Football Tips: Leeds to bag vital win at West Ham in this 40/1 Bet Builder

This is a surely a must-win for the visitors and Paddy's tipster Andrew Cunneen fancies them to do it.


West Ham v Leeds Bet Builder tips

Leeds to Win
Under 2.5 Goals
Rodrigo to Score Anytime
Rodrigo to Have Four or More Shots

Sunday, May 21 1.30pm: West Ham United v Leeds United
TV: Sky Sports Premier League/ Main Event

While I understand Sam Allardyce has had more clubs than the Marbella strip, it does feel slightly spicy every time he comes back to a former club.

Generally what’s happened is the upper echelons of ownership believe they can move past his draconian approach to football and move into the next era to become like Man City but without the cheques written out in dirhams.

But West Ham have hardly hit major heights since Big Sam left nearly a decade ago now, and he returns to Leeds aiming to get them out of trouble, as consistently as he has done with other sides in the past. While you could suggest the Irons aren’t mathematically safe, there’s a fair chance they can be come kickoff here, and that will lend itself to this being a non-affair for the home side.

Banking on Leeds to win a competitive game won’t be my idea of a bet in this day and age, but seeing them winning one that only one of the XIs care about suggest some value to me all the same..

Leeds to Win

It’s a bit like in the NFL where teams end up tanking to end a season because they want to get the best possible pick in the draft.

None of them ever admit to it, but it happens. This is kind of the inverse here, whereby players will try to leave the club by expressing themselves, only for the club to adopt a sit-back-and-relax attitude to league games, particularly as West Ham will have just come off a Conference League semi-final away at AZ Alkmaar.

Too much emotional and physical engagement in a given week is pointless, especially when you’re barely capable of it at all. Leeds win in a surrender-type environment.

Under 2.5 Goals

I’ll likely be the only person on the internet suggesting this for the weekend, but yes – as soon as Leeds score, the absolute panic of conceding will set in, only for the fact that the Hammers could not are less about crafting a ten-pass move that cuts them open.

Their sole focus at thar juncture will be on their Instagram thanking their home fans for their support for the 2022/23 season, with a copied and pasted paragraph from the socials expert at the club underneath.

What you’ll see come full-time is Leeds players with their nerves shot, and a group in claret and blue already forgetting they’d just played a game of football.

Rodrigo to Score Anytime

Cometh the hour, cometh the only functional footballer at the entire club.

It didn’t make it into many films because it does very little for the central character but believe me when I tell you, if this man doesn’t perform, then Leeds are going to struggle to get the result I’ve outlined above so it’s worth tying them together.

Yes, two defenders found the net against Newcastle, but you can probably have 50/1 about that happening again, Allardyce set piece focus or no Allardyce set piece focus.

Rodrigo to Have Four or More Shots

He’s the sole focus when Leeds have the ball in the final third, and the influence he has on the game cannot be understated.

My favourite thing about him is that he likes shooting from all angles, and given that West Ham are clearly happy to see teams let fly from distance, this game should suit him padding his numbers.

Anything to avoid Patrick Bamford having a meaningful touch of the football, I’d suggest.

West Ham v Leeds betting tips

Leeds to Win
Under 2.5 Goals
Rodrigo to Score Anytime
Rodrigo to Have Four or More Shots

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