Leeds v Brentford: match preview

Patrick Bamford is scheduled to make his long-awaited return from a serious ankle injury but it remains to be seen whether Marcelo Bielsa will start his leading scorer last season on the pitch or the bench. Bielsa hopes to build on Tuesday night’s home win against Crystal Palace yet is not underestimating Brentford. “To win consecutively fortifies you,” said the Leeds manager. “But anyone who has seen Brentford this season will know they attack with six players and always want to keep the ball. That’s not common in any league.” Louise Taylor

Sunday 2pm

Venue Elland Road

Last season n/a

Referee David Coote

This season G7 Y39 R2 5.86 cards/game

Odds H Evens A 3-1 D 11-4

Subs from Klaesson, Struijk, Firpo, Cresswell, Shackleton, Roberts, Rodrigo, Harrison, Gelhardt, Summerville, Jenkins

Doubtful Struijk (hip)

Injured Koch (pelvis, 14 Dec)

Suspended None

Discipline Y36 R1


Leading scorer Raphinha 6

Subs from Cox, Sheppard, Roerslev, Sørensen, Forss, Thompson, Ghoddos, Valencia, Jensen, Fosu, Peart-Harris, Baptiste, Bidstrup, Zamburek, Racic, Wissa

Doubtful None

Injured Ajer (hamstring, Jan), Raya (knee, Apr), Dasilva (hip, unknown), Jeanvier (knee, unknown), Jorgensen (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y24 R1


Leading scorer Toney 4