We analyse Saturday's fixture.

Leeds United welcome Brentford to Elland Road on Saturday as Marcelo Bielsa's side look for a second win in a row in the Sky Bet Championship.  Brentford visit Elland Road without a win in any of their last five matches, but still occupy a Play-Off spot in the division after a strong start. 


Head coach/manager

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

Brentford: Dean Smith


League position

Leeds United: 1st

Brentford: 6th


Recent form

Leeds United: DWLDW

Brentford: DLLDD


Top scorer

Leeds United: Mateusz Klich/Kemar Roofe (4)

Brentford: Neal Maupay (9)


Head to head

Leeds United wins: 13

Draws: 12

Brentford wins: 11


Last time at Elland Road

Saturday 24th February 2018

Sky Bet Championship


Leeds United 1 (Cooper 31)

Brentford 0


Leeds: Wiedwald, Berardi, Cooper, Jansson, Anita, Phillips, O’Kane, Alioski, Saiz (Vieira 90), Dallas (Sacko 83), Lasogga (Ekuban 73): Subs not used: Peacock-Farrell, Pennington, Cibicki, Denton.

Brentford: Bentley, Bjelland, Jozefzoon, Maupy, Watkins (Canos 59), Mokotjo (Marcondes 69), Egan, Woods, Sawyers (Judge 69), Dalsgaard, Barbat. Subs not used: Daniels, McEachran, Mepham.

Attendance: 28,428 (539 away)


Team news

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa will be forced into at least one change on Saturday, with Barry Douglas ruled out with injury.  He joins Patrick Bamford, Gaetano Berardi, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe and Conor Shaughnessy on the side lines. Rico Henry is absent for the Bees with injury, but Said Benrahama is back in contention after serving a one match suspension in midweek.


The key battle

Pontus Jansson v Neal Maupay

Brentford forward Maupay has been in fine form for Brentford during the campaign so far.  He is the top scorer in the Championship with nine goals to his name in just 11 games.  Leeds defender Jansson will be looking to keep him quiet.


Betting odds with Ladbrokes

Leeds United: 13/10

Draw: 5/2

Brentford: 19/10

(Odds correct at time of article published)

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Saturday's game with Brentford is available to watch on LUTV in selected territories.  Supporters in the UK and world wide can listen to live commentary of the match for 99p.  Click here for full details.