Preview: Leeds United v Wigan Athletic

Preview: Leeds United v Wigan Athletic

We analyse the Good Friday clash.

Leeds United head into Good Friday's clash with Wigan Athletic looking for a third Sky Bet Championship win in a row.  Results favoured the Whites last weekend and Marcelo Bielsa's side now have a three point cushion in second spot, with four games left to play.  Wigan who returned to the Championship at the start of the campaign find themselves in a relegation battle and sit two points above the drop zone. 

Head coach/manager

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

Wigan Athletic: Paul Cook


League position

Leeds United: 2nd

Wigan Athletic: 21st


Recent form

Leeds United: LWLWW

Wigan Athletic: WDDLD


Top scorer

Leeds United: Kemar Roofe (14)

Wigan Athletic: Joe Garner/Nick Powell (7)


Head to head

Leeds United wins: 4

Draws: 4

Wigan Athletic: 4


Last time at Elland Road

Tuesday 18th October 2016



Leeds United 1 (Wood 29

Wigan Athletic 1 (MacDonald 90+1)


Leeds: Green, Ayling, Bartley, Roofe, Wood (Antonsson 85), O’Kane, Jansson, Hernandez (Mowatt 74), Taylor, Phillips, Sacko (Grimes 66).  Subs not used: Cooper, Silvestri, Viera, Coyle.

Wigan: Bogdan, Buxton (Gomez 62), Perkins, Power, Grigg, Byrne (Morgan 62), MacDonald, Jacobs (Wildschut 46), Warnock, Powell, Burn.  Subs not used: Le Fondre, Garbutt, Davies, Jaaskelainen. 


Team news

Liam Cooper faces a late fitness test after missing last weekend's victory over Sheffield Wednesday.  Anthony Pilkington, Gary Roberts, Callum McManaman and Michael Jacobs all missed Wigan's last game through injury.


The key battle

Pontus Jansson v Leon Clarke

Clarke was Sheffield United's top scorer last season with 19 goals.  He joined the Latics on loan at the end of the January transfer window, finding the net twice.  Leeds defender Jansson will be looking to keep him quiet and earn a third straight clean sheet.


Betting odds with Ladbrokes

Leeds United: 4/11

Draw: 15/4

Wigan Athletic 8/1

(Odds correct at time of article published)

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