Leeds United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers – EPL, October 19, 2020

| October 16, 2020 4:35 am PDT

The EPL has saved one of the most intriguing fixtures of this round until last this week, as newly promoted Leeds welcomes an exciting Wolves side to Elland Road on Monday.

There is a clash of styles and tactics but both teams have some very good young players that can turn a game on its head in an instant. This could end up being one of the games of the season.

Leeds vs. Wolves Odds

Leeds United to Win +142
The Draw +213
Wolverhampton Wanderers to Win +188

This is another EPL game evenly priced by the online betting sites as two young sides meet early on in the season. Leeds has already shown that it is not frightened to take on anyone in the top flight and its position as slight favorite is probably just about right, even though it is just as possible that Wolves comes away with all three points.

Match Preview

Leeds showed on the opening weekend of the season that it would not be stopped from playing its expansive, free flowing soccer by anyone. The results haven’t always been positive but the games have been good to watch. Marcelo Bielsa seems to have worked out how to strengthen his defense now as well.

After conceding seven in the first two games, Leeds kept a clean sheet against Sheffield United before drawing 1-1 with Manchester City – and now look perfectly at home in the EPL. It will be interesting to see whether it can keep the counter attacks of Wolves in check on Monday.

But that’s if Nuno Espirito Santo’s side gets the opportunity to play on the counter at all. Leeds likes to play an open game but defends well in numbers, so it will take a big effort from Wolves to stamp its own authority on this one. There are the players to do that though, so it really depends who gets the upper hand early on.

Wolves have enjoyed a strange season so far. Beating Sheffield United at Brammall Lane on the opening day seemed like a good result at the time, but then it fell to Manchester City and was thrashed by West Ham straight after. The narrow win over Fulham was a little better but Wolves have not quite got going yet this season.

Leeds vs. Wolves Prediction and Betting Pick

Pick
  • Leeds United to Win
    +142

This looks like being a fascinating game between two sides that will be overlooked when it comes to talking about European qualification, but could have a huge say in who makes it into the top six or seven. The attacking style of Leeds will probably just abut come through on Monday, but this looks like being a very even battle.

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is an experienced freelance writer specialising in sports and sports betting. He is particularly knowledgeable about world soccer, but also writes about football, basketball and cricket.

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