This season has not been good to Bristol City so far. With just one win from six
league games, the Robins have only scored four goals so far and boss Keith Millen’s refusal to play more than one striker looks set to continue.
The City manager defended his tactics following last week’s 1-0 loss to Brighton at Ashton Gate and is more than likely to persist with the one-pronged attack.
It is for this reason that Bristol City find themselves priced at 17/5 to win at Elland Road against a Leeds United side that has blown hot and cold so far this year.
However, it may not be quite as clear-cut as that due to Leeds’ appalling defensive record.
The Whites have failed to keep a clean sheet so far this season and appear to have adopted the ‘we’ll score more than you’ approach.
While being entertaining for the neutral, it has led to mixed results this year, as Leeds have won two, drawn one and lost three in the Championship so far.
This makes the odds of 18/25 on a home win a worthwhile yet risky bet, with a
draw priced at 27/10.
The key statistic to consider when betting on this fixture is that Leeds’ six
league matches so far have averaged 3.66 goals per game.
It’s also quite possible that the Robins’ scoring struggles could come to an end against a defence that is at best unsettled. Therefore, more than 2.5 goals at 31/50 is reasonable bet, with more than 3.5 goals also worth a go at 31/20.
For those expecting even more goals, betting on exactly four goals or five or more will see you receive odds of 4/1 on either selection. Using the free £25 you receive for joining bwin on one of these outcomes would see a return of £125 should it be successful.
Finally, Leeds have shown a tendency to be slow out of the blocks this year and have found themselves ahead just twice at half-time in their eight competitive games to date.
Of the six games that they weren’t in front in at half time, they’ve managed
to turn three around into victories. This makes the 22/1 odds of Bristol City/Leeds in the half-time/full-time market a very worthwhile play for punters looking for a tempting long shot.
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