'They must have six very good players then' - host of Leeds United stars rated more likely to score than Huddersfield Town's Karlan Grant

FIVE LEEDS United players are rated more likely to score than Huddersfield Town's main goal-getter Karlan Grant in today's Championship Yorkshire derby at Huddersfield Town.

Saturday, 7th December 2019, 7:00 am
Updated Saturday, 7th December 2019, 8:42 am
TOP SCORER: But Huddersfield's Town Karlan Grant is only fifth favourite to score first. Photo by George Wood/Getty Images.

The Terriers have been friendless in the outright betting market with Danny Cowley's side as big as 13-2 to win on home soil with Leeds long odds-on and no better than 11-20.

Huddersfield have huge injury problems and United's Patrick Bamford (7-2), Eddie Nketiah (4-1), Pablo Hernandez (13-2), Helder Costa (13-2) and Jack Harrison (8-1) are all shorter in the betting market than Terriers top marksman Grant to score first (9-1).

United's Jack Clarke is next at 9s, followed by Mateusez Klich and even the sparsely used but extremely talented teen Mateusz Bogusz at 10s.

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Huddersfield's Fraizer Campbell, who is one of many injury doubts, is next at 12s along with fellow Terrier Steve Mounie.

But every market is stacked heavily in Leeds' favour with Bamford only 7-5 to score any time and a 1-0 victory for United rated the most likely outcome at 11-2, closely followed by a 2-0 away triumph at 6-1 and then a 1-1 draw at 29-4.

The draw in the outright betting market is 16-5.

But Leeds and shotstopper Kiko Casilla are looking for an amazing 11th clean sheet this season and the Whites to win without conceding might be the way forward at 11-8 with Unibet.

A 2-0 triumph looks about right at 6-1 and for an outside punt, the adventurous Stuart Dallas looks big at 14-1 to score first, comments which also apply to Luke Ayling who has been knocking on the door but is as big as 33s to net first.

Ben White - who will be playing in a more advanced role with Kalvin Phillips suspended - is 24-1 to net first and 10-1 to score at any time. Ayling is 12s in that market and Dallas 6s.

Told that there were around six Whites players higher up the betting market than Grant to score first, Terriers boss Cowley quipped: "They must have six very good players then."