Preview: Leeds United v Wigan Athletic

Preview: Leeds United v Wigan Athletic

We preview Saturday's fixture.

Leeds United host Wigan Athletic at Elland Road looking for back-to-back wins in the Sky Bet Championship. The Whites go into this clash top of the division having leapfrogged West Bromwich Albion midweek following the 3-2 comeback win against Millwall. The Latics picked up their first win since New Year’s Day on Tuesday with a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Manager/head coach

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

Wigan Athletic: Paul Cook

League position

Leeds United: 1st

Wigan Athletic: 22nd


Leeds United: WDLLW

Wigan Athletic: LWLLW

Top scorer

Leeds United: Patrick Bamford (12)

Wigan Athletic: Cheyenne Dunkley (5)

Head to head

Leeds United wins: 5

Draws: 3

Wigan Athletic wins: 6

Last time at Elland Road

Leeds United 1 (Bamford 17) Wigan Athletic 2 (Massey 44, 62) – Friday 19th April 2019 (Championship)

Team news

Marcelo Bielsa will be without the suspended Kalvin Phillips and injured duo Adam Forshaw and Barry Douglas. New signing Jean-Kevin Augustin could feature for the first time since joining the club. Wigan have doubts over injured trio Daniel Fox, Dujon Sterling and Michael Jacobs.

The key battle

Ben White v Kiefer Moore

Leeds United central defender Ben White will be tasked with marking Wigan forward Kieffer Moore. The powerful striker signed for the Latics from league rivals Barnsley for an undisclosed fee in the summer and The Welshman has scored three goals this season. In Wigan’s last game, against Sheffield Wednesday, he got the equaliser in a 2-1 win.

Latest odds

Leeds United: 4/11

Draw: 15/4

Wigan: 8/1 (Odds correct at time of article published)