Preview: Leeds United v Huddersfield Town

Preview: Leeds United v Huddersfield Town

We preview the West Yorkshire Derby.

Leeds United host Huddersfield Town on Saturday in the West Yorkshire derby at Elland Road.  Leeds come into the game on the back of four consecutive wins and are unbeaten in five matches in the Sky Bet Championship.  Huddersfield have moved clear of the relegation places following back to back wins in their last two games, including a 4-0 win against Charlton Athletic last weekend, the same score the Whites defeated Hull City on the road.


Manager/head coach

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

Huddersfield Town: Danny Cowley

League position

Leeds United: 2nd

Huddersfield Town: 17th

Top scorer

Leeds United: Patrick Bamford (12)

Huddersfield Town: Karlan Grant (16)

Head to head

Leeds United wins: 28

Draws: 19

Huddersfield Town wins: 32

Last time at Elland Road: Leeds United 0 Huddersfield 1 (Mooy 55) - Saturday 10th September 2016 (Sky Bet Championship)

Team news

Marcelo Bielsa is without Adam Forshaw who is recovering from hip surgery and Jean-Kevin Augustin who has a hamstring problem. Huddersfield are without key player Jonathan Hogg and there are also doubts over the fitness of former Leicester City right-back Danny Simpson and Arsenal loanee Emile Smith-Rowe.

The key battle

Luke Ayling v Karlan Grant

Huddersfield’s top goal scorer Karlan Grant will be looking to add to his goal tally of 16 as he comes up against full back Luke Ayling on Saturday. Ayling has been a mainstay in the Whites defence, which has kept four clean sheets in a row. Grant joined the Terriers in January 2019 for an undisclosed fee from Charlton Athletic.


Betting odds with Ladbrokes

Leeds United: 4/11

Draw: 4/1

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