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.
Brentford: Thomas Frank
Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa
Leeds United: 3rd
Leeds United: WLWWL
Brentford: Neal Maupay (26)
Leeds United: Kemar Roofe (14)
Head to head
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.
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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