TOWN have lost just once in their last 11 League I outings at the Galpharm and haven’t tasted defeat at the hands of Leeds on home soil since 1963.
Yet they are classed as narrow 17/10 outsiders by Jenningsbet as they prepare to face their West Yorkshire rivals, Betdaq’s 8/5 favourites.
The improvement of the visitors under Simon Grayson could lead to caution amongst those undecided between the draw and a Town success.
However, both can be covered in a single bet at odds of 1/2 with bet365.
Nevertheless, as Lee Clark’s men shared the spoils in their last home game against Hartlepool, a decent case can be made for a flutter on the stalemate at odds of 12/5 (Betfred).
In addition, the fact that this is a derby lends further appeal to that price and so there could also be some market movement towards a 1-1 scoreline at 11/2 with Stan James.
The contest, which is 4/1 (Coral) to be level at the end of each half, looks set to be relatively low scoring if recent Town home games are anything to go by, so Victor Chandler’s 4/5 for a total of fewer than three goals catches the eye.
Confident punters expecting a Town triumph could therefore do worse than give further consideration to the 17/2 Sportingbet post against Clark’s charges grabbing the only goal.
Elsewhere, Blue Square quote odds of 11/2 for Town to come out on top following a drawn first period, Sportingbet price the contest at 6/5 to be goalless at the break and punters can insure against the draw by backing the Town at 19/20 with Victor Chandler, who will refund bets at that price in the event of a stalemate.
Keigan Parker meanwhile, is a hefty 13/2, courtesy of Boylesports, to open the scoring and Michael Collins, who netted a last-gasp winner when the two sides met at Elland Road in November, is 12/1 with bet365 to again grab the last goal, the same firm chalking up a repeat of that 2-1 Town triumph at 9/1.
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