Preview: Leeds United vs Middlesbrough

Preview: Leeds United vs Middlesbrough

Whites back at Elland Road on Saturday.

Leeds United face Middlesbrough at Elland Road, in game number 19 of the Sky Bet Championship season for each side. 

Both teams come into Saturday’s match on the back of important midweek victories on home turf, scoring goals and adding more confidence ahead of facing one another.

The Whites battled from behind on Wednesday against Swansea. After going a goal down in the first minute, Joel Piroe quickly equalised against his former club, Georginio Rutter then scored his first Elland Road goal, before Dan James wrapped up the win in the second half. 



Michael Carrick’s side were ruthless against Preston North End, at the Riverside. Isaiah Jones got a first half double either side of a Rav van den Berg effort to race into a three-goal lead at the break. In second half stoppage time, Alex Bangura added a fourth to seal the three points.

That win moved the Reds up to 10th in the league table and just three points away from a play-off position. A return of 27 points up to now is impressive, after failing to win in their opening seven matches of the new campaign.

Each side has a joint top-scorer coming into the match, following the midweek fixtures. Crysencio Summerville and Piroe both have seven for Leeds, whereas Riley McGree and Jones have netted five apiece for Boro in all competitions.

Kick-off in West Yorkshire is at 3pm and further supporter information can be found further down the page. 


A memorable moment against Boro:


Important supporter information:

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To report an incident, text LEEDS along with any relevant information including ticket details, your name and description of an incident to 60006. You will then receive an automated response which means that your report has been logged and will then be looked into.

Please click here to read further information, ahead of the match.


How to watch: 

The match has not been selected for live television coverage within the UK.

For those not attending the game, you can stay right here on leedsunited.com to follow live updates throughout the 90 minutes, or listen to uninterrupted commentary on LUTV!


What has Daniel Farke said, ahead of the match?


Head to head: 

Wins: 40

Draws: 29

Losses: 32


Top scorer 2023/24:

Leeds: Crysencio Summerville & Joel Piroe (7)

Boro: Riley McGree & Isaiah Jones (5)


League position:

Leeds: 3rd

Boro: 10th


Officials:

Referee - Darren England

Assistant Referee - Akil Howson

Assistant Referee - Natalie Aspinall

Fourth Official - Simon Mather


Matchday campaigns:

The match is dedicated to the annual Rainbow Laces campaign, as we continue to show our support to the LGBTQ+ community.

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