After a handsome point on Saturday and with Leeds dropping four points from their last two, some would say this was an ideal time to face them, if there ever was one this season.
Despite a minor dip in form, Leeds will be eager to regain some momentum after winning the league in September for the second season running. There’s no doubting that they are one of the best teams in the league, and we’ll have to be at our best if we want to get anything out of this one and cause another stir at the top of the Championship.
Although Saturday’s game may not have been the prettiest of encounters, but we did exactly what we needed to do in order to get a result against a much better side.
To repeat the feat again will be difficult, but our performance against ‘Boro is certainly reason for encouragement as a team who struggle so often to grind out results, especially when we might not play as well as we’d have liked. It’s not always going to be enjoyable, but if it gets the job done that’s all that matters.
Any points out of these two games were a bonus and it would be naive to expect anything other than a loss against Leeds, but the changes Adkins made had a significant effect and if we can manage to compete for the most part by carrying the momentum from Saturday into this, there’s definitely a possibility of getting a point if not three.
Jordy De Wijs will be a miss, however, with his form having picked up a lot since August. As a result, this is how I expect us to line up:
Hull City 1-2 Leeds United
Picture Credit: Hull City