Play-off chasing Wolves host Leeds in Championship

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.