Leeds United will be looking to arrest their recent slump in form, as they travel to Griffin Park to face in form Brentford.
Brentford currently sit 15th in the table, knowing that a win could propel them into the top half. Leeds are laying 7th in the table, and will be looking to re-ignite their slumbering season.
Brentford are unbeaten in their last 8 league matches, including victories in their previous 2. Despite this, the Bees have won just once at Griffin Park this season and will be looking to convert those draws into wins.
On the other hand, Leeds are one of the most out of form sides in the division. They have lost 5 of their last 6 matches, but did win their last away match 3-0 at 4th place Bristol City.
Nico Yennaris and Henrik Dalsgaard will face late fitness checks ahead of the 5.30pm kick off. Yennaris went off with concussion in last Saturday’s 3-2 victory at Preston, whilst Dalsgaard was forced off with a heel injury in the midweek 2-0 triumph at Birmingham. Alan Judge (leg) and Rico Henry (knee) remain sidelined with long-term injuries.
Liam Cooper (dead leg) is fit to return to the squad again after missing the midweek defeat to Derby County. Gaetano Berardi and Kalvin Phillips are also available for selection again after their recent suspensions. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Caleb Ekuban are United’s only injury concerns. (Sky Sports)
HEAD TO HEAD
Since the first meeting in 1935, the sides have faced each other 34 times. Brentford have won on 10 occasions, whilst Leeds have come out victorious 12 times. The Bees came out on top in their last meeting, with a 2-0 victory at Griffin Park in April. Leeds will be looking for their first away win at Brentford since 1950, all be it the sides have only played each other on 8 occasions at the home of the Bees since then. (11v11)
I think Leeds will end their recent run of poor results tomorrow. Brentford will approach the game with attacking intent, which will suit Leeds who often struggle against sides who pack the defence.