Football tips: Our super 12/1 Bet Builder for Wolves v Leeds on Friday

Wolves host Leeds on Friday night - and our tipster Shane O'Brien has his top picks.

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Leeds to Win

Leeds have been the definition of hot and cold in the Premier League in recent weeks. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have won four and lost four in their last eight league games, with three of those wins coming away from Elland Road. Leeds have been far better on their travels than at home this season and currently boast the ninth-best away record in the league in comparison to the sixth-worst home record.

Friday 8pm: Wolves v Leeds
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Almost all of their away defeats in the league have come against one of the traditional big six and they have done remarkably well against the rest of the league. Wolves, meanwhile, have finally found a bit of form after a torrid run of 11 games without a win in the league. They have now picked up seven points from their last three games but were hugely fortunate to leave St. Mary’s with three points last weekend following some questionable decisions. Wolves have finally found a winning formula once more but could come unstuck against a quality Leeds side.

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Over 2.5 Goals

Leeds and Wolves are almost polar opposites. Wolves rank among the lowest goalscorers and only Burnley, Sheffield United, Fulham and West Brom have scored less goals than Nuno Espirito Santo’s side – teams who notoriously find goals hard to come by.

Leeds, on the other hand, have been one of the most free-scoring teams in the league and boast the best goalscoring record outside the top four. Friday night’s game will therefore go one of two ways, but it is so difficult to stop Leeds from scoring that we should see plenty of goalmouth action.

Leeds have scored at least two goals in seven away games this season and have scored the second-highest number of away goals in the league. They are irrepressible most of the time and should find joy against a Wolves side that has kept just three home clean sheets all season.

Patrick Bamford to Score Anytime

Bamford had his doubters at the start of the campaign, but he has done more than enough to banish them in Leeds’s first half-season back in the top flight. The English striker’s 12 goals have been integral to Leeds’s campaign so far and he currently sits sixth in the goalscoring charts, although he boasts by far the worst shot conversion rate of any player in the top 15.

However, Leeds create so many chances that Bamford is able to spurn more opportunities than most and still find himself on the scoresheet. Eight of Bamford’s 12 league goals have come on the road and he could very easily add to that tally at Molineux on Friday.

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Over 10.5 Corners

Both Wolves and Leeds have been averaging more than five corners per game in recent weeks, pointing to 11 or more corners on Friday night. Leeds have won 26 corners in their last five games at an average of just over five per game, while Wolves have won 30 in their last five at an average of six per game.

Wolves won more corners in games where they were forced to chase the game – when they fell behind against Arsenal, Southampton and Crystal Palace, for example. They could win a flurry of corners on Friday if Leeds take an early lead as they fight to get back into the game.

Wolves v Leeds betting tips summary:

Leeds to Win
Over 2.5 Goals
Patrick Bamford to Score Anytime
Over 10.5 Corners

A Bet Builder including these four picks pays around 12/1 with Paddy Power.

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