Seven Manchester City players rated more likely to score than Patrick Bamford in Leeds United clash

SEVEN Manchester City players are rated more likely to score than Whites no 9 Patrick Bamford with Leeds United big odds to avoid defeat against Manchester City at Elland Road.

Marcelo Bielsa's side can be backed at bigger than 7-1 to defeat Saturday evening's Premier League visitors with even the draw on offer at just below 5-1.

Novibet are going 71-10 about a Whites win and 24-5 for the draw with Pep Guardiola's side generally no bigger than 2-5 to leave LS11 with all three points, despite the absence of the club's two main strikers in Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.

Without them, England international Raheem Sterling is expected to once again play in the no 9 role and Sterling is 4-1 favourite to net first and only evens to score at any time at all.

MARKET LEADER: Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, centre, is favourite to score first in Saturday evening's clash against Leeds United at Elland Road. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.

Seventeen-year-old Liam Delap is second favourite to score first at 17-4 with Riyad Mahrez (6-1), Kevin De Bruyne (6-1), Phil Foden (15-2), new recruit Ferran Torres (17-2) and 18-year-old Cole Palmer (17-2) all above Whites no 9 Bamford in the first scorer market.

Despite scoring in all three of United's Premier League games so far, Bamford can be backed at 11-4 as an any time scorer and 10-1 to net first.

Tyler Roberts and Rodrigo are next in the market from a Leeds perspective with the duo both 11-1 to open the scoring and 10-3 as any time scorers.

Lower down the market, Gjanni Alioski looks set to replace the ineligible Jack Harrison on the left wing so could attract interest at 22-1 to score first with some firms and 7-1 as an any time scorer.

But whoever hits the back of the net, the bookies expect two things - a City win and goals with both teams to score only 4-7 and a 2-1 City victory favourite in the correct score market at 8-1.

A 3-1 City triumph is next at 10s with a 1-1 draw 11s, a 2-2 stalemate 16s and a 2-1 victory for Leeds rated the most likely outcome resulting in a home win at 25s.

Or what about another 4-3? Available at 66-1 for a City triumph and 200-1 for the Whites. Surely not again.

A goalless draw, meanwhile, is 28-1 and it's no surprise to see those odds so high.

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Thank you Laura Collins