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‘ Bielsa and Leeds confident of a result’ – Leeds face Charlton

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Championship leaders Leeds travel to Charlton on Saturday with just three points separating the two sides.

The Addicks were unbeaten in their opening six league games, but have since suffered back to back defeats following the international break. Sitting 8th with 14 points from a possible 24 is a good return for any team, never mind a side just promoted from League 1.

Last season Leeds struggled to kill teams off and this season it looks no different. Bielsa’s side battered Derby at the weekend, but couldn’t find that all important second goal to secure the three points. 13 efforts at goal, a missed penalty and numerous missed clear cut chances went begging before Derby scored a late, late equaliser with their only shot on target.

Leeds, though, remain top on goal difference and head to The Valley having won all five of their away games this season. On the road, they’ve been in red hot form scoring two or more goals in all five victories and keeping a clean sheet in each of their last four away trips. Leeds are 13/8 to win to nil on Saturday.

Lyle Taylor has been on fire for Lee Bowyer’s side so far this season. The striker has five league goals to his name already and is 12/5 to score anytime verses Leeds.

All four of Patrick Bamford’s league goals this season have come on the road and the striker is 7/2 to open the scoring.

The last time these two sides met at The Valley the game ended goalless in what was a dull affair. It’s 14/1 for a repeat scoreline.

Despite home advantage Charlton find themselves as 11/2 underdogs to bag all three points whilst Bielsa’s side are 1/2 to secure another three points on the road. The draw is available at 18/5.

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