Preview: Leeds United v Barnsley

We look at Thursday's fixture.

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Leeds United return to Elland Road on Thursday (5:00pm), looking for a fourth consecutive victory in the Sky Bet Championship.  Barnsley are the visitors to West Yorkshire, who need to win to boost their survival hopes, in their bid to avoid relegation to League One.  A win for Leeds would take Marcelo Bielsa's side further clear at the top and would be a giant step towards Premier League football next season.

Manager/head coach

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

Barnsley: Gerhard Struber

League position

Leeds United: 1st

Barnsley: 24th


Leeds United: WDWWW

Barnsley: DWLDD

Top scorer

Leeds United: Patrick Bamford (16)

Barnsley: Cauley Woodrow (15)

Head to head

Leeds United wins: 26

Draws: 17

Barnsley wins: 20

Last time at Elland Road

Saturday 21st April 2018

Leeds United 2 (Pearce 17, Alioski 50)

Barnsley 1 (O'Connor O.G. 36)

Team news

Influential midfielder Kalvin Phillips has picked up a knee injury which is set to rule him out for the rest of the season.  Winger Elliot Simoes is set to be absent for Barnsley with injury.


Referee: Jarred Gillett

Assistant Referee 1: Philip Dermott

Assistant Referee 2: Mark Dwyer

Fourth Official: Scott Duncan

The key battle

Mateusz Klich v Alex Mowatt

Former Leeds midfielder Mowatt is now captain at Barnsley.  He will be up against Klich in the middle of the park in what will be an interesting battle.

Latest odds

Leeds United: 3/10

Draw: 4/1

Barnsley: 8/1

(Odds correct at time of article published)

How to watch

Thursday's game has been selected for live broadcast on Sky Sports. Season Ticket Holders who selected the 'Club Bundle' can watch the game on LUTV, whilst all supporters can still listen to live audio commentary.  CLICK HERE for more details.

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