We preview Wednesday's encounter.
Leeds United travel to the Riverside Stadium to face relegation threatened Middlesbrough on Wednesday night (7:45pm). The Whites go into this fixture second in the league and are looking to make it three wins in a row. Middlesbrough have won just one game in their last 11 which came in a 1-0 win over Preston on New Year’s Day. Ex-Leeds defender Jonathan Woodgate is in charge for the visitors.
Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa
Middlesbrough: Jonathan Woodgate
Leeds United: 2nd
Leeds United: Patrick Bamford (12)
Middlesbrough: Ashley Fletcher (10)
Head to head
Leeds United wins: 39
Middlesbrough wins: 32
Last time at Elland Road
Middlesbrough 1 (Wing 47) Leeds United 1 (Phillips 90+11) –Saturday 9th February 2019 (Sky Bet Championship)
Leeds will be without ex-Boro player Adam Forshaw who is recovering from surgery, whilst head coach Marcelo Bielsa optimistic Kiko Casilla and Kalvin Phillips will be fit. Jonathan Woodgate’s side are without duo Daniel Ayala and Dael Fry whilst Anfernee Dijksteel may return from injury for the Teesiders.
The key battle
Mateusz Klich v Lewis Wing
Mateusz Klich will be looking to win the midfield battle as he comes up against Middlesbrough local boy Lewis Wing on Wednesday. Klich has played 82 consecutive Championship games for the Whites and will be looking to continue his impressive season. Wing has made 31 appearances for Boro this season and has scored six goals. Wing was on the score sheet the last time the two teams sides met at the Riverside Stadium.
Leeds United: 19/4
(Odds correct at time of article published)