New Leeds coach Darko Milanic is still waiting for his first win after Reading further dented the progress made by caretaker boss Neil Redfearn in holding them to a 0-0 draw midweek.
However, with stuttering Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday in town, that victory should be imminent.
Ladbrokes are sitting firmly on the garden divide, labelling either side 13/8-shots and the draw 23/10, but we are paid to put our necks on the chopping block here at news.Ladbrokes, so here it goes:
Leeds to beat Sheffield Wednesday to nil @ 33/10
Although Reading couldn’t be defeated during a frustrating stalemate, the major positive for Leeds was the return of a fourth clean sheet in five home league outings and the tenth point from 15 available at Elland Road.
Aside from his disciplinary issues, Catania import Giuseppe Bellusci is proving a steadfast addition to the heart of a Leeds defence which excels at home, but is rather suspect away.
Wednesday’s bright start has slowed up after that 7-0 Capital One Cup mauling at Manchester City and the Owls could easily go the same way as Middlesbrough, Bolton and Huddersfield and lose to nil.
Souleymane Doukara to score first @ 11/2
Another Catania signing to hit the ground running in the hustle and bustle of English football is Leeds’ hotshot Senegalese striker.
Four all-competition goals so far for the Whites has quickly endeared the 23-year-old to the Elland Road faithful and after a two-game scoring hiatus, he’s a great bet to find the net first in this derby.
Leeds 1-0 or 2-0 @ 18/5
While the Terriers fate was sealed with a 3-0 win, Wednesday are made of sterner stuff as their joint-stingiest Championship defence testifies.
Leeds have only averaged a goal per-game at home in the league, so the winning margin is likely to be slender.
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