Leeds v Rotherham preview
Last Updated: 17/08/18 10:48am
Leeds are likely to revert back to the same line-up which started at Derby last week for the visit of Rotherham.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa made eight changes for the midweek Carabao Cup win against Bolton after his side won 4-1 in the Sky Bet Championship three days earlier.
The likes of goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Barry Douglas, Liam Cooper, Mateusz Klich, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe are all expected to return to the starting XI. Striker Patrick Bamford may have to be patient before being handed his first league start, while Adam Forshaw (foot) and Stuart Dallas (thigh) are still out.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne has a decision to make over striker Jamie Proctor. Proctor scored twice in the Carabao Cup win over Wigan on Tuesday in his first appearance since suffering cruciate ligament damage last August, and Warne must decide whether he is ready for Championship football.
Michael Ihiekwe (illness) and Darren Potter (Achilles) continue to miss out, while a host of players rested for the midweek cup win will be in line for a recall. New loan signing Ryan Manning, who joined for the season from QPR, will be in contention for a debut.
Leeds won both Championship matches against Rotherham in 2016-17, their first league double over the Millers since the 1960-61 season.
Rotherham have scored just one goal in their last five visits to Elland Road in all competitions (W1 D2 L2), a Joe Newell winner in a 1-0 win in November 2015.
There have been five red cards shown in the last four Championship meetings between these sides (two for Leeds, three for Rotherham).
Rotherham - who won 1-0 against Ipswich last time out - have not won back to back Championship games since April 2016 under Neil Warnock, with the second win in that sequence coming against Leeds.
Leeds lost four of their six Championship matches in 2017-18 against the sides promoted from League One the previous season (W2 - both against Bolton).
In the Championship, Rotherham have lost their last nine Yorkshire derbies in a row.
I think it's tentatively fair to say that Leeds are looking good. Their demolition of Derby last weekend proved their victory over Stoke on opening day was no fluke and it's just about whether they can maintain that level now.
Rotherham got a massive win over Ipswich last weekend, but it's hard to see them matching Leeds if Marcelo Bielsa's side play the way they have been so far. This should be a comfortable home win.
David Prutton predicts: 3-0 (17/2 with Sky Bet)