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2 key battles that will decide Leeds United’s trip to Wolves 

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Leeds United travel to Wolves this weekend in a huge battle at the bottom end of the Premier League, with both sides needing a win to keep up their survival bid.

The battle to stay in the Premier League is getting seriously intense with just five points separating the bottom nine teams in the league.

Leeds find themselves 19th in the table despite their point at home to Brighton last time out, where they needed two fine goals from Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison to claw back into the game for a 2-2 draw.

Up next is an away trip to Wolves, who sit 13th in the table, but only three points clear of the drop, while only four points ahead of Leeds.

Here, we look at the two key battles that will end up deciding this match at Molineux…

Can Junior Firpo stop Adama Traore?

From Leeds’ defensive perspective, the centre-backs should be confident that they can silence Raul Jimenez, but the full-backs will have their work cut out.

Leeds fans know all about what Adama Traore can do at the peak of his powers, when he linked up to provide Patrick Bamford for a hattrick when the pair played for Middlesbrough in 2018.

A lot of time has passed, but the Spaniard still poses the exact same threat that still looks incredibly difficult to deal with.

His ridiculous pace and strength, combined with his quality in dribbling, make him a threat for any defender in the league.

Junior Firpo has been one of Leeds’ best players in 2023, but this is a real test of his recent revival.

Wolves v Leeds predictions?

Wolves win

Wolves win



Leeds win

Leeds win

Will Rodrigo haunt the club he loves scoring against?

For Leeds in attack, they need goals, and their top scorer is the man we should be turning to.

Rodrigo returned to the side against Brighton last week and was an instant threat through the middle as he almost broke through, unlucky not to win a penalty.

However, he comes into this weekend knowing that he has an exceptional record against Wolves, scoring in all of his last four meetings in the Premier League.

As much as Bamford’s hard work and strong play in build-up does bring the best out of others, Leeds are at a point where goals mean more, and Rodrigo will be crucial to that.

Quiz: Can you remember Leeds United’s last 15 results v Wolves ahead of Molineux trip?

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