LEEDS UNITED travel to Wolves on Monday night to cap this weekend’s Premier League action.
West Ham pulled off a miraculous comeback, Manchester United got back to winning ways, Arsenal failed at Man City while Liverpool and Everton played out a Merseyside derby thriller.
Leeds vs Wolves, Monday 8pm (Sky Sports)
The league’s great entertainers are back.
We expected Leeds to hit the ground running this season with their high-intensity style, but even the most optimistic of fans in West Yorkshire must be delighted with this start.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men held Man City last time out in a pulsating 1-1 encounter at Elland Road, with both sides having chances to snatch the three points.
Wolves got back to winning ways against Fulham, which was needed after an uncharacteristic thrashing at West Ham.
Nuno Santo’s side pride themselves on their ability to bounce back and it’ll be fascinating to see how they approach the tactical dilemma of this swarming Leeds outfit.
They will be targeting a European place again this season and can kickstart a run here with Newcastle, Palace, Leicester and Southampton to come next.
We see goals under the lights at Elland Road – and plenty of them.
Two of Leeds’ four top-flight games have featured three or more goals so far, but that doesn’t tell the entire truth.
Their 1-0 win over Sheffield United could and perhaps should have finished 3-3, while you could say something similar about the wide open draw with City.
Bielsa won’t change his style for the opposition and expect Leeds to be at it from the off after a fortnight to regroup.
Over 2.5 goals is a massive 23/20 and we think it should be an odds-on shout.
As decent as Wolves’ defence is, Leeds are hardly brilliant at the back and have conceded eight in four games.
We can see another score draw and as well as three or more goals, so back both teams to score in the first half at a very generous 17/4.
That was a winner in Leeds’ games with Liverpool and Fulham, while Wolves showed when they visited South Yorkshire in their season curtain raiser that they can start fast.
On that occasion, they led 2-0 after six minutes. Rapid.
Expect goals and expect them fast – there’s big profit to be had.
Patrick Bamford is riding on the crest of a promotion wave and continues to be preferred by Bielsa over big summer signing Rodrigo.
We’re not convinced that stays the case for the remainder of the campaign, but right now the softly-spoken frontman is showing a clinical side he lacked over the past two seasons in the Championship.
Get him while he’s hot – another Bamford goal is 21/10, which is £31 return for a tenner.
SunSport’s best bets
- Over 2.5 goals at Elland Road: 23/20 (BET HERE)
- Both teams to score in first half: 17/4 (BET HERE)
- Bamford to continue hot streak: 21/10 (BET HERE)
*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.
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