Nothing gets your new season underway like a victory in your opening fixture, it helps if you are at home and in front of a baying capacity crowd. Whilst it can’t be guaranteed that Elland Road will be filled to capacity, it can be guaranteed that the captive audience will be bouncing and the atmosphere akin to a modern-day Colosseum.

When loud and proud, the Elland Road crowd can be Leeds United’s 12th man and the ground an intimidating place for opposition teams and fans to visit. Adding extra spice to Leeds United’s opening game is that it is a Battle of the Roses, Yorkshire vs Lancashire, and against one of last season’s relegated Premier League teams in Burnley.

It’s a game that will undoubtedly have that little bit of extra spice about it and it should be a cracker of an opening fixture as a relatively new-look Leeds United, bolstered by new signings such as £2.5m man Chris Wood, £1.3m new signing Stuart Dallas and on-loan player Tom Adeyemi face off against what is likely to be a Burnley side that many see challenging for the play-offs at the very least.

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