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Leeds United tipped for tempting 60/1 return at Sheffield United

Leeds United tipped for tempting 60/1 return at Sheffield United – originally posted on Sportslens.com

David Prutton believes Leeds United can kick-off Paul Heckingbottom’s reign as manager with a point at Sheffield United this weekend.

Heckingbottom quit his role at Barnsley to take over from Thomas Christiansen at Elland Road and the 40-year-old faces a big task to get the club back in the Championship play-off picture.

Leeds are currently seven points behind the top six with 16 games to play, but Prutton has tipped them to to pick up a draw at Bramhall Lane on Saturday.

“This is a massive test for Paul Heckingbottom,” Prutton told Sky Sports.

“It’s quite the move he’s made from Barnsley to Leeds for more than one reason and he’ll be under the microscope right away at Bramall Lane.

“When these two sides met in October they were both right in the mix for automatic promotion, and Sheffield United even went top after they won at Elland Road.

“But both have drifted away from the play-offs now and will be desperate for a win. It will be a good, open game, and I think it will be a draw.”

Prutton thinks Leon Clarke will open the scoring for the home side, but he has backed Leeds to fight back and secure a 2-2 draw (60/1 with Sky Bet).

Leeds are without a win in their last seven games in all competitions, while the Blades have won just three of their last eight outings.

Sheffield United are priced at 4/5 to win the game, with Leeds on offer at 18/5. The draw can be backed at 5/2.

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Wolves fancied to deliver 8/1 bookie-basher against QPR; 2/1 double with Derby looks tempting

Wolves fancied to deliver 8/1 bookie-basher against QPR; 2/1 double with Derby looks tempting – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Championship pundit David Prutton has backed Wolverhampton Wanderers to continue the relentless march into the Premier League with a victory over QPR on Saturday.

Wolves head into the game 11 points clear of Derby County at the top of the table, while QPR are currently down in 15th place.

Prutton believes the league leaders will prove too strong for Rangers and has tipped them to record a 3-0 success (8/1 with Sky Bet).

“Wolves looked a cut above the rest against Sheffield United last week, it’s as simple as that,” he told Sky Sports.

“Any fears of a dip have been put to bed with back-to-back wins and they regained some of their swagger against the Blades.

“QPR got a very important win against Barnsley last week and will be brave enough under Ian Holloway to go for it at Molineux, but that could well be their downfall.”

Wolves have won just one of their last five matches against QPR, but they look a banker bet to pick up three points this weekend.

The home side are priced at 4/9 to defeat QPR – put them in a double with Derby County (21/20) to beat Norwich City for a near 2/1 return.

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