Albion’s weekend odds - Leeds

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SIX goals and a performance described by Gus Poyet as the best since he took over against Blackpool at the weekend, but the Seagulls still need one more win from their two remaining fixtures to guarantee their place in the play-offs.

Two points may be enough depending on results elsewhere, but Albion have their destiny firmly in their own hands.

Whilst teams around them have struggled for consistency, the Seagulls are unbeaten in seven league outings and, should they make the playoffs, will enter as one of the form teams.

Brighton could even afford the luxury of leaving Leonardo Ulloa on the bench last weekend, and, with a comfortable half-time lead, he was able to watch from the dugout throughout.

The ability to rotate his squad will hopefully reap the rewards for Poyet and the club must be quietly confident of playing Premier League football next term.

Brighton are 3/1 at BetVictor to achieve that goal and considered very strong favourites at 1/40 to finish in the top six.

The picture may become clearer Friday evening when rivals Leicester host Watford in a fixture with obvious promotion implications.

Albion travel to Elland Road at the weekend with Leeds looking to finish on a high under new manager Brian McDermott.

It has been a very frustrating year for all at Leeds but optimism is growing after the team won back-to-back fixtures recently; they were beaten 1-0 at Birmingham last week and are booked for a mid-table finish.

The Seagulls are 5/4 favourites at Elland Road with the draw and the hosts both priced at 12/5.

The race for the Brighton golden boot award looks destined to be heading for Craig Mackail-Smith’s mantelpiece with the injured forward still two goals clear of David Lopez.

Ulloa will have been distraught to have missed out on adding to his goal tally against Blackpool and is still on eight which leaves him three adrift.

The Scottish international is now 1/6 with Lopez 8/1, Ulloa 12/1 and Ashley Barnes, who bagged a brace on Saturday, now also a 12 /1 chance after also taking his seasonal tally to eight.