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Last Updated: 28/04/19 10:59am
Leeds go into their Championship clash with Aston Villa knowing their hopes of automatic promotion are all but over.
Sheffield United's victory on Saturday meant that Leeds are six points behind the Blades in second, with a significantly inferior goal difference.
Kemar Roofe will be absent for Leeds. The striker had only recently returned from a lengthy spell out with a knee injury and is now sidelined by a hip problem, although it is not thought to be serious.
Leeds will also be without winger Ezgjan Alioski and left-back Barry Douglas, who will both miss the rest of the season following knee operations. Marcelo Bielsa's side's hopes of automatic promotion are increasingly faint after back-to-back defeats by Wigan and Brentford.
Villa pair Tammy Abraham and Kortney Hause will both miss the match. On-loan Chelsea forward Abraham was absent for Monday's victory over Millwall with a shoulder injury and it is not yet clear when he will be able to return.
There is better news for defender Hause, who remains sidelined by a hip problem but should be fit for next weekend's clash with Norwich. Manager Dean Smith will be able to pick defender Axel Tuanzebe, who missed the clash with Millwall, as Villa look to extend their club record run of 10 victories in a row.
This is the 100th meeting between Leeds United and Aston Villa in all competitions.
Aston Villa are winless in five away league visits to Leeds, drawing three and losing two since winning 2-1 in December 2000 in the Premier League.
Leeds haven't lost three consecutive league matches since November 2017, when they were managed by Thomas Christiansen.
Aston Villa are looking to become the first team since Fulham in 2000-01 to win 11 consecutive second tier matches within the same season.
Since Patrick Bamford's goal against Wigan, Leeds have attempted 46 shots in the Championship without scoring.
Jack Grealish has been involved in 11 goals in his last 15 Championship appearances for Aston Villa (6 goals, 5 assists).
Where do we start? At one point on Good Friday Leeds were 1-0 up against a Wigan side that were down to 10 men and hadn't won on the road since August. But they somehow let it slip and then looked bereft of energy and confidence against Brentford on Monday.
We are, of course, discussing this before the Sheffield United game, so their promotion hopes could be all-but over by kick-off, but they need to keep on going regardless so they make sure they at least hold on to third. Aston Villa are in exceptional form and have West Brom in their sights, with the possibility of nicking fourth and making sure the second leg of their semi-final is played at Villa Park, which would be huge for them. I think this will be a draw.
David Prutton predicts: 2-2 (12/1 with Sky Bet)