Preview: Leeds United vs Crystal Palace

Whites face the Eagles at Elland Road.


Leeds United take on Crystal Palace at Elland Road on Tuesday evening, in a Premier League match being shown live on Amazon Prime (8.15pm).

The Whites go into the game on the back of a point and clean sheet away at Brighton on Saturday evening, whilst Palace will be looking to bounce back from a home defeat to Aston Villa.

Both teams beat each other last season home turf in the Premier League, with Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford scoring the goals at Elland Road in a 2-0 win for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. That victory made it five home wins on the bounce against Palace for Leeds.

Palace come into the game showing their goalscoring ability this season. They are currently on a run of eight successive matches finding the back of the net and in Christian Benteke, they have a striker who likes midweek clashes, as he has 12 goals to his name on Tuesday night fixtures.

Staying on the midweek stats, Leeds have enjoyed a night under the lights of late, too. Since promotion back to the top flight, the Whites won five out of six matches during the week, four of which have been on Tuesday’s.

The head to head record between the two sides overall is in Leeds’ favour down the years, but the league encounters last season were the first two meetings since 2013.

Both teams will be looking to improve their respective home and away records on Tuesday evening. Leeds have just the one home victory this campaign, whilst Palace have just the one away from home.

If Leeds can get that second win on home turf, they could move as high as 14th, whereas Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace are aiming high, with a win having the potential to take them into 7th spot.

Manager/head coach:

Leeds: Marcelo Bielsa

Palace: Patrick Vieira

What Marcelo Bielsa said ahead of the match?

“It’s a team that is solvent, with a careful management of the ball. They have clear positive results. Obviously the function of a coach is for their team to play as he desires. It’s admirable how deeply Patrick Vieira has been able to install his ideas at Crystal Palace.”

League position

Leeds: 17th

Palace: 11th

Premier League form

Leeds: DWDLD

Palace: DWWDL

Top scorer

Leeds: Raphinha (5)

Palace: Gallagher, Benteke, Zaha (4)

Head to head

Leeds: 30

Draws: 16

Palace: 18

A memorable moment vs Crystal Palace

Team news

Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling made their return to action on Monday night, playing for the Under 23s away at Manchester City. Kalvin Phillips is available for the game, whilst Robin Koch is still in the process of his recovery.

Central defender Joachim Andersen and midfielder James McArthur will be missing for the visitors, both have injury problems. Nathan Ferguson is close to recovery but unlikely to be involved, whereas Eberechi Eze and Odsonne Edouard could both make their returns from lay-offs.


Referee - Kevin Friend

Assistant Referee 1 - Adrian Holmes

Assistant Referee 2 - Simon Beck

Fourth Official - Robert Jones

Video Assistant Referee - Simon Hooper

The key battle

Raphinha vs Wilfried Zaha

Two tricky customers for fullbacks to deal with down the wing. Full of pace, trickery and flair, and of course an eye for goal, they will both be watched closely at Tuesday night’s match. Take a look here at some stats from them this season.

Latest odds

Leeds: 11/8

Draw: 12/5

Palace: 19/10

How to watch

The match is being shown live on Amazing Prime, with commentary available as always through LUTV.

Supporter information

Please read this information ahead of the game, if you are attending the match at Elland Road.

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