Brighton – Leeds – The next 20th round of the English Championship on Friday night opening two teams who are currently at the top of the table, with the runner-up Brighton has seven points more than fourth Leeds. In addition, the home team for 11 rounds is unbeaten in the championship, while the other side of Leeds and just one defeat in the last seven games, and it is even able to reach the quarter-finals of the League Cup, where he still eliminated from the favored Liverpool . But what does not go to hand the guests before this meeting is the fact that in the last five clashes with Brighton each time leaving the ground with his head bowed, with particularly failed last year at this same stadium as defeated by even 4: 0th Start: 09.12.2016. – 19:45 CET
On the other hand, precisely because of this positive tradition and now Brighton fans certainly expect all three points at home watching with Leeds, especially since in this way at least one day seized the leadership position, considering that for Newcastle that his sword game on Saturday, currently only one point behind. In fact, they are opposed to “magpie” who have subscribed two consecutive defeats, and still maintain a great shape and already 11 games without defeat in the league, the team that in that period, typed and seven wins.
However, in the last three rounds are twice drew, and at home 1: 1 against Aston Villa this weekend 0: 0 away to Cardiff, while between these two games with a lot of trouble at home with 2: 1 celebrated over Fulham. All this only tells us that now in a duel with an improving Leeds must provide a very good game if you want to get all three points, and in particular it relates to their attackers who have recently fallen a bit out of practice. Suppose even that coach Hughton because of injuries for this match can not count on defender Roseniora, midfielder Kayal and striker Manu, while the right to play no suspended guard Bong.
Probable lineups Brighton: Stockdale – Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Pocognoli – Knockaert, Stephens, Sidwell, Murphy – Murray, Baldock
As for the guests from Leeds, they are in the championship are even in better shape than their next opponents, considering that in the last six matches typed five wins and only one defeat, and that even before three rounds in the national tour with the current leaders Newcastle. In addition, we are already in the introduction that the prior 10 days in the quarter-finals League Cup defeat with a 2: 0 away to Liverpool, but immediately in the next championship match again played the best they know this before their fans with 2: 0 celebrated over Aston Villa.
And how had previously come to full prey and away against Rotherham, certainly that now in this game with the second-ranked Brighton try to come at least to a draw, so that’s why we expect something defensive setting young coach Monk, who is a most deserving for the rebirth of Leeds this season. In fact, he is more than starting the championship did not hesitate to give a chance and those slightly younger players but will also now against Brighton from the first minute probably play 21-year-old Phillips, the 18-year-old Vieira, especially because of the violations still questionable performances experienced BRIDCUTT, O’Kanea and Hernandez.
Probable lineups Leeds: Green – Ayling, Bartley, Jansson, Taylor – Phillips, Vieira – Sacko, Roof, Doukara – Wood