Leeds vs Birmingham by Luke
Leeds seems to be in a really good form at the moment, as the side has recorded their fourth straight victory in official matches, combined Championship and Carabao Cup too. Also, they have scored twelve goals in last three games, coming from a really good performance last Saturday evening against Burton and a 5:0 victory.
Newly signed Pierre-Michel Lasogga seems to be great addition to the squad, as he opened up the opponents in 20th minute, but also scored once more in the progress and the penalty was awarded for Leeds due a foul committed on him. Phillips, Hernandez and Roofe were goalscorers in a game where whole team looked really well. The team is yet undefeated in the new season, climbing up now to second position on the table with two points less than leaders from Cardiff and surely more than fired up to keep the good momentum.
Leeds should continue in their usual 4-2-3-1 formation with Lasogga as central striker without any doubt and Roofe, Saiz and Hernandez as offensive support. Full back Gaetano Berardi (1/0) is injured, while central back Matthew Pennington (1/0) is doubtful here. Hosts will hardly change anything after their impressive performance last time out.
Birmingham, on the other hand, continued with poor performances and results, as the team comes from a narrow 1:0 defeat away to Norwich last weekend. Only goal was scored early, back in fifth minute of the match via Oliveira, while the visitors simply had no way to respond back and make the game more interesting.
Hosts were satisfied with the result, left ball possession to their opponents but still managed to be much more threatening and were close to score the second via counter attacks too. On their side, visitors had meaningless ball possession without actually being dangerous in attack. It was their fourth consecutive defeat in official matches, as the side stands now sharing 23rd position in Championship, relegating one togher with Burton with only four points earned for now. Away from home they have three defeats out of three matches and it's really hard for them to expect improvement against in-form hosts.
Visitors are set to play in their typical 4-4-2 formation with Gallagher and Adams as forwards. Defender Carl Jenkins (1/0) and forward Isaac Vassell (2/0) are injured. Midfielder Cheick Keita (1/0) is questionable.
- Leeds have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Birmingham.
There is no doubt that Leeds is in much better situation and form and in case they repeat anything similar to what they did last weekend, this should be an easy victory for them. Guests have some decent quality, but will need time for the squad to gel in together. With the help of their fans, anything but a victory here would be a huge surprise for me.