Leeds face Wolves in Championship opener at very backable price in season kick off

Its sure to be another weekend of gripping action, as Leeds and Wolves begin their Championship campaign on Saturday as Neil Warnock’s men look very backable at 11/8 with Bet365, who also report a new free bets offer.

This game kicks off at lunch-time, live on Sky Sports 2 as these two promotion hopefuls go head to head, searching for three points to kick start their season.

This is certainly set to be a lively affair between two ambitious clubs, backed by passionate supporters.

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Both have received their fair share of critics over the summer months too, so they have some people to prove wrong.

Looking at Leeds to begin with, they had hoped that some significant investment may have been injected into the club by now, but it hasn’t happened. Instead, they have lost their best player in Robert Snodgrass and according to many, don’t have a squad capable of a prolonged promotion bid.

However, in Neil Warnock, they have a manager who has been extremely successful in this league. They also began their domestic campaign well with a 4-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town in the Capital One Cup, so perhaps a good start to the season is a distinct possibility.

As for Wolves, they are understandably one of the promotion favourites having only just been relegated from the Premier League. However, with a new manager in charge – Stale Solbakken – and the future of some of their key players is extremely uncertain.

Steven Fletcher is one player that has handed in a transfer request, but is yet to leave the club and this is hardly going to be helpful for morale at the start of this campaign.

This uncertainly and perhaps slightly bizarre atmosphere was highlighted in the Capital One Cup fixture against Aldershot Town last weekend. Wolves progressed to the next round, but in front of their home fans, they needed penalties to defeat the League Two club.

Overall, this match is going to a fascinating insight into where these two massive clubs are for the 2012/2013 Championship campaign and it gets underway at 12.45pm on Saturday afternoon.


Tommy graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 with a Journalism degree and has worked in various professional industry posts including the football print media.