Leeds United suffered the disappointment of missing out on automatic promotion last season and losing to Derby County in the play-off semi-finals, however they have put such disappointment firmly behind them and launched the 2019/20 campaign in blistering fashion. Marcelo Bielsa’s men have stormed to the top of the Championship table on the back of an excellent run which has seen them drop just two points in their opening five games. Wins over Bristol City, Wigan Athletic, Brentford and Stoke City sit alongside a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest and it is hardly a surprise that the bookmakers have installed them as huge favourites to win the Championship title at the end of the season.
The Whites may have just been dumped out of the League Cup at the second round stage following a penalty-shoot-out defeat to Stoke City, however this means that Bielsa can concentrate solely on the league campaign and the bookies go Evens that he steers them up to the Premier League as champions this term.
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Leeds United aren’t having things all their own way at the top of the Championship table with Swansea City sitting level on points with Bielsa’s men. The South Wales side have also won four and drawn one of their opening five matches with their only dropped points coming courtesy of a disappointing goal-less draw with Derby County. The bookmakers are far from confident that the Swans will continue in a similar fashion for the remainder of the season however with BetVictor going 16/1 that they will the title, the same odds as arch-rivals Cardiff City.
Indeed most firms consider Fulham to be Leeds United’s biggest threat this season despite the Cottagers losing two of their three Championship outings already this season. BetVictor go 4/1 that Fulham bounce straight back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking although they will clearly need to find a better level of consistency for that to happen.
Championship Winner – BetVictor Odds
Evens – Leeds United
4/1 – Fulham
9/1 – West Bromwich Albion
16/1 – Swansea City
16/1 – Cardiff City
16/1 – Bristol City