Rotherham v Leeds - Saturday 17:30, Sky Sports 1
If Leeds were under any illusions about their place in the Championship pecking order, they shouldn’t be anymore. Last weekend’s televised 2-0 home defeat to champions-elect Newcastle was the ultimate reality check. The Whites had their moments when they might have made a game of it, but the Magpies in truth were always in control and always had them at arm’s length.
With Garry Monk in charge, though, we shouldn’t expect the sense of inferiority to upset their confidence. Monk knows precisely what it takes for Leeds to win matches at this level and the players have been buying into his blueprint for several weeks now. Expect them to carry on as they were before colliding with the Geordie juggernaut and the 11/10 about the away win.
Leeds have been consistently dispatching mediocrity in a business-like manner for the past two months and Rotherham will be the weakest team they have faced all season. Kenny Jackett already seems resigned to rebuilding for next season, talking in terms of transfers rather than tactical tweaks when trying to summarise a resounding 3-0 defeat at Derby last time out.
Leeds have delivered textbook away wins at Sheffield Wednesday (2-0), Cardiff (2-0) and Wolves (1-0) since Monk turned his corner, while home wins over Burton (2-0) and Ipswich (1-0) were achieved in similar fashion. Another performance to that sort of standard and the Whites might just get a bit more bang for their buck. Back the Leeds 3-0 correct score at 20/1.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus