Bookmakers in agreement over one aspect of Leeds United and Sheffield United derby
LEEDS United are the slightest of favourites to take victory in today's Premier League Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United in which the bookmakers are confidently expecting the contest to be tight.
Marcelo Bielsa's Whites edge favouritism with just about every major bookmaker but only by the tightest of margins with Leeds a best-priced 17-10 but Chris Wilder's Blades 9-5 or effectively 18-10.
The draw is on offer at 49-20 and Blades duo Oli McBurnie and Billy Sharp head the first scorer market with the pair both 6-1 to score first.
Yet Whites no 9 Patrick Bamford is only half a point behind at 13-2 with David McGoldrick and record Whites signing Rodrigo next and both 15-2 followed by Oli Burke at 17-2 with Tyler Roberts 9s.
The correct score market tells you all you need to know with a 1-1 draw actually favourite in that market at 6-1 followed by 1-0 wins for both the Whites and the Blades which are 17-2 each.
Even a 2-1 success for either side is the same price at 10s and whilst the bookmakers effectively cannot be sure about which way this will go, they are pretty convinced that one way or the other Sunday's Yorkshire derby will be close.
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