Leeds vs Bristol City preview
Last Updated: 23/11/18 12:38pm
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa could hand a first-team debut to either Will Huffer or Kamil Miazek in the home game against Bristol City.
Bielsa is facing a goalkeeper crisis with first choice Bailey Peacock-Farrell struggling to overcome a knee injury and Jamal Blackman returning to parent club Chelsea after breaking his leg. Centre-half Pontus Jansson is also expected to be ruled out due to a foot injury, so Kalvin Phillips may switch from midfield to partner Liam Cooper at the heart of defence.
Gaetano Berardi (hamstring), Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford (both knee) remain long-term absentees, while midfielder Izzy Brown is still working his way back from injury.
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Bristol City pair Mo Eisa and Hakeeb Adelakun could both return to contention after long-term injury. Forward Eisa has been sidelined since the end of August due to an ankle injury and a similar problem has prevented Adelakun from making his City debut following his summer switch from Scunthorpe.
Captain Bailey Wright is closing in on his first appearance of the season after returning to action with the under-23s this week. The Australia defender had surgery in the summer to resolve a long-standing thigh problem.
Leeds have lost just two of their 24 league games against Bristol City in the second tier (W17 D5), with those two defeats separated by over 90 years (0-1 in both 1921 and 2016).
Bristol City last beat Leeds at Elland Road in league competition in November 1979, going winless in their six such trips since (D1 L5).
Leeds have suffered just one defeat in their last 12 home games in the Championship (W7 D4), with that coming against Birmingham in September (1-2).
Bristol City have lost each of their last three games in the Championship - they haven't lost four in a row since January 2017 (a run of eight consecutive defeats).
Mateusz Klich has been directly involved in more goals than any other Leeds player in the Championship this term (10 - five goals and five assists), with each of those 10 goals coming from open play.
Bristol City striker Andreas Weimann has scored four of his five goals in the Championship this season away from home. Indeed, only three players have netted more away goals in the competition this term - Neal Maupay (6), Lewis Grabban and Frazier Campbell (both five).
David Prutton predicts: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)