Huge Leeds United boost expected in fight for Premier League survival but two clear dangers

A huge Whites boost is expected in Leeds United’s fight for Premier League survival, but with two clear main dangers to Javi Gracia’s side.
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Leeds return to action this evening with the first of two back-to-back home games against relegation rivals in a 7.45pm kick-off against Nottingham Forest. Steve Cooper’s side climbed back above Leeds through Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Wolves but the bookmakers firmly expected Leeds to take all three points from this evening’s showdown at Elland Road.

Gracia’s side are odds-on across the board for victory, no bigger than 5-6 but as short as 8-11. Forest can be backed at 7-2 whilst the draw is on offer at 14-5. Leeds have the first five players in the first scorer market which is just about headed by Rodrigo at 9-2 but Forest duo Taiwo Awoniyi and top scorer Brennan Johnson are rated the clear main dangers to the hosts.

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Nigerian international forward Awoniyi has recently returned from a groin injury and is 8-1 to net first whilst Wales star Johnson is 9s, behind Rodrigo and also Patrick Bamford (5s), Georginio Rutter (13-2), Luis Sinisterra (7s) and Crysencio Summerville (15-2).