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Warnock on mission to lead Leeds to rare Blackpool win

by Paddy Power Admin | August 21, 2012

Match betting preview: Blackpool vs Leeds United

Tuesday, August 21, Bloomfield Road. Kick-off 8pm

EL OF A LOT OF CLUBS: Diouf has swapped Doncaster for Leeds United this season (pic: Getty)

By Lee Dover | Championship betting

Those lads up north sure know how to play a bit of football. We are just one match into the new season and Blackpool and Leeds United have already made themselves worthy contenders for a return to the Premier League.

An opening day victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are adjusting to life back in the Championship, has seen Leeds United come in to 10/1 with Paddy Power to win the nPower Championship. Meanwhile, an overpowering 2-0 victory away to Millwall has seen Blackpool’s Championship title odds shortened to 12/1.

So a clash at Bloomfield Road tonight between Blackpool and Leeds United should make for a truly perfect storm – sorry WWE, but Brock Lesnar and Triple H’s battle seemed more like a timid rain shower than a devastating tornado.

Ian Holloway will be confident his team can deliver in their first home league game of the 2012/13 campaign, especially since they racked up a 6-0 aggregate score over The Whites last season.

With such momentum on their side, it is little wonder Blackpool are a tasty 6/5 with Paddy Power to hand Leeds United another defeat this evening as part of a busy night of Championship action.

Leeds due a victory against Blackpool

Neil Warnock has dusted the Leeds team down over the summer though and they are enjoying a 100 per cent start across all competitions – their crushing 4-0 annihilation of Shrewsbury Town in the Capital One Cup illustrated that Leeds United mean business.

As such, the price of 11/5 for The Whites to record only their second victory at Bloomfield Road in 11 league trips cannot be totally ignored.

Another point to consider about tonight’s tie is the fact that Dean Whitehouse has been handed the refereeing duties for the match.

In his first two games of the new season, the Northampton official has already flashed seven yellow cards and sent off one player.

Add to this the fact that El Hadji Diouf could be given his first league start for Leeds United and Whitehouse may be anticipating another busy night.

Told you a perfect storm was forecast over the skies of Blackpool later today.

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