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Leeds v Albion match preview

30 September 2019

Table-topping Albion head to Leeds in search of a tenth Sky Bet Championship game unbeaten on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).

Leeds

Their last outing

United were beaten 1-0 by a Charlton Athletic team containing Jonathan Leko and Sam Field at The Valley on Saturday.

Macauley Bonne’s scrappy first-half goal was enough to deny the travelling side anything from the game despite them having 72% possession and 19 shots.

Leeds: Casilla, Dallas, White, Cooper, Alioski (Nketiah 45), Phillips, Costa, Shackleton (Forshaw 45), Klich, Harrison, Bamford (Roberts 69).

Substitutes: Miazek, Douglas, Berardi, Clarke.

In the dugout

Marcelo Bielsa has been on the Elland Road touchline since the start of last season, guiding the Yorkshire club to a third-place finish and the Play-Off semi-finals where they were defeated by Derby County.

He began his managerial career in both South and North America, taking charge of teams such as Newell’s Old Boys, Atlas and Amèrica before coming to Europe with Espanyol.

Spells at the helm of his home country, Argentina (1998-2004), and Chile (2007-2011) came before a move back into domestic football at Athletic Bilbao, Marseille, Lazio and Lille.

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One to watch

Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah has caught the eye in his first ever spell away from The Emirates.

The 20-year-old forward has netted four goals from seven appearances in all competitions since arriving in the summer.

Hi style of play is said to be similar to that of Ian Wright’s, who he has previously cited as a mentor.

Our last meeting

Leeds were 4-0 winners in the last meeting between the sides at Elland Road back in March.

The Baggies won the home fixture 4-1 earlier in the campaign.

Stats

Albion

  • Slaven Bilić's men went top of the table following the 2-0 triumph at QPR over the weekend and stayed there after Swansea, Leeds and Preston all failed to win.
  • The Baggies are currently enduring their best start to a season this century, and are one of just four teams in the Football League still unbeaten alongside Liverpool, Coventry and Ipswich.
  • In Albion's 10 games across league and cup they've had 11 different goalscorers. They sit joint with Preston as the top scorers in the Championship (17).

Leeds

  • Fourth-placed United have won two of their last five matches.
  • They have conceded the least amount of goals in the league (5) and have the best goal difference (+8).
  • Leeds have only triumphed once at home this season (P4, W1, D2, L1).

Head to head

 

Albion wins

Draws

Leeds wins

League

29

15

32

League Cup

1

2

1

FA Cup

3

1

2

Total

33

18

35

Our man to watch

Matheus Pereira’s superb performance at QPR was a continuation of the impressive form that he’s shown since arriving at the Albion.

Despite Saturday’s strike being his first goal for the Club he’s already contributed three assists from four starts and three substitute appearances.

You won’t find many players in the league who can play a pass like the one below…

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Man in the middle

David Coote will referee Tuesday’s fixture, and he’ll be assisted by Gary Beswick and Nick Hopton - with Jeremy Simpson acting as the fourth official.

Coote hasn't officiated the Baggies since April 2018, when they won 1-0 at Newcastle in the Premier League.

Ticket news

Tickets for Albion's Sky Bet Championship clash at Leeds United will remain on general sale until 1pm on the day of the game.

The Baggies have been handed an allocation of 1,400 for the Elland Road fixture.

Supporters can purchase tickets online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Prices

Adults £39
Seniors (65+) £26
Juniors (16 to 18) £20
Juniors (under-16s) £18
Juniors (under-11s) £9

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Leeds is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. iFollow subscribers can join Gez Mulholland and Drew Williams for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

International supporters who have an iFollow subscription may be able to live stream the game depending on where they are located around the world. To find out, click here.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.


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