Jean-Kevin Augustin fancied for perfect Leeds United start against Wigan Athletic

JEAN KEVIN-Augustin is second favourite to bag his first goal for Leeds United by netting first in Saturday's Championship hosting of Wigan Athletic.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Saturday, 1st February 2020, 9:16 am
SECOND FAVOURITE: New Leeds United recruit Jean-Kevin Augustin is behind only Whites no 9 Patrick Bamford in the first goalscorer market for Saturday's Championship hosting of Wigan Athletic. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa has not surprisingly admitted that Augustin will need time to integrate into the group after only sealing the switch to Leeds from Red Bull Leipzig on Monday.

A place on the bench at best seems likely but the 22-year-old Frenchman is still second favourite to score first at 9-2 behind Patrick Bamford who heads the market at 15-4 and seems sure to start in the lone striker role.

Ten Whites players are rated more likely to net than any Wigan player with Joe Garner rated the main Latics threat and 11-1 to score first with Kieffer Moore next at 12s.

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Garner is 15-4 to net any time with Moore 21-5 but Bamford is odds on with some firms and a best price 21-10 with Augustin only 6-4.

In the match outright market, United are long odds on at 2-5 with the draw on offer at 4s and Wigan as big as 41-5 to repeat their shock win recorded at Elland Road last Good Friday.

But a comfortable Whites win is envisaged with a 2-0 Leeds success rated the most likely outcome at 13-2 followed by 1-0 at 7s, 2-1 at 8s and then both a 1-1 draw and 3-0 Whites win at 17-2.