Leeds and Leicester Set for Top-Table EPL Battle

Leeds United have ten points on the board after six Premier League matches played and that means that they occupy one of the higher rungs in the table, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side having done very well considering that they have already faced Liverpool and Manchester City.

The Yorkshire side were emphatic winners of the Championship last term and they also produced arguably their best performance of the campaign to land a 3-0 victory at Villa Park on Friday night, with Patrick Bamford scoring a hat-trick that will live long in the memory.

Why Are Leeds Such a Big Price to Beat Leicester?

You can get odds as big as 17/10 that Leeds follow up that victory in Birmingham with another three points at Elland Road, although it must be said that this could be a team who are better suited to going on the road than trying to set the tempo of a match on home soil.

Leeds were slightly fortunate 4-3 winners against Fulham and played well when landing a point against Manchester City, although a 1-0 reverse at home to Wolves saw the home side tail off after a bright start and they’re not yet reliable from a punting point-of-view.

The form of Patrick Bamford has largely been excellent and the striker has started silencing critics with some stellar performances including that brilliant three-timer against the Villans and the way in which he took his second and third goal strengthens the argument for a potential First Goalscorer bet here.

Is Bamford First Goalscorer Value at 6/1?

Patrick Bamford has six goals on the board in the Premier League after doubling his tally for the season when bagging three at Villa Park. Previously to this, the much-travelled striker had scored against Liverpool, Fulham and Sheffield United, with the forward representing decent value after returning to the scoring trail after shooting blanks for two games.

Jamie Vardy is the predictable favourite on the First Goalscorer betting market, with the Leicester City forward trading at 18/5 to fire the opening goal as he did at the Emirates Stadium when coming on as a sub to win the game for the Foxes. It will be interesting to see which forward comes through in this game.

Can Leicester Follow Up Win Over Arsenal With a Victory Here?

Leicester City are the best away team in the Premier League right now after landing victories away to West Brom, Manchester City and Arsenal. There will be plenty of punters looking to back the Foxes to continue their 100% away form when they clash with Leeds and the Midlands side seem to be comfortable away from the King Power Stadium.

Brendan Rodgers’ side were patient when defending at the Emirates Stadium before finding a late breakthrough and they have Jamie Vardy back in attack, with the team recovering from home defeats against West Ham and Aston Villa to return to winning ways.

Cengiz Under’s cameo could see him feature and the performances of Wesley Fofana are earning rave reviews, with Leicester looking to weather the Leeds storm before pressing their claim for a top-four spot.

What Are the Best Bets for Leeds v Leicester?

We are leaning towards Leicester City in the Full-Time Result betting market although perhaps not enough to back them to win the game. Alternatively, you can punt them to land a victory on the Asian Handicap betting market where you can punt the Foxes off scratch and get money back should they draw the game.

Leicester will be wary of Leeds’ attacking intensity and will hope to soak up pressure before hitting them on the break. One way of playing another away victory for Brendan Rodgers’ side is backing the draw at half-time and City at full-time which has been chalked up at 11/2 with Unibet.


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