Preview: Leeds United v West Bromwich Albion

Preview: Leeds United v West Bromwich Albion

We preview Tuesday's clash.

Leeds United host table toppers West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday (7:45 pm) at Elland Road in the Sky Bet Championship. The Whites go into this fixture following a defeat to Charlton Athletic, whilst visitors are unbeaten so far this season.  West Brom leapfrogged Leeds into top spot following the weekend's results and the Whites could return to the top of the table with victory.

Manager/head coach

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

West Bromwich Albion: Slaven Bilic  

League position

Leeds United: 4th

West Bromwich Albion: 1st


Leeds United: DLWDL

West Bromwich Albion: DWDWW

Top scorer

Leeds United: Patrick Bamford, Eddie Nketiah (4)

West Bromwich Albion:  Matt Phillips (4)

Head to head

Leeds United wins: 35

Draws: 18

West Bromwich Albion wins: 33

Last time at Elland Road

Leeds United 4 (Hernandez 1, Bamford 28,63 Alioski 90+2) West Brom 0 – Friday 1st March 2019 (Championship)

Team news

Pablo Hernandez and Adam Forshaw will miss the game through injury whilst Jordan Stevens is still suspended. West Brom will be without experienced midfielder Gareth Barry, who is recovering from a long term injury. Ahmed Hegazi and Conor Townsend are also injured.

The key battle

Liam Cooper v Charlie Austin  

Leeds United captain will be looking to keep experienced striker Charlie Austin at bay as Leeds face top of the table West Brom. Albion signed Austin for £4m in the summer and scored on his debut. Scotland international Cooper will be hoping to help Leeds to a fifth clean sheet of the season.  

Latest odds

Leeds United: 3/10

Draw: 14/5

West Bromwich Albion: 15/4 (Odds correct at time of article published)