Leeds v Birmingham preview
Last Updated: 11/09/17 7:22pm
Thomas Christiansen is set to make minimal changes to his Leeds team for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Birmingham following their 5-0 demolition of Burton on Saturday.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga is likely to retain his place in attack after scoring twice on his debut while Ezgjan Alioski is pushing for a recall after being an unused substitute due to fatigue from international duty with Macedonia.
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Pawel Cibicki is still waiting to make his debut but Gaetano Berardi is not yet match fit following his dislocated shoulder, while midfielder Eunan O'Kane showed no ill-effects from a groin injury suffered during the international break with the Republic of Ireland. On-loan Everton defender Matthew Pennington (ankle) and striker Caleb Ekuban (foot) remain on the sidelines.
Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp has no fresh injury worries for the trip to Elland Road. Redknapp handed six players their debuts in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Norwich while Che Adams returned from a hamstring injury in the second half.
Forward Isaac Vassell and defender Carl Jenkinson remain sidelined for Blues, who have lost their last four games in all competitions. Vassell is out with a hamstring injury while Jenkinson has undergone an operation on his shoulder.
Leeds have kept one clean sheet in their last 19 matches against Birmingham in all competitions, with Paddy Kenny the goalkeeper to do so in a 4-0 win in October 2013.
That 4-0 defeat in 2013 is the Blues' only defeat in their last seven trips to Elland Road in all competitions (W4 D2).
Thomas Christiansen is the 12th manager in as many matches to be in charge of Leeds at home to Birmingham in a league match, a run that stretches back to December 1987 when Leeds were managed by Billy Bremner.
Birmingham City have lost their last three league games - they haven't lost four in a row since April 2014 (a run of five). On that occasion, the fourth defeat in that run was against Leeds.
Leeds haven't lost a home match on a Tuesday in any competition since September 2015, winning seven and drawing seven since a 1-0 defeat to Ipswich under Uwe Rosler.
Leeds are starting to look a real team under Thomas Christiansen and absolutely hammered Burton on Saturday. It's remarkable to think they hadn't even scored yet at home in the Sky Bet Championship this season!
Birmingham have signed a lot of players and, while I think the results will start to come, the trip to Elland Road will be too soon for Harry Redknapp's men.
Prutton predicts: 3-1 (14/1 with Sky Bet)