Leeds United top value to get promoted to Premier League, says top bookmaker

Elland Road
Elland Road

Leeds United have been touted as one of the best value bets to make a Premier League return this season.

Online bookmakers Bwin suggest the Elland Road outfit are the side to back in the top flight promotion race at 20/1.

They may have started slowly, but the Whites find themselves just four points from a play-off spot and six adrift of pacesetting Norwich.

With 15 in the pocket already, they have more than double the haul of Fulham, for instance, yet the Cottagers rank as 14/1 shots to escape the second rung via the skylight.

Brighton can be backed at the same price, despite being four points worse off than Leeds.

A Bwin spokesperson said: “Clearly, the big names still have the odds gurus scared, but the topsy turvy nature of the Championship, where everyone is beatable, which means siding with the favourites isn’t always advisable.

“In Darko Milanic, the west Yorkshiremen may be about to embark on a surge of new manager-induced momentum that could easily see them bridge the small gap that stands between them and the upper echelons.

“Their home form isn’t a million miles away from being promotion-worthy either.

“Only one team has prevailed at Elland Road, where the Leeds backline has leaked just three goals, half the amount shipped by the table-topping Canaries.

“If they can find a way to patch up their away form, a skywards push won’t be too far away so have a flutter on the Whites now while the price is high.”