With results having sort of gone Leeds’ way over the course of this week, putting us back in the commanding seat of 2nd place, Leeds should travel to Bristol with a renewed confidence.
The trip to Ashton Gate is set to be their first sell-out match of the season, as ever a sizable hoard of Leeds fans will be making the trip south.
Leeds come into this game on the back of a 4-0 win over West Brom (need I say this again?). Marcelo Bielsa has unsurprisingly announced that the starting line-up will be unchanged from that game.
Bristol will hopefully play an open game as they look to get a neck ahead in the race for the elusive play-off spots. They currently sit 6th, joint on points with Derby County. Lee Johnson’s side were the form team of Europe at the start of the year though in more recent games they have begun to struggle. They lost to both Birmingham and Norwich before drawing with Preston North End.
City have undergone a minor crisis in the goalkeeping department with a series of injuries leading them to sign the free agent Stefan Marinovic on an emergency short-term deal on Thursday. We pray this will play into Leeds’ hands, but knowing us he will be an absolute cat then proceed to be abysmal for the rest of the season.
Last time out Leeds came away 2-0 victors, capitalising on Bristol going down to 10 men just after half time. Ironically, that was also the game where Leeds had an injury crisis of their own, forcing them to rely on the academy’s Will Huffer to play in net.
Without sounding like a broken record, this is undoubtedly a game where Leeds have to seriously attempt to come home with all 3 points to stay in what is becoming an increasingly heated race for the top 2 promotion spots.