Leeds United are back in action this evening and they’ll be looking to bolster their title hopes with another victory at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have opened up a three-point advantage at the top of the Championship table and hold an eight-point cushion to the playoff positions following Sunday’s impressive demolition of promotion rivals Fulham.
Prediction for tonight's game?
Now the Hatters, who sit second-bottom, are in town so what sort of side could the Argentine name this time around?
Here’s what we are predicting…
Bielsa could make two changes to the side that saw off the Cottagers just a few days ago.
Illan Meslier will undoubtedly keep his place between the sticks with veteran stopper Kiko Casilla still serving that lengthy suspension.
In front of him, the back four will remain largely unchanged barring a swap at left-back, which means skipper Liam Cooper partners loan star Ben White in the middle with Luke Ayling at right-back.
Gjanni Alioski comes in to start following his goalscoring performance off-the-bench at the weekend. He replaces Mateusz Klich, who endured a rough game against Fulham.
Therefore, Stuart Dallas is pushed into midfield. This would be quite a shock considering the Pole has started every single league game this term, but he’s been off the pace in the two games back and the Northern Irishman is ‘Mr Reliable’ so he can be trusted in his natural midfield role.
He could partner Pablo Hernandez in the middle. He’s another who made an impact from the bench and whilst he isn’t 100%, it’s clear to see he’s a game-changer, so if he can only manage one half, let it be the first to put the Whites on the front-foot from the off.
Hernandez on media duty this afternoon. Says he's not 100% after his hamstring strain but is available to play tomorrow night. Not sure if he's starting yet. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 29, 2020
Patrick Bamford leads the line once again despite being withdrawn at half-time with Tyler Roberts dropping to the bench. He could be a vital impact sub late on here.
Jack Harrison and Helder Costa continue on both wings.