Preview: Brentford v Leeds United

Preview: Brentford v Leeds United

We preview the trip to Brentford.

Leeds United travel to Griffin Park for the very last time, looking for a first win at Brentford since 1950. The Whites are without a win in the last two games whilst hosts Brentford have won their last two games, scoring eight goals in the process.  Leeds currently sit in second place in the Sky Bet Championship with Brentford two points behind in fifth, with everything to play for in Tuesday's clash.


Manager/head coach

Brentford: Thomas Frank 

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa


League position

Brentford: 5th

Leeds United: 2nd


Form

Brentford: WDLWW

Leeds United: LLWLL


Top scorer

Brentford: Ollie Watkins (20) 

Leeds United: Patrick Bamford (12)


Head to head

Leeds United wins: 14

Draws: 13

Brentford wins: 12


Last time at Griffin Park

Brentford 2 (Maupay 45, Canos 62) Leeds United 0 – Monday 22nd April 2019 (Sky Bet Championship) 


Team news

Marcelo Bielsa will be without Tyler Roberts and Adam Forshaw for the trip to West London whilst Gaetano Berardi and Barry Douglas could return to the squad following their minutes with the Under-23s. Meanwhile Brentford boss Thomas Frank has a fit squad however a late call will be made about ex-Leeds defender Pontus Jansson who has been suffering with a hip injury.


The key battle

Patrick Bamford v Ethan Pinnock

Leeds United’s top scorer will be looking to add his goal tally of 12 for the season. Patrick Bamford’s last goal for the Whites came in a 3-2 comeback victory over Millwall. Bees’ central defender Ethan Pinnock has been at the heart of the best defence in the league this season and will be hoping to preserve another clean sheet for his side on Tuesday.  Pinnock has started every game for Brentford since late November.


Latest odds

Brentford: 31/21

Draw: 12/5

Leeds United: 2/1

(Odds correct at time of article published)

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