Brentford vs Leeds United Predictions: Leeds United Starting XI

Leeds United must put things back to normal when they travel to face a fairly dangerous Brentford side. The Whites’ last fixture saw them squander 3 points against 10-man Wigan Athletic despite dominating the game from the opening minutes.

They had 36 shots and 10 of them on target compared to Wigan’s 8 and 2 on target. They recorded more than 75% possession on the night and played the fixture against a heavily weakened side right from the 14th minute of the game when Cedric Kipre was sent off.

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There are a few injury concerns for Marcelo Bielsa to worry about at this crucial juncture in Leeds United’s season. Liam Cooper’s muscle problem is likely to keep him out of the Whites’ back-line against Brentford and although the range of his return is unknown, the Leeds faithful will be hoping to see him back soon.

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Barry Douglas’ MCL injury is set to keep him out for quite a while with the club setting an expected return date of July 2019. Goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is also sidelined for the remainder of the campaign having picked up a shin problem earlier this term.

Predicted Leeds United XI

Formation: 4-1-4-1

Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

GK – Kiko Casilla

Was largely untroubled against Wigan and will have to be at his best against a strong Brentford front-line. 

RB – Luke Ayling

The full-back has certainly been criticised quite a bit this season but some of his displays have been inspiring. 

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CB – Pontus Jansson

The Swedish giant didn’t do much to try and stop the two Wigan goals last week and he will be looking to make amends. 

CB – Gaetano Berardi

The Swiss centre-half has come into the side in the absence of Liam Cooper and is expected to continue there. 

LB – Ezgjan Alioski

The Macedonian winger has been converted into a full-back by Leeds and has been one of their better players. 

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CDM – Kalvin Phillips 

The 23-year-old midfield is very highly rated and his performance will be crucial to Leeds getting all 3 points. 

RM – Pablo Hernandez

The veteran of the English game has been showing his worth despite his age in a Leeds shirt this season. 

CM – Tyler Roberts

The youngster has a large amount of potential and a number of continuous games will be excellent for him.

CM – Mateusz Klich

Possibly their most creative midfield outlet, Klich will have to be at his free-flowing best against Brentford. 

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RM – Jack Harrison

The Manchester City loanee has shown himself in a good light earlier in the season but does need to improve. 

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ST – Kemar Roofe

Despite Patrick Bamford getting the goal last week, expect Roofe to start the game on Monday as Leeds look to bounce back.

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