Christiansen To Make 2 Changes – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Leeds Line-up To Face Birmingham City

Predicted Leeds United Line-up To Face Birmingham City In EFL Championship

Leeds United are on a fantastic run right now and will be very strongly fancied to continue that form when they go to St. Andrew’s.

Kemar Roofe looks the part now and is finishing superbly. So he will be involved again, though with a slight shake-up expected given the hectic schedule, he may revert to the left wing, with Pierre-Michel Lasogga coming in.

Eunan O’Kane may start in the midfield in the place of Ronaldo Vieira, in what will otherwise be a very recognisable starting XI in the usual 4-2-3-1 formation:

Probable Leeds XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Thomas Christiansen

GK – Felix Wiedwald

Having had his wobbles early in the season the German ‘keeper is now performing well and should once again start this game between the sticks.

RB – Luke Ayling

Premier League clubs are keeping tabs on the former Bristol City man but for now he’s a trusted member of this side.

CB – Pontus Jansson

The big Swede will take up his usual role and will no doubt do it with unerring confidence. Jansson is one of Thomas Christiansen’s go-to men and any extended period out of the side for him would be bad news.

Felix Wiedwald

CB – Liam Cooper

Has struck up a good partnership with Jansson and is playing a full part in a team performing like Premier League candidates.

LB – Gaetano Berardi

Leeds have a lack of options in this position and so he’s likely to start again, though he may get his rest when a new left-back is brought in during the January window.

CM – Kalvin Phillips

Came off the bench at Burton but is likely to start here.

CM – Eunan O’Kane

With Ronaldo Vieira a doubt for this clash, Christiansen should stick with O’Kane in central midfield.

RW – Egzijan Alioski

Played wonderfully well earlier in the campaign and may be a part of Leeds’ best looking and best balanced forward line.

Pablo Hernandez

CAM – Pablo Hernandez

Started and scored last time out and so he may be given the chance once more to show what he can do in a No.10 role.

LW – Kemar Roofe

The versatile forward is hitting his seasonal peak and he might be the chief danger to an under-par Birmingham City defence.

ST – Pierre Michel Lasogga

The German hit-man may be involved from the start this time in a timely return for his club. Lasogga may yet be able to fire Leeds further up the table here.


Written by Gary Christie

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