Rotherham United v Leeds United: Whites strong favourites but odds against to win at Millers

FAVOURITE: Leeds United striker Chris Wood. Picture by Simon Hulme.

FAVOURITE: Leeds United striker Chris Wood. Picture by Simon Hulme.

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LEEDS United are strong favourites to get back on the winning trail at Rotherham United on Saturday but can be backed at 23-20 to triumph in South Yorkshire (kick-off 5.30pm).

Rotherham are eight points adrift at the foot of the Championship and 11 points from safety having lost nine of their last ten games and the Millers can be backed at 61-20 with Marathon Bet to upset Leeds.

Rotherham have, however, won their last three home league matches against Leeds - two games at the New York Stadium and one at Millmoor - and United’s last league triumph at Rotherham came back in December 1982 in the old Second Division.

But plenty of people will fancy Gary Monk’s side to outclass Rotherham having picked up 22 points from their last possible 33 - a run which has taken Leeds to seventh in the division and only point outside the play-offs.

The Whites are odds-on to win at Rotherham with a couple of betting firms but BetVictor and Betfair were offering 23-20 about a Leeds win on Friday afternoon.

The draw is a best priced 13-5.

United’s Chris Wood is not surprisingly favourite to score first - at 4-1 with Bet365 - ahead of Marcus Antonsson at 6-1 and Rotherham’s Danny Ward at 7s.

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