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Bookie - This is what makes Leeds United ideal for promotion

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Leeds United are the perfect side to back for promotion this season according to a popular online bookie.

Popular online bookmakers Bwin suggest Leeds United are the side to back in the Premier League promotion race.

The bookie argues that Leeds’ home form makes them a solid promotion candidate even though the team is still searching for a first win under new head coach Darko Milanic.

“There’s another price that has caught our eye, rating arguably better value than any of those mooted so far,” writes Bwin on their website.

“It’s the 20/1 about Leeds scaling the second-tier wall this season to reach the Premier League.”

“Their home form isn’t a million miles away from being promotion-worthy either.”

Leeds got off to a bad start under Milanic when they lost 2-0 away at Brentford but they responded well to that setback, avoiding defeat in their next two home games with draws against Reading and Sheffield Wednesday.

The Whites have lost only once at home this season, conceding just three goals, which has only been bettered by Ipswich Town who currently sit inside the play-off places.

“In Darko Milanic, the west Yorkshiremen may be about to embark on a surge of new manager-induced momentum that could easily see them bridge the small gap that stands between them and the upper echelons.”

Milanic admitted when he was first unveiled as the Leeds manager that it would take time for things to settle down at Elland Road as he gathered experience on his players and the learnt about how he wanted them to play.

Slowly but surely the pieces are falling into place, but a win against Rotherham United when the international break is over is necessary and would ease the pressure over the Slovenian.

Of course the bookies only ever want your cash but if you do fancy a bet on Leeds, the Whites have a large squad, which is certainly capable of consistency over the rest of a very long season.

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