Preview: Leeds United v Bristol City

Preview: Leeds United v Bristol City

We preview Saturday's encounter.

Leeds United host Lee Johnson’s Bristol City on Saturday (3:00 pm) in the Sky Bet Championship. The Whites go into this clash second in the league after an impressive midweek display at Griffin Park. The Robins sit just outside the Play-Offs in seventh place following four wins in their last five games. In the reverse fixture at Ashton Gate Leeds ran out 3-1 winners on the opening day of the season, with goals coming from Pablo Hernandez, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford.


Manager/head coach

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

Bristol City: Lee Johnson


League position

Leeds United: 2nd

Bristol City: 7th


Form

Leeds United: LWLLD

Bristol City: WWWLW


Top Scorer

Leeds United: Patrick Bamford (12)

Bristol City: Famara Diédhiou (11)


Head to head

Leeds United wins: 24

Draws: 9

Bristol City wins: 8


Last time at Elland Road

Leeds United 2 (Roofe 69, Hernandez 86) Bristol City 0 – Saturday 24th November 2018 (Sky Bet Championship)


Team news

Marcelo Bielsa will be without Adam Forshaw for the rest of the season, after this week it was confirmed that he will undergo surgery in Colorado. Robbie Gotts will also be unavailable. Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has an injured trio of Tomas Kalas, Marley Watkins and Benik Afobe.


The key battle

Ben White v Nakhi Wells

The big battle on Saturday will be between new Bristol City recruit and Brighton loane man Ben White. The Bermudan forward has scored 14 goals so far this season whilst the Whites have kept 12 clean sheets in all competitions. Wells scored against the Whites in January for his old club QPR in a controversial 1-0 victory for the Hoops.


Betting odds with Ladbrokes

Leeds United: 4/11

Draw: 43/10

Bristol City: 17/2

(Odds correct at time of article published)

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