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Leeds v Wolves betting tips: Lage boys look to maintain winning run

| 21.10.2021

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.

Match Odds

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.

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.

Talking Tactics

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.

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.

Goalscorer Odds

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.

Wales winger Dan James is 15/2 to open the scoring or 14/5 to break his duck while Mateusz Klich is 14/1 and 5/1 in the two markets.

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.

Traore and Neves, who scored the winner at Villa, are both 9/1 to grab the opener and 10/3 to breach United’s defence as the last of our Leeds v Wolves betting tips.

Match Info

Where: Elland Road

When: 15:00, Saturday 23rd October

How to watch: N/A

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner