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Leeds United and the Premier League Outright Betting Markets – by Rob Atkinson

With just two rounds of the 2021/22 Premier League season played, we take a look at some of the outright betting markets that are available along with seeing if there is any value in backing Leeds United for any early-season bets. Several bookmakers are running promotions for Premier League betting markets for the new season and some of the best free bets sites are paying out early on bets, offering enhanced odds and more which can add value to your bets.

Premier League Winner

Leeds are the bookies eighth-favourites to win the league this coming season and are priced at 150/1. It’s an extremely unlikely scenario and although Leicester managed to do it in the 2015/16 league at much greater odds of 5,000/1, not many will be taking the punt at 150/1. 

  • Man City 4/5 
  • Chelsea 5/1
  • Liverpool 13/2
  • Man Utd 9/1
  • Tottenham 60/1
  • Leeds 150/1

To Be Relegated

Bookies have Leeds priced at 12/1 to drop down into the Championship come the end of the season but following a top-half finish from Marcelo Bielsa’s side and points being picked up against the top sides such as Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Leicester and Man Utd, there doesn’t seem to be much value in those odds. The three newly-promoted sides are favourites to make the drop straight back down and there are several more likely contenders than Leeds who are expected to have a relatively good season in the top-flight again.

  • Norwich 1/1
  • Watford 1/1
  • Brentford 1/1
  • Crystal Palace 7/4
  • Burnley 5/2
  • Leeds 12/1

Top Goalscorer

Patrick Bamford found the net 17 times for Leeds in the Premier League last season, although it wasn’t enough to beat Harry Kane’s tally of 23. He’s 28/1 to pick up the Golden Boot this term and although he’ll do well to score more than the likes of Kane, Salah, Sterling and Jesus, he could be a good shout for an each way bet which would pay out if he is one of the four top scorers which he achieved last season. Watch out, too, for Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku!

  • Harry Kane 10/3
  • Mohamed Salah 9/2
  • Raheem Sterling 20/1
  • Sadio Mane 22/1
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 25/1
  • Patrick Bamford 28/1

Without The Big 6

Several online bookmakers allow customers to bet on the league winner without the ‘Big 6’ teams. These include Man City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool. Therefore, whichever team finishes highest from the rest of the league, wins. Leicester are currently favourites in this market priced at 13/8 with Leeds next on the list at 6/1. There are of course several other teams which could do well this season including Everton, West Ham and Aston Villa but it is a more appealing market for Leeds than say the outright league winner.

  • Leicester 13/8
  • Leeds 6/1
  • Everton 6/1
  • West Ham 8/1
  • Aston Villa 9/1
  • Brighton 20/1

To Finish In The Top Half

This will most likely be the most popular betting market for anyone backing Leeds. They’re currently priced at 4/5 to finish in the top half of the table which is a strong possibility going off their performances last season. 

A strong end to last season meant that Marcelo Bielsa’s side finished in 9th place, tied on points with Everton below them and 4 points clear of 11th-placed Aston Villa.

  • Man City 1/1000
  • Man Utd 1/200
  • Liverpool 1/100
  • Chelsea 1/100
  • Leicester 1/5
  • Leeds 4/5 

Team To Score The Most Goals

With teams such as Manchester City perfectly capable of putting 5 goals past the best of goalkeepers, it may be a tough ask for Leeds to be challenging in this market. However, they did manage to bag an impressive 62 goals last season with only Tottenham (68), Liverpool (68), Man Utd (73) and Man City (83) scoring more. With a little more precision, they could be challenging for an each way place this season which may be a bet worth considering, especially at odds of 150/1.

  • Man City 4/11
  • Liverpool 13/2
  • Man Utd 8/1
  • Chelsea 10/1
  • Arsenal 50/1
  • Leeds 150/1

Some unexpected early results, with some fancied clubs having difficulties in their opening two fixtures, may already have seen some of these odds shifting, so it’s as well to keep an eye on the markets. Still, as we Leeds United fans know, things can change pretty quickly – and, when Bielsa’s men hit their stride, some of the achievement prices shown above could end up looking more than generous. The “Without the Big 6” market looks particularly attractive, especially with Leicester coming a cropper at West Ham last night. It’s all to play for, and the game’s afoot!

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