Leeds United: Whites good odds to shoot down Magpies

Dwight Gayle.
Dwight Gayle.
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LEEDS United can be backed at big odds of 10-3 to continue their fine recent form against Championship leaders Newcastle United on Sunday, despite having home advantage at Elland Road.

The Magpies have won seven league games in a row and eight consecutive fixtures in league and cup, resulting in the bookies to chalk up Rafa Benitez’s side as short-priced favourites to win at sixth-placed Leeds.

Odds of 24-23 were the best available on Thursday afternoon - with Marathon Bet - but most firms have the Toon Army at odds on.

The draw is on offer at 5-2 with various firms and the 10-3 about a Leeds win is available at William Hill.

And the first four players in the first goalscorer market all play for the Magpies, with the Championship’s top scorer Dwight Gayle heading the list at 15-4 with Bet365.

Aleksandar Mitrovic is next in the pecking order at 51-10 with Netbet, just ahead of Ayoze Perez at 6s and Daryl Murphy at 13-2.

Chris Wood - Leeds’s top scorer - is available at 29-4 with NetBet and three more Newcastle players are next in Yoan Gouffran (15-2), Christian Atsu (17-2) and Matt Ritchie (9-1).

Of other Leeds players, Marcus Antonsson is 9-1 to score first, with Kemar Roofe and Souleymane Doukara both 10s.

Hadi Sacko is 14s, ahead of Pablo Hernandez and Alex Mowatt who are both 16s.

Every other Leeds players is 22-1 or bigger to score first.

Newcastle’s top scorer Gayle is only 5-4 to score at any point in the match at all.