Leeds United will be aiming to get back to winning ways and record a fourth win in six Premier League games on Saturday, when they host Brighton and Hove Albion. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have suffered consecutive disappointments recently, being hammered by Tottenham in the league last time out before suffering an FA Cup upset against Crawley.
Although the manager has backed his stand-in goalkeeper, Kiko Casilla, he’ll be reverting to a full-strength line-up for this game which could see Leeds jump into the top half of the table if they win and results go their way elsewhere.
Brighton are having a very tough time of matters this season, sitting just one place and a couple of points above the relegation zone - having played more games than both Fulham and West Brom below them, as well as Burnley and Newcastle immediately above them.
They did at least win in the FA Cup, albeit via a shoot-out against lowly Newport.
Graham Potter’s team were beaten by Man City earlier this week and haven’t tasted victory in the league since late November, meaning just one win in 90 minutes across the last 18 matches in all competitions.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match at Elland Road.
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When is the match?
The game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, 16 January 2021.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Ultra HD. Subscribers can stream the game via the Sky Go app.
If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
What was the team news?
Leeds remain without summer signing Robin Koch but Diego Llorente might make the matchday squad, while Kalvin Phillips is suspended and Tyler Roberts is injured.
Brighton have Yves Bissouma back from suspension but their injury list is growing. Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck, Tariq Lamptey, Jose Izquierdo and Aaron Connolly are all out.
Leeds: Casilla; Dallas, Ayling, Cooper (c), Alioski; Struijk; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Klich, Harrison; Bamford.
Brighton: Sanchez; Webster, Dunk (c), Burn; Veltman, White, Gross, March; Mac Allister; Maupay, Trossard.
Leeds - 8/7
Draw - 11/4
Brighton - 45/17
More misery on for the Seagulls, unless they can make the most of Phillips’ absence and attack with numbers and a far more clinical edge than they have done for most of this season. Leeds 2-1 Brighton