Leeds vs Wolves by Luke
After a point taken away from home against Newcastle United in a 1:1 draw last Friday evening, Leeds United even though they came with a positive result, isn't closer to their target this season which would be securing the play-off spot as the team now has just three points more than seventh placed Fulham.
However, it must be said that the players of Leeds were quite lucky back then on Friday evening, as the side was losing from 67th minute with a goal from Lascelles and generally looked weaker than the opponent, but had a bit of luck to equalize in fourth minute of additional time with a goal from Wood - however deserving it too since they risked more than the rivals in last phase of the match. As said Leeds is still not sure in the promotional battle and need a three pointer badly here.
Central defender Liam Cooper (11/0) won't be playing here due suspension, while injured remain defender Tyler Denton (no performance yet in the season) and goalkeeper Marco SIlvestri who didn't perform yet in Championship.
Wolves, on the other side, come into this match after their second consecutive defeat, this time in front of own fans as they welcomed league leaders from Brighton and suffered 2:0 defeat. Visitors didn't have more of the ball possession, neither attacked more, but somehow stood as a way more mature side.
They simply always knew what they wanted with the ball to their feet and looked more concrete in attack, scoring a goal in each halftime, via Knockaert both times, in 45th and 82nd minute. It was their second loss after they suffered defeat to Bristol City 3:1 previous weekend, but the team remains above the relegation battle having eight points more than relegating placed Blackburn.
Visitors are having few more missing players, since they can't count at injured offensive midfielders Michal Zyro, Jordan Grahan both without performance this season, left full back Silvio (2/0) and forward Joe Mason (17/3). Doubtful for tonight's game first choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and important offensive midfielder Helder Costa.
- Leeds have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 12 home matches (Championship).
Competitive motive here is completely with the home team, but so is individual quality between the players. Leeds has a chance maybe even to get the best starting position in the play-offs and shouldn't blow up such a chance in front of own crowd. I don't see visitors scoring here with ease at all.