GIVEN the fact that Leeds sit in second place in League I having suffered just four defeats all season, allied with Town’s unbeaten home record, it’s hardly surprising that bookies are struggling to separate the pair ahead of their titanic tussle at the Galpharm tomorrow.
On the one hand, Lee Clark’s men are favourites with Victor Chandler, who make the visitors 7/4 outsiders.
But conversely, Paddy Power lean in other direction and price Town at 13/8 to come out on top.
Subsequently, Betfred’s stalemate quote of 12/5 is sure to lure neutrals noting Leeds’ three draws in five in League I, and as two of those games have finished 1-1, that will be a well-backed result at 6/1 (888Sport).
Home fans can combine the draw with a home win at odds of 9/20 courtesy of Jaxx.com, but on closer inspection there are plenty of reasons for Town supporters to be optimistic regarding the latter.
Firstly, in the five meetings between the two since Leeds dropped into League I, Town have lost once and have won three.
Furthermore, the Whites have won just twice in their last nine, and both games were at Elland Road, so a slender home win is far from unrealistic.
Those in agreement can tackle William Hill’s 16/5 for Town to prevail by a one-goal margin, a wager that will be profitable if Clark’s charges bag the game’s only goal or finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline, results quoted by totesport and Stan James respectively at 7/1 and 8/1.
Elsewhere it’s evens to be level at the interval as well as 17/10 to be goalless at that point; both with Partybets and Betdaq, who offer 10/11 for the contest to contain fewer than three goals.
Aiming to scupper that wager are Jordan Rhodes and Lee Novak.
The former is 5/1 (Ladbrokes) to break the deadlock and the latter can be backed at 7/1 with bet365.
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