Newly promoted Premier League side Leeds United will look to continue their impressive run on Monday when they host Wolves FC in the late match of the game week five. This will be the clubs’ first face-off since 2018 when both of them were in the Championship.
While Wolverhampton Wanderers might have been the more dominant side against Leeds United in the recent years – winning seven of their last twelve encounters – the Peacocks hold a clear advantage in head-to-head. They have won 42 of the 97 times Leeds have clashed with Wolves, losing 33 matches.
Leeds United will easily be the more confident side coming into this fixture after they held Manchester City 1-1 at home two weeks ago. However, the running might not be smooth for Bielsa, who will be without new centre-back Diego Llorente and star midfielder Jack Harrison. Apart from that, Leeds are also sweating to get centre-back Liam Cooper, goalkeeper Kiko Casilla and midfielder Adam Forshaw fit for the crunch clash.
Wolves FC, on the other hand, have had a mixed start to their campaign with wins against Sheffield United and Fulham accompanied by heavy losses against West Ham United and Manchester City. To further add to that distress, manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be without the services of full-back Jonny while experienced enforcer Marcal remains a doubt for this game.
Leeds United (4-3-3): Illan Mesler, Luke Ayling, Robin Koch, Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas, Kalvin Phillips, Rodrigo Moreno, Mateusz Klich, Helder Costa, Patrick Bamford, Ezgjan Alioski
Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-5-2): Rui Patricio, Willy Boly, Conor Coady, Max Kilman, Nelson Semedo, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Romain Saiss, Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore
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