Preview: Leeds United vs West Bromwich Albion

Final day clash with the Baggies.


Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United side play their final match of the campaign on Sunday, taking on West Bromwich Albion (4pm).

Elland Road is set to host its first game of the season with fans, who will be able to create a special atmosphere, and have multiple reasons to make it a memorable occasion.

If the Whites win the match against the already-relegated Baggies, they will end the season on 59 points which will be highest points tally for a promoted side since the 2000/01 campaign.

The win against Southampton on Tuesday evening has already confirmed a top 10 finish for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who still have the opportunity to finish as high as eighth with a final-day victory.

In the opposition dugout, Sam Allardyce will be taking charge of his final match in charge of West Bromwich Albion this weekend. The manager joined the club in December 2020 with the task of avoiding relegation, but for the first time in his career, he was unable to achieve this.

The former England manager has overseen four matches at Elland Road throughout his career, and his unbeaten with a record of two wins and two draws.

The Baggies - who were promoted alongside Leeds and Fulham - have suffered their fifth relegation from the Premier League, the joint-most in the modern era, level Norwich City.

A shining light within what has been a tough campaign, has been the goals (11) and assists (6) of star-player Matheus Pereira. The 25-year-old Brazilian has impressed and would usually be a danger to the Leeds United defence, but could be missing the match through injury.

In a thoroughly impressive season, Patrick Bamford has scored the most goals (16) of any promoted player since the 2014/15 season when Charlie Austin got 18. The striker has one game left to try and match or better that tally.

In a day of final moments, both Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi will be given an emotional send off. The two heroic Leeds United players will be departing the club after years of excellent service, and all inside and outside of Elland Road will be showing their appreciation of the duo.

Manager/head coach

Leeds: Marcelo Bielsa

WBA: Sam Allardyce

League position

Leeds: 10th

WBA: 19th

Premier League form

Leeds: DLWWW


Premier League top scorer

Leeds: Patrick Bamford (16)

WBA: Matheus Pereira (11)

Head to head

Leeds: 37

Draws: 19

WBA: 33

Last time at Elland Road

Tuesday 1st October, 2019


Leeds United 1

West Bromwich Albion 0

Team news

Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed that Diego Llorente will be added to the list of players missing on Sunday, which means he joins Mateusz Klich and Robin Koch on the sidelines. There are no other fresh injury concerns for Leeds at this present time.

West Brom could possibly be without their top-scorer and talisman, Matheus Pereira, who came off injured in the defeat to West Ham. Former Leeds player Robert Snodgrass will be missing, alongside Branislav Ivanovic.


Referee - David Coote

Assistant Referee 1 - Dan Cook

Assistant Referee 2 - Sian Massey-Ellis

Fourth Official - James Linington

Video Assistant Referee - Robert Jones

The key battle

Patrick Bamford vs Kyle Bartley

The former teammates will be battling hard against one another on Sunday afternoon. Bamford has had a superb season in front of goal and will be looking to end the campaign on a high, with further records still within his sights.

Former Whites defender Bartley will be tasked with stopping United’s top-scorer, as he himself looks to give the Baggies a final day to remember before returning to the Championship for next season.

Latest odds

Leeds: 2/5

Draw: 4/1

WBA: 6/1

How to watch

The game will be broadcast on BT Sport, with live commentary on LUTV.

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