Wolves squad having bagged a double in the win against Newcastle before the international break.
Where: Elland Road
When: 15:00, Saturday 23rd October
How to watch: N/A
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication