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Championship Betting Tips: Leeds United good value to end Premier League exile

15:02 WAT 07/08/2018
Andrea Radrizzani Leeds United
The West Yorkshire side have not graced the top flight of English football since 2004 but a trio of signings means they could be about to go back up

The race for promotion to the Premier League is about to begin and there is little to choose between the Championship clubs looking to go up.

Relegated sides Stoke City and West Brom are favourites at 6/4 (2.50) and 12/5 (3.40) respectively, whilst Middlesbrough are 10/3 (4.33) with dabblebet after a fifth-place finish last term.

However, it may be worth looking slightly lower down the list towards Leeds United at 7/2 (4.50) for some value.

The Whites are entering their ninth consecutive season in the Championship and could finally be set for a return to the top flight after what will be 15 years out.

Former Argentina and Chile manager Marcelo Bielsa has taken the reins at Elland Road, a signal of intent from the West Yorkshire side alongside three major coups on the field.

Leeds have bought striker Patrick Bamford in a £10 million deal, making him their most expensive signing since Robbie Fowler 16 years ago as owner Andrea Radrizzani shows he is willing to spend.

Bamford netted 13 times last season for Middlesbrough and has 36 Championship goals in just 69 starts, including a terrific hat-trick against his new employers back in March.

Another signing Barry Douglas, who played left-back for Championship winners Wolves last term, offers far more than just solid defence; the Scotland defender also contributed five goals and a league-leading 14 assists to help his former side back into the Premier League in style.

Finally, 21-year-old Jack Harrison, signed on loan for the season from Manchester City, was encouraged by Pep Guardiola to play under Bielsa as he looks to break into the Citizens team in the future.

Stability is one thing that the Whites have lacked in recent years, with the side going through no fewer than 10 permanent managers in the last six years prior to Bielsa, and promotion looks more likely this season than in a long time.

The 7/2 (4.50) quote on Leeds to get promoted looks a shrewd bet for those looking to bet on the Championship, whilst the 3/1 (4.0) price on them to be the top Yorkshire club also appeals.

Leeds United to get promoted at 7/2 (4.50) for a 1pt stake with dabblebet