Leeds have been in impressive form of late, going eleven matches without defeat but it could have been so much better for the fourth-placed Whites, who would be four points clear in the second automatic promotion place had they not sacrificed a two-goal lead twice in the space of three days over the festive period.
They’re 5/6 at Coral to get back on track with victory at home to Middlesbrough but those recent lapses in concentration strip a little appeal from that price and it isn’t the best on offer at Elland Road, here goals could be on the agenda.
In Leeds’ dozen home games goalkeepers have picked the ball out of the net an incredible 47 times and during their unbeaten run, Simon Grayson’s men have been hitting the onion bag with impressive regularity.
Boro by contrast have one of the most toothless attacks on the road statistically, but they have been showing signs of rediscovering their scoring touch and smashed three past Preston at Deepdale last time. Couple that with the fact that Leeds’ defence is far from water-tight and it’s hard to envisage Tony Mowbray’s side not contributing to the tally. Punters can cash-in on a glut with 11/5 for the contest to produce four or more goals.
Hull have gone on an eight-match unbeaten run to drag themselves away from the foot of the Championship and they look overpriced at 17/10 with bet365 to get the better of Leicester at the KC Stadium. No team has conceded fewer home goals than the Tigers while the Foxes continue to struggle on the road, where they have lost nine out of twelve this season.
Leaders QPR face a tricky trip to Norwich and it’s a difficult enough assignment for us to swerve 888Sport’s market best 7/4 about an away win, tempting though it is. Instead, it’s worth considering a modest flutter, at 13/5 (Paddy Power) on skilful midfielder Adel Taarabt finding the net at Carrow Road. The dangerous Moroccan has five in his last six and eleven in all this season and has the quality, when on his game, to unlock the tightest of defences.