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Bamford to lead the line? – Predicted 4-1-4-1 Leeds United XI to face Reading

Marcelo Bielsa has managed to take Leeds United back to the Premier League after the club's 16-year absence from the top flight (Getty Images)
Marcelo Bielsa has managed to take Leeds United back to the Premier League after the club's 16-year absence from the top flight (Getty Images)

Predicted Leeds United line-up to face Reading in the Championship

Leeds United take on Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday as they look to build on their excellent back-to-back wins over West Brom and Bristol City.

The Whites sit second in the table and with third-placed Sheffield United coming to Elland Road this weekend, a win for Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the mid-week is very crucial.

Reading have won their last two games and will look to cause an upset against Leeds United.

Team News

Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed Patrick Bamford is fit to play after the forward was substituted in the 1-0 win over Bristol City last weekend.

Probable Leeds United XI

Formation: 4-1-4-1

Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

Kiko Casilla (GK)

He is their first-choice keeper since arriving in the January transfer window. Hence, he is expected to start on Tuesday as well.

Luke Ayling (RB)

Ayling is getting back to his old self and that’s a positive sign for Bielsa and Leeds. He is expected to keep his place at right-back.

Pontus Jansson (CB)

The Swede has been solid this campaign and will look to continue his rich vein of form.

Liam Cooper (CB)

Cooper and Jansson have built a strong partnership at the back and the duo will be hoping to register a clean sheet at Reading.

Ezgjan Alioski (LB)

Alioski has done admirably well at left-back and Bielsa is expected to stick with the Macedonian on Tuesday.

Kalvin Phillips (CDM)

Phillips is one of the first names on the team sheet. He protects the backline very well and covers a lot of ground, making him such an important player for Bielsa.

Pablo Hernandez (RW)

The Spaniard is Leeds’ most creative player and Reading will have to especially keep an eye on him.

Tyler Roberts (RCM)

Roberts has done very well in the last few games and deserves to keep his place in the team.

Mateusz Klich (LCM)

Klich’s energy and passion for the team remain unmatched. He is an undoubted starter at Reading.

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Jack Harrison (LW)

Harrison needs to bring consistency to his game as we enter the business end of the season. However, he is expected to start on the left.

Patrick Bamford (ST)

Bamford has been passed fit to play on Tuesday. He is expected to lead the line at Madejski Stadium.

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