Leeds United get their season underway in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Saturday lunchtime against newly relegated Wolves. Both sides will be looking for promotion this season and this game could be pivotal, even at this early stage of the season.
Leeds are currently best price 6/4 (William Hill) to win this one, the draw is 5/2 and Wolves are a 21/10 chance.
Leeds have lost the last three meetings between the sides by one goal to nil and there is rarely goals between these two. That makes a bet on under 2.5 goals immediately appealing at a price of 11/10 with Ladbrokes. The back end of last season was not prosperous for Leeds, winning just one of their last seven but a new season and renewed hope around Elland Road could see Leeds knick a win here.
A 4-0 League Cup win against Shrewsbury will have installed some confidence ahead of the campaign and the hope for Leeds fans will be that Wolves are still reeling from their Premier League exit. They needed penalties to beat Aldershot in the League Cup next week and with the continued transfer rumours surrounding Matt Jarvis and Steven Fletcher, Leeds should fancy their chances of picking up all three points here.
If you are looking for a first goalscorer in the match, Ross McCormack has to be considered after his 18 goals last season, he is 6/1 with Sky Bet to score first in this match or 15/8 with Stan James to score anytime in the 90 minutes.
Correct score betting is another way to approach this one and we think a Leeds win could be coupled with a tight match with few goals, that makes Leeds to win 1-0 a viable option at 17/2 with Bet365 or if you think both the teams will get on the scoresheet a 2-1 Leeds win at 9/1 (Ladbrokes) could be considered a decent bet at a big price.
With the Championship one of the toughest leagues to bet on at the best of times, it is sensible to keep stakes relevantly small for the first couple of weeks of the season but for a safe bet that will more than double your money back under 2.5 goals to be scored at 11/10.
Leeds vs Wolves Tips:
Under 2.5 goals to be scored – 11/10
Ross McCormack to score in the match – 15/8