Leeds United will be hoping to kick off their Easter campaign with a good Friday when they entertain Bolton Wanderers at Elland Road this afternoon.

It’s back to where the season started for the Whites who travelled to Bolton’s Macron Stadium for the first game of the season, emerging victorious in a five-goal thriller with a Kalvin Phillips brace and a Chris Wood header enough to see off the home side.

Leeds went on an impressive run of early season form from then, topping the table in the early stages of this campaign. Bolton meanwhile slid down the table and became embroiled in something of an early relegation fight.

Fortunes have changed for both sides since, with Leeds United suffering drops in form and subsequent drops down the table. Meanwhile, Bolton have been having better fortune and have climbed clear of the relegation mire and will be looking to pull away from the bottom three even more.

Leeds are without a win since a 1-0 victory over Brentford at the end of February, losing 2-1 last time out at a snowbound Elland Road against Sheffield Wednesday. On the other hand, Bolton are unbeaten in four games and now sit in 19th on 39 points, six points clear of Birmingham in the last of the relegation places. Hosts Leeds United sit in 14th place on 50 points, looking set for another mid-table, mediocre finish.

It will be a wet Good Friday at Elland Road today, with Leeds fans bearing the elements for the second, consecutive home game. Snow showers or beating-down rain, these fans will be hoping that the sun is shining at around 16:48 this afternoon and that three points kickstart an end-of-season improvement for the Whites.

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