Preview: Stoke City v Leeds United

Preview: Stoke City v Leeds United

We analyse Saturday's clash.

Leeds United travel to Stoke City on Saturday (3:00pm), looking to make it six games unbeaten at the start of the 2019/20 campaign.  The game in the Sky Bet Championship is the first between the two sides in the space of just a few days, with the two sides set to meet at Elland Road in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.  It has been a tough start to the season for the Potters, who sit at the bottom of the pile, with just one point from four league matches.


Manager/head coach

Stoke City: 

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa


League position

Stoke City: 24th

Leeds United: 1st



Stoke City: LLWDL

Leeds United: WDWWW


Top scorer

Stoke City: Scott Hogan (2)

Leeds United: Patrick Bamford (3)


Head to head

Stoke City wins: 29

Draws: 18

Leeds United wins: 45


Last time at the Bet 365 Stadium

Stoke City 2 (Clucas 49, Allen 88) Leeds United 1 (Alioski 90+5) - Sky Bet Championship - Saturday 19th January 2019


Team news

Marcelo Bielsa will again be without Luke Ayling and Tyler Roberts, whilst there are doubts over Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas and Barry Douglas.  Stoke are without Ryan Shawcross following a serious injury picked up in pre-season.


The key battle

Tom Ince v Kalvin Phillips

Ince is a proven attacking player at Championship level and promises to be a key threat for the Potters.  Phillips will be looking to ensure he has a quiet game against the Whites.


Latest odds

Stoke City: 12/5

Draw: 9/4

Leeds United: 23/20

(Odds correct at time of article published)