Leeds United's prospects and Gjanni Alioski's goal-threat underrated in Arsenal FA Cup test

LEEDS UNITED can be backed at 11-2 to cause an FA Cup 'shock' with victory at Arsenal who are strong odds-on favourites with United's Patrick Bamford 9-1 to score first.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 10:00 am
OVERLOOKED? Leeds United's North Macedonian international Gjanni Alioski will be playing on the wing and could be good value to net against the Gunners. Photo by George Wood/Getty Images.

The Gunners are no bigger than 1-2 to progress with victory in 90 minutes while Leeds are 4-1 to leave with a draw and force a replay at Elland Road.

As far as getting through is concerned, Arsenal are 1-3 to qualify with the Whites 3s.

And for once, the most fancied United player to net first appears well down the first goalscorer market with six Arsenal players rated more likely to break the deadlock than United's top scorer Bamford.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang heads the list at 16-5 followed by Alexandre Lacazette at 19-5 and then Gabriel Martinelli at 5s.

Tyreece John-Jules is next at 11-2 followed by Nicolas Pepe at 7s and Reiss Nelson at 8s before Bamford's appearance in the list at 9s.

Mesut Ozil is then next at 21-2 but there are some fancy prices about some of United's other main threats with Jack Harrison 16-1 to net first, Mateusz Klich 17s and Gjanni Alioski who is set to play more advanced than normal at 20s.

Stuart Dallas is 25s while Academy star Robbie Gotts is 28-1 to net first on his debut.

Amazingly, Aubameyang and Lacazette are both odds-on with some firms to net any time at all.

But Leeds look overpriced at 11-2 and there will be plenty of interest in the Whites at those prices and considering he will be playing in a more advanced role than normal, Alioski looks quite a good price at 13-2 to net at any point during the game.