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Leeds v Brentford

Sky Bet Championship, Elland Road, 1230 BST, Sky Sports Football

Samuel Saiz (left) in action against Hull
Samuel Saiz (left) in action against Hull

Leeds returned to the summit of the Sky Bet Championship table when they beat Hull at the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday.

Marcelo Bielsa's men have been impressive during their 11 games so far and will be left asking questions as to how they haven't struck the net more in recent weeks.

Brentford were another side who looked like real challengers, but they've hit a bump in the road and travel to Elland Road as outsiders.

The Whites may still be missing key players in Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez, but we've seen the likes of Tyler Roberts step up and find the net despite being third-choice striker.

They have ten points from a possible 15 at home this season and should add another three against a Brentford team who have one of the worst away records in the division.

The Bees have managed draws against Stoke, Aston Villa and Ipswich while being defeated by Blackburn and Derby - a complete contrast to their showings at Griffin Park.

The hosts are a team who know where the net is, as highlighted by their 21 goals so far. The chances they are creating demonstrates their intent on attack, and they can consider themselves unlucky not to have scored more against Sheffield Wednesday and Hull.

Brentford's eight conceded on the road, a goal difference of -3, will give Bielsa's side further confidence that they can remedy that here.

Leeds look great value at 9/5 to wrap up victory with two or more goals in the game given the contrasting home and away form of these two sides.

Best bet: Leeds to win at over 1.5 goals at 9/5


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Norwich v Stoke

Sky Bet Championship, Carrow Road, 1500 BST

Two sides who have hit decent form in recent weeks after slow starts should set up a really entertaining clash at Carrow Road.

Norwich's attacking style, combined with the quality in Stoke's side, should signal goals and those looking for a bet should be looking at the overs or finding value in the various scoring markets.

Stoke's last three away games have produced a total of 13 goals, with both sides scoring at least twice. In total, there's been a combined 34 goals in the Potters' games this season, while that figure is at 27 for the hosts.

Benik Afobe celebrates after scoring against Sheffield Wednesday
Benik Afobe celebrates after scoring against Sheffield Wednesday

There is value in backing goals again here, and I'm willing to keep my faith in last week's tip to find the net for the third time this season.

This is partly due to the 30/1 price available on an Erik Pieters goal being massively overpriced when you factor in his involvement in Stoke attacks so far this season.

The defender is Stoke's fourth top scorer this season with that tally of two - and he again threatened with a couple of attempts against Rotherham last time out.

Both goals were very well taken, particularly his strike against West Brom as it flew into the top corner.

He is being priced up on the fact that he is a left-back, but if you watch those goals against the Baggies and Preston, you will see the advanced position he is in which helps create these opportunities.

A price of 30/1 looks far too big and is expected to go.

Best bet: Erik Pieters to score anytime at 30/1


Luton v Scunthorpe

Sky Bet League One, Kenilworth Road, 1500 BST

New Scunthorpe boss Stuart McCall
Scunthorpe boss Stuart McCall

Luton and Scunthorpe both sit in mid-table in the Sky Bet League One standings, but they have been winning games recently.

The visitors have definitely seen an upturn in results since Stuart McCall was brought in while Luton are a very strong outfit in front of their own fans.

Kenilworth Road will be a difficult venue for teams to pick up points this season, but there is value in backing an away win here based on their recent showings.

Scunthorpe find themselves second in the form charts with 11 points from a possible 15 in their last five games, which includes a 5-3 victory over Charlton last time out.

The Iron are unbeaten since McCall's appointment and it appears as though he has started to really get going with this current group of players.

At 9/2, an away victory does look overpriced based on current results. That price is usually reserved for teams who aren't winning games or find themselves struggling, that is not the case for Scunthorpe.

There have been ten different goal scorers for them as well this season. They're not just relying on one person to carry them along, everyone is expected to contribute.

The 13 goals scored under McCall's guidance shows their attacking capabilities and they're worth a bet.

Best bet: Scunthorpe to beat Luton at 9/2


Odds correct at 1800 BST (03/10/18)

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