Eight Manchester City players rated more likely to score than Leeds United's main marksman Patrick Bamford

LEEDS United can be backed at 9-1 to win at Manchester City who are threes on to bag an astonishing 28th victory from their last 29 games in league and cup.

Saturday, 10th April 2021, 9:59 am

The Premier Division's runaway leaders are as short as 1-4 and no bigger than 1-3 to beat Marcelo Bielsa's Whites who are a best priced 9s and even the draw is as big as 5s.

Consequently, the first goalscorer market is dominated by City's key goal threats and even Whites top scorer Patrick Bamford finds himself ninth in the betting to score first.

Eight City players come first and Sergio Aguero is 39-10 favourite to open the scoring and only 13-12 as an any time scorer although most firms are odds on.

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OUT IN FRONT: Sergio Aguero, above, is considered Manchester City's chief goal threat against Leeds United but eight City players are rated more likely to net first than Whites no 9 Patrick Bamford. Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images.

Gabriel Jesus is next at 49-10 to net first, followed by Raheem Sterling (27-5), Riyad Mahrez (11-2), Phil Foden (31-5), Ilkay Gundogan (13-2), Kevin De Bruyne (34-5) and Ferran Torres (8s).

Bamford is then next at 10s and 3-1 as an any time scorer before another City star makes an appearance in Bernardo Silva at 27-2 to notch the game's opener.

It means there are some juicy odds about Leeds players scoring first with Raphinha and Rodrigo both 16s but shorter than both Tyler Roberts and Pablo Hernandez who are 20s and 22s respectively.

Raphinha is 11-2 as an any time scorer which might warrant some interest.

As is often the case, young Whites duo Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood are both high up in the Leeds order as first scorers at 14-1 and 16-1 respectively, despite their lack of game time.

Helder Costa is 22s, Ian Poveda 25s, Mateusz Klich 28s and Stuart Dallas 35s whilst Gjanni Alioski who started in the home clash against City and might do so again with Jack Harrison ineligible is a whopping 50-1 to net first and 16-1 as an any time scorer.

Even a repeat of the 1-1 draw from the Elland Road clash of October is on offer at 25-2 as five methods of a City win are rated more likely, headed by a 2-0 success for the hosts at 39-5.

A 2-1 triumph for Leeds is rated the most likely way of Bielsa's side leaving with all three points and even that is on offer at 33s.

One-way traffic as far as the market is concerned and it remains to be seen if that is mirrored in the game itself against a side who are 1-750 to win the division.

Not champions yet, but as good as.

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Thank you Laura Collins