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Play-off chasing Wolves host Leeds in Championship

| 06.04.2015

Wolves are odds-on at 4/6 with Coral to beat mid-table side Leeds United in the Championship, as they look to break into the top six.

Kenny Jackett’s side are effectively joint-sixth, though lie eighth due to a worse goal difference with Ipswich and Derby in front of them. With both of those teams facing tough away trips, now is their chance to take full advantage with a victory over the West Yorkshire outfit.

The Whites, whose future ownership is still uncertain, lost at home to Blackburn Rovers 3-0 last time out, with midfielder Rodolph Austin earning a straight red card in the first half for violent conduct.

Wolves, meanwhile, have had a day more to recover, after their terrific 2-1 away win against Nottingham Forest, where Benik Afobe opened the scoring and Bakary Sako doubled their lead from the penalty spot. The duo are 7/5 and 9/5 respectively to net anytime.

The hosts are currently on a five match unbeaten run in the Championship, having won the last three of their games, while Leeds’ form was similar until the home capitulation against Blackburn. They were also on a five match unbeaten run, having recorded three wins as well.

Leeds will be hoping to bounce back, and although neither relegation or promotion seem possible, they are a proud club and no doubt have sights set on a top half finish. Their play of late, has been encouraging and manager Neil Redfearn’s faith in a number of youth players had started to pay off.

While veteran striker Mirko Antenucci is still the side’s top scorer (10 goals) and 3/1 in the anytime market, young attacking midfielder Alex Mowatt has hit a number of the headlines this season, with his eight goal haul and has odds of 7/2 in the anytime market.

The former is definitely good value, having, prior to the Rovers match, struck in two tough away trips; the 3-0 win over Fulham and a 1-1 result against Blackpool.

Earlier in the season, Wolves were 2-1 winners at Elland Road (Antenucci also struck first in this), with James Henry and Leon Clarke scoring the decisive goals. The former is 10/3 in the anytime market. The same fixture last season ended in a 2-2 draw, with three of those scorers, Leeds’ Ross McCormak, Luke Varney and Lee Peltier (own goal) having since moved on. Only Wolves’ Danny Batth still remains, and he has 6/1 odds in the anytime market.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.