Marcelo Bielsa hasn’t failed to live up to the billing since getting his Leeds United side to the Premier League at the second attempt. They narrowly lost at Anfield due a late penalty and they managed a well-earned point when taking the game to Man City.
They currently sit in eighth, and no doubt will take the game to a Wolves side who have struggled for consistency this season.
Despite only being behind Leeds by a single point, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have tasted heavy defeats to both Man City and West Ham while all six of their points have come against the bottom two teams in the league: Sheffield United ad Fulham, as the latter they struggled to overcome too.
While Leeds are capable of running riot, they’re also no exempt from grinding out results and of their nine goals so far this season, seven came in the opening two matches.
Only the top three and Sheffield United had better defensive records than Wolves last year, though they’ve had a couple of blips this season and have struggled to contain dangerous sides, a category in which Leeds slot right in.
The midlands club have won just one of their last five road trips now with that coming over Sheffield United at the beginning of this season as their main issue has been with output, drawing blanks in three of those games, and against the side who had the second best defensive record in England last year (only Cheltenham have less goals conceded per game) we can see them struggling again here.
On that basis the ‘Unders’ bet looks a strong possibility, though with the amount of goals that have been flying in this season, a heavy odds-on price feels wrong getting behind, and the winner market looks to hold greater value.
Leeds Draw No Bet
The Whites have lost just three of their last 26 home matches and although 24 of those came in the Championship, they’ve proven they can mix it with best that England have to offer with their only dropped points at Elland Road this season coming against Man City, while it could be argued they were unlucky not to come away with all three from that match.
While Wolves have had a slightly subdued start to the campaign, they’ve proven themselves to be a very dangerous side over the two seasons they’ve been back in the topflight.
Only five teams had a better away record than them last year, so we’re not confident on the Leeds win outright, though a draw no bet looks to hold value here