Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion go into battle at Elland Road this evening in a huge clash in the Sky Bet Championship.

The visitors are searching for automatic promotion to the Premier League while Garry Monk’s Whites know that they cannot afford to offer an advantage to sides below them in the Play Off race.

Ahead of the match, The72 takes a look back at the history books to see which side has dominated previous meetings between the two clubs.

Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion have met on 44 occasions with The Whites winning 17 of the meetings, Albion being victorious on 16 occasions and 11 matches ending in draws.

The two sides did not meet for the first time until 24 September 1960 when Brighton & Hove Albion were 2-1 winners at the Goldstone Ground. The first meeting at Elland Road came five months later when The Whites got their revenge by defeating the visitors 3-2.

Matches between the pair have often been close affairs over the years with just four of the 44 meetings being decided by margins of three goals or more. Brighton & Hove Albion’s 4-0 demolition of Leeds United at the Amex Stadium last season was the biggest winning margin recorded by either club.

Despite both sides having their fair share of success from the meetings over the years, Leeds United’s recent record against The Seagulls is poor. The Whites have lost all of their last six matches against the Sussex side and another difficult fixture is on the cards this afternoon.

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