Preview: Leeds United vs Sunderland

A look ahead to Tuesday's match.

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Leeds United have a chance to get back to winning ways and put pressure on the top two as the Whites host Sunderland in the Sky Bet Championship, with action getting underway from Elland Road at 8pm.

Daniel Farke’s side hadn’t tasted defeat in the league since the turn of the year, but that unbeaten run came to an end over the weekend as United were edged out 2-1 by Play-Off hopefuls Coventry City at the CBS Arena.

After falling two goals behind in the Midlands, Leeds halved the deficit late on through substitute Joel Piroe, but the Whites were unable to grab an equaliser as the Sky Blues’ defence held firm.

That result came after last week’s Easter double header, which ended with a memorable 3-1 victory over Hull City at Elland Road, with Crysencio Summerville and Dan James amongst the goals in the dying minutes of the match.

The weekend’s results leaves Leeds third in the Sky Bet Championship, just one point behind second-placed Ipswich Town with five matches left to play.

Sunderland meanwhile find themselves 13th in the league standings, with one win in their last five outings continuing their inconsistent recent form.

Last time out, the Black Cats were held to a goalless draw at home by Bristol City, but interim boss Mike Dodds was pleased with his team’s performance, believing they deserved to take all three points.

The two sides have already met once this campaign, with Jobe Bellingham's second-half header proving to be the difference at the Stadium of Light.

Last time out at Elland Road:

How to watch:

The match is available to Watch Live in selected territories. Live audio commentary is available worldwide with Bryn Law and club legend Tony Dorigo for monthly audio subscribers, which includes video build up, analysis and reaction at Buy your match pass HERE.

Supporters can also follow all the updates live on with our online blog throughout the match.

The match has also been selected for live television coverage within the UK, on Sky Sports. For further information on how to watch the game across the rest of the world, please see our ‘How to Watch’ guide on, ahead of kick-off!

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.

Tough measures and sanctions are in place across all English football leagues to tackle dangerous and illegal behaviours within football grounds, and this involves but is not limited to, discriminatory behaviour, tragedy chanting, fans entering the pitch, the use of pyros and throwing objects.

What has Daniel Farke said, ahead of the match:

Head to head:

Wins: 40

Draws: 19

Losses: 35

Top scorer 2023/24:

Leeds: Crysencio Summerville (18)

Sunderland: Jack Clarke (15)

League position:

Leeds: 3rd

Sunderland: 13th

Memories against the Black Cats:


Referee - Tim Robinson

Assistant Referees - Darren Cann, Neil Davies

Fourth Official - Michael Salisbury

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