Leeds United Preview vs Ipswich Town

Wednesday sees the visit of bottom side Ipswich Town to Elland Road. 

One win in their last five games have seen Bielsa’s men slip from top of the league down to 4th. A poor display against Blackburn was a missed opportunity to return to the top.

Saturday also marked the return to the senior side for Roofe, Berardi and Hernadez whom have been sidelined for around a month.

Roofe started out on the right but swapped with Roberts throughout the game. This was largely ineffective and seemed well off the pace.

Berardi started at left-back but swapped after 15 minutes or so to right-back where he went on to be an attacking threat and get an assist.

Hernadez came on as a sub midway through the second half but couldn’t influence the game in the way that his manager wish he would.

Having Hernadez starting on Wednesday is vital if Leeds are going to win the game. He frees up more space for Saiz who in recent games has been singled out as a player to stop. With Pablo back it offers up another attacking outlet which adds more creativity and gives saiz the space he needs to turn and dribble.

Ipswich currently sit bottom the the Championship with 9 points from 13 games. Under new management at the start of the season after Mick McCarthey left in the summer Ipswich have struggled  to find a suitable replacement for Martyn Waghorn or to buy a leader in their defence.

Paul Hurst has come under a lot of scrutiny of late and many media outlets are saying that he is close to the sack.

Low on confidence and coming up against one of the strongest sides in the division it makes for a game that could either turn the Whites poor form around or kickstart the Tractor Boys season.

Leeds Unites Starting XI (4141):

Gk- Peacock-Farrell

Rb- Ayling

Cb- Berardi

Cb- Cooper

Lb- Alioski

Dm- Phillips

Cm- Saiz

Cm- Klich

Rm- Hernadez

Lm- Harrison

St- Roofe

Jansson has been served with a one match ban for his post match comments following the Brentford draw so he will miss the Ipswich clash

Picture Credit: Leeds United


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