Preview: Brentford v Leeds United

Preview: Brentford v Leeds United

We analyse the Easter Monday clash.

Leeds United take on Brentford on Easter Monday, looking for a first win at Griffin Park since 1950.  The Whites have won on just three visits to Griffin Park in all competitions, dating back to 1935.  Leeds come into the game on the back of defeat at home to Wigan Athletic, but a win could put the Whites back into the Sky Bet Championship automatic promotion races.  Brentford have nothing to play for now at this stage in the season, safe from relegation, but the Play-Offs are out of reach.


Manager/head coach

Brentford: Thomas Frank

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa


League position

Brentford: 15th

Leeds United: 3rd


Recent form

Brentford: LDWLD

Leeds United: WLWWL


Top scorer

Brentford: Neal Maupay (26)

Leeds United: Kemar Roofe (14) 


Head to head

Brentford: 11

Draws: 13

Leeds United wins: 13


Last time at Griffin Park

Saturday 4th November 2017

Sky Bet Championship


Brentford 3 (Maupay 22, Barbet 85, Woods 90)

Leeds United 1 (Alioski 67)


Brentford: Bentley, Clarke, Egan, Bjelland (Mepham 45), Barbet, Yennaris, Woods, Jozefzoon, Sawyers (Mokotjo 73), Watkins, Maupay (Vibe 80).  Subs not used: Macleod, McEachran, Daniels, Canos.

Leeds:  Lonergan, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Berardi, Phillips, O’Kane (Roofe 45), Vieira, Alioski (Grot 80), Lasogga (Roofe 45), Saiz.  Subs not used: Wiedwald, Shaughnessy, Dallas, Sacko.


Team news

Liam Cooper is doubtful after missing the last two games, whilst Barry Douglas is a long term absentee.  Henrik Dalsgaard is suspended after picking up a red card at Millwall on Friday.  Rico Henry could return for the Bees, but Said Benrahma, Daniel Bentley, Yoann Barbet and Lewis Macleod are all expected to be absent with injury.


The key battle

Patrick Bamford v Luke Daniels

With three goals in his last three games, striker Bamford is the form man for Leeds at the moment.  Brentford stopper Daniels will be looking to stop him.


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