Despite their off-field shenanigans and underwhelming start to the Championship campaign, Leeds find themselves just six points off the second-tier summit.
Victory at Rotherham this evening will see that deficit halved and reward punters brave enough to back their underdog price of 23/10 to snare the Yorkshire derby spoils.
In truth, it ranks as a much more appealing match punt than the Millers’ 23/20 for success, or the 11/5 about the draw for that matter.
Steve Evans’ side are without star striker and former Whites favourite Luciano Becchio for this one, with the Argentine ruled out until 2015 with a fractured heel.
Signed on loan from Norwich on transfer deadline day, Rotherham haven’t failed to score a goal when he’s been on the pitch longer than 45 minutes.
In total, they’ve bagged just nine times in the league, a figure that only the bottom two have failed to surpass so far.
Becchio has been on the field for six of these.
The hosts’ goalscoring woes are the root cause of their particularly humdrum form of late, which has seen them record just one win in eight across all competitions.
Leeds, by contrast, have been bested just once in seven since severing ties with inexplicably-appointed manager Dave Hockaday.
Brentford are the only team in this spell to have breached the Leeds backline more than once, with the Whites’ defence keeping three clean sheets in this time.
A fourth instalment of unsullied Leeds laundry is available to back at a sizeable 13/5, while the away win to nil is an even tastier 17/4.
Based on the current state of play, both bets look well worth the money.