Patrick Bamford swamped by Red Devils as Leeds United and Manchester United meet again

LEEDS United can be backed at bigger than 3-1 to gain revenge for December's defeat at Old Trafford with victory in today's rematch at Elland Road.

Sunday, 25th April 2021, 11:14 am

Marcelo Bielsa's Whites were beaten 6-2 in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in December and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are odds on across the board to complete a Whites double and no bigger than 5-6.

Leeds, though, are now on a five-game unbeaten run and will no doubt attract interest at odds of 7-2 to beat the Red Devils, two weeks on from defeating champions-elect Manchester City despite playing over half of the game with ten men.

Even the draw is available at 16-5 and four of the first five outcomes in the betting for the correct score market entail a Red Devils victory.

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DANGEROUS: Bruno Fernandes, who tops both the Manchester United goalscoring and assists charts, is favourite to net first against Leeds United in today's clash at Elland Road. Photo by Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images.

A 2-1 victory for the visitors is seen as the most likely outcome at around 7-1, narrowly ahead of a 1-1 draw at best priced 43-5.

A 1-0 win for Solskjaer's side is then 21-2, followed by a 2-0 victory (11s) and then 3-1 verdict (14s).

A 2-2 draw is also 14s and the first outcome entailing a Whites win is available at 15s via a 2-1 success for the hosts, followed by 1-0 to Bielsa's side at 18s - the same price as a 3-0 triumph for the visitors.

Red Devils boss Solskjaer revealed on Friday that striker Marcus Rashford had not trained all week due to a foot issue but Rashford is still joint third favourite to score first at 6-1.

Bruno Fernandes heads the betting at 24-5, narrowly ahead of Edinson Cavani who is 5s.

Whites no 9 Patrick Bamford is the same price as Rashford at 6s and followed by three more Red Devils players in Mason Greenwood (13-2), Anthony Elanga (8s) and Daniel James (9s).

From a Manchester United point of view, Shola Shoretire (11s), Juan Mata (14s), Paul Pogba (14s), Donny van de Beek (14s) and Scott McTominay (16s) are the other main first scorer contenders.

It's the usual market for when Leeds are underdogs of Bamford being surrounded by opposition threats in the betting and decent odds about the likes of Jack Harrison (13s), Tyler Roberts (14s), Pablo Hernandez (14s), Helder Costa (15s), Ian Poveda (16s), Mateusz Klich (20s) and especially Stuart Dallas (22s).

Joe Gelhardt is again prominent in the first scorer market at 11s and Rodrigo is 21-2 but remains injured and Leeds will likely have to face the Red Devils without both their record signing and star winger Raphinha.

But that was also the case against Liverpool yet Leeds are once again rated clear underdogs against the Red Devils.

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Thank you Laura Collins