Leeds have now won four games in a row and for the first time this season have opened up a gap between second and third.
The past four matches have all been games that if a team challenging for automatic promotion must win. Last Saturdays result to QPR was a prime example of this as the win wasn’t pretty but the Whites managed to grind out a 2-1 result after being one behind.
Kemar Roofe scored twice on the day, taking his tally for the season to 10 goals in 15 appearances. A record I expect that very few Leeds fans predicted at the start of the season following the signing of Patrick Bamford.
Bamford has been out since September where he injured his knee playing for the under 23’s side, he was expected to return to the side mid-January but the recovery time has has been much faster, in a recent under 23’s game he scored a hat-trick against Burnely so expect him to feature in the squad towards the back end of December.
This weekends opponents, Bolton are second from bottom. However, that’s the least of their worries as their squad haven’t had their wages paid and the club could see many of their stars terminate their contacts.
The worries off the pitch have transferred onto the pitch as well , only winning one in their last 12. A recent run of poor form has seen them pick up two points from their last five games. Definitely relegation form.
Another game which Leeds will have to break down the opposition who will likely try to camp on the edge of their own box and look to break, but without the suspended Sammy Ameobi – who has been their star player for a few years now, the home side will likely offer very little in attack.
Leeds United Predicted XI (4-1-4-1):
Bolton 0-2 Leeds