Aston Villa make the trip to Yorkshire on Saturday evening to face Leeds United, and it has all the makings to be a goal-filled Premier League spectacle.
Dean Smith’s side have the opportunity to move into the top six should they win their two games in hand, and they will be eager to rectify a spirited defeat against high-flyers Leicester City last weekend. They will take comfort in the fact that they remained competitive until the latter stages against the Foxes and the attacking threat they boast will surely cause a vulnerable Leeds defence all sorts of problems.
Meanwhile, the home side bounced back from consecutive defeats to Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers by breezing past Southampton by three goals to nil, and the Whites have the opportunity to leapfrog Villa should they find a way past them on Saturday. The man of the moment, Patrick Bamford, netted his 13th league goal of the campaign, moving level with Harry Kane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin as the highest-scoring English strikers in the league.
Given his outstanding form of late, we have tipped Leeds’ talisman to add to his tally here by scoring first. However, with Marcelo Bielsa’s only keeping two clean sheets in their last 10 fixtures, we have selected a boosted bet of Bamford to score first and Leeds to win 2-1 at 50/1.