Preview: Plymouth Argyle vs Leeds United

Preview: Plymouth Argyle vs Leeds United

Whites face the Pilgrims in the league.

Leeds United make the long trip south to face Plymouth Argyle in Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship lunchtime kick off.

It is the third time the sides have met in as many weeks and the fourth time overall this season, after the Pilgrims forced an FA Cup replay following January’s draw in the Fourth Round.

In a match made difficult by the conditions on the Devon coast, extra time strikes from Crysencio Summerville, Georginio Rutter and a Ryan Hardie own goal saw the Whites progress, after Willy Gnonto's opener was cancelled out by Brendan Galloway in the second half.

The two sides have also met in the league this campaign, as goals from Dan James and Joel Piroe proved to be enough for United, despite Ben Waine's late consolation making it a nervy ending at Elland Road in November.

Daniel Farke’s side head into the clash in scintillating form, with a resounding 4-0 midweek victory at Swansea City making it seven consecutive wins in the league since the start of 2024.



Argyle go into the fixture sat 15th in the table, eight points clear of the drop zone in their first season back at this level.

Managed by former England Under-20 coach Ian Foster, the Pilgrims were denied the three points against Coventry City in cruel fashion during the week. Former Whites defender Liam Kitching grabbed a last-gasp equaliser six minutes into stoppage time at Home Park to rescue a point for the Sky Blues.

Since Foster's appointment in early January, the Devon outfit have picked up important wins against Cardiff City and Swansea City, with that draw against Coventry adding to a point picked up on the road at Huddersfield Town.

Kick-off on the South Coast this time around is at 12:30pm and supporter information can be found further down the page, as well as streaming information for fans around the world.


Gruev stars the last time we met:


How to watch:

The full 90 minutes is available to watch worldwide on LUTV! You can watch the game along with pre-match build up, analysis and reaction at video.leedsunited.com. Buy your match pass HERE.

Supporters can also follow all the updates live on leedsunited.com with our online blog throughout the match. 

The match has also been selected for live television coverage within the UK, on Sky Sports. For further information on how to watch the game across the rest of the world, please see our ‘How to Watch’ guide on leedsunited.com, ahead of kick-off!


Important supporter information:

Information about getting to Home Park and food and drink options at the ground can be found HERE.

Discriminatory language or chanting is not acceptable and you could be breaking the law. The club condemns this behaviour and has a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination abuse of all kinds.

Tough measures and sanctions are in place across all English football leagues to tackle dangerous and illegal behaviours within football grounds, and this involves but is not limited to, discriminatory behaviour, fans entering the pitch, the use of pyros and throwing objects.


What has Daniel Farke said, ahead of the match?


Head to head:

Wins: 21

Draws: 11

Losses: 10


Top scorer 2023/24:

Plymouth: Morgan Whittaker (18)

Leeds: Crysencio Summerville (16)


League position:

Plymouth: 15th

Leeds: 2nd


Piroe on target in the reverse fixture:


Officials:

Referee - Matthew Donohue

Assistant Referee - Paul Hodskinson

Assistant Referee - Hristo Karaivanov

Fourth Official - Ben Atkinson

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