Leeds United and Southampton hard to separate at St Mary's amidst English strikers clash

THE bookies are finding it very hard to split Leeds United and Southampton in this evening's Premier League clash at St Mary's (kick-off 6pm).

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 12:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 12:06 pm

Marcelo Bielsa's Whites are marginal favourites at around the 6-4 mark and a best priced 18-11.

The Saints are also 6-4 with plenty of firms but a best available 7-4 whilst the draw can be backed at 29-10.

It's a similar story in the first scorer market with Southampton's Danny Ings marginally favourite to net the game's first goal at 47-10, just in front of United's no 9 Patrick Bamford at 5s.

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MARKET LEADER: Southampton's England international striker Danny Ings, above, is just about favourite to score first in Tuesday evening's clash against Leeds United at St Mary's. Photo by ANDREW BOYERS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

One is an England international and the other hopes he will be too.

Rodrigo is next at 15-2, followed by three Saints threats in Daniel NLundulu (8s), Michael Obafemi (17-2) and Che Adams (43-5).

Raphinha is then 9s to net the game's opener and every other player is double figure odds to notch first.

There are usually goals when the Whites and Saints meet and both teams to score is predictably short at 1-2.

A 1-1 draw is also favourite in the correct score market at 39-5, followed by a 2-1 victory for Leeds at 21-2, fractionally shorter than a 2-1 triumph for the hosts at 11s.

In the view of the bookmakers, extremely tight and very hard to call but it might just be that United prove decent odds at around the 6-4 marker.

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Thank you Laura Collins