Preview: Leeds United v Ipswich Town

A look ahead to Saturday's match.


Leeds United face Ipswich Town on Saturday lunchtime, in an early kick-off (12:30pm) in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Whites face the team directly above them in the league standings, with the visitors currently in second and 10 points ahead after 22 games of the season have been played.

In match number 23 for each side, this is the final game before Christmas and one which will see the sides meet one another again after playing out a seven-goal thriller at Portman Road, in August.

Leeds took the points in that one with a 4-3 scoreline and since that day, Kieran McKenna’s Blues have only lost once more in the rest of the campaign.

Coming into the match, Daniel Farke’s side are hoping to return to winning ways after drawing last time out at home to Coventry City. That kept the unbeaten record going this season, but ended a seven-match winning streak at Elland Road.

The Tractor Boys also drew their last match and were disappointed to do so, at home to East Anglian rivals Norwich City. The 2-2 draw added a point to the tally, and also took McKenna’s side onto 47 goals for the campaign up to now, which is a league high.

In what is now a busy festive period, this is the first of the next three fixtures for Leeds that will be shown live on Sky Sports for fans to watch who aren’t in attendance.

Kick-off in West Yorkshire is at 12:30pm and further supporter information can be found further down the page, as well as streaming information for fans around the world.

Memorable moments against Ipswich:

Important supporter information:

Discriminatory language or chanting is not acceptable and you could be breaking the law. The club condemns this behaviour and has a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination abuse of all kinds.

To report an incident, text LEEDS along with any relevant information including ticket details, your name and description of an incident to 60006. You will then receive an automated response which means that your report has been logged and will then be looked into.

What has Daniel Farke said, ahead of the match?

Head to head:

Wins: 34

Draws: 21

Losses: 29

Top scorer 2023/24

Leeds: Crysencio Summerville (10)

Ipswich: Conor Chaplin & Nathan Broadhead (8)

League position:

Leeds: 3rd

Ipswich: 2nd


Referee - Stephen Martin

Assistant Referee - Mark Dwyer

Assistant Referee - Andrew Fox

Fourth Official - Anthony Backhouse

How to watch:

The match has been selected for live television coverage within the UK on Sky Sports. For further information on how to watch the game, please see the link below.


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