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[Image] Predicted 4-1-4-1 Leeds United XI to face Hull City – can the league leaders keep going?

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Predicted Leeds United line-up to face Hull City in the Championship

Leeds United will be aiming to keep their fantastic winning run going when they face Hull City at Elland Road this Saturday. Marcelo Bielsa’s men have won their previous two games in second-half injury time, showing the signs of being a true champion team. They are currently leading the table, three points clear of second-placed Norwich City.

However, the game this weekend is not going to be easy as Hull City are a team in fine form as well. The Tigers have won four of their last five games, drawing the other. Hence, the battle will be close and intense at Elland Road.

Team News

Izzy Brown is injured and will be back in January. Patrick Bamford is nursing another injury but this one is not that serious.

Stuart Dallas and Liam Cooper will be back by mid-January and mid-February respectively. Gaetano Berardi is out until the end of January.

Predicted Leeds United XI

Formation – 4-1-4-1

Manager – Marcelo Bielsa

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (GK)

It has been a typical up and down season in terms of the performance level for the youngster. However, he is the only option and continues to start.

Luke Ayling (RB)

He is back fit now and played the last two games. Expect him to start this game as well.

Luke Ayling

Pontus Jansson (CB)

The Swede has to lead the backline amidst injury to captain Cooper. He is doing a good job at the moment.

Kalvin Phillips (CB)

With Cooper absent and Bielsa not willing to take a risk playing the young Aapo Halme, we have and will see Phillips at centre-back.

Barry Douglas (LB)

He was injured just before the Villa game but started the Nottingham Forest game on Boxing Day. The ex-Wolves man has been brilliant at left-back.

Adam Forshaw (CDM)

With Phillips switched to central defence, Forshaw has been given the responsibility of shielding the defence.

Mateusz Klich

Mateusz Klich (RCM)

The Pole has been a real workhorse in the midfield, working hard on and off the ball for the team. He starts every league game.

Pablo Hernandez (LCM)

Leeds have a lack of options to partner Klich in the attacking midfield, hence, Hernandez is playing there and will continue to do so until Brown comes back.

Ezgjan Alioski (RW)

With Hernandez playing centrally, Alioski has been switched to the right-hand side of the attack.

Kemar Roofe

Kemar Roofe (ST)

He has been scoring late goals to win games for his team in the past week. He is just an ideal striker for Leeds’ system.

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Jack Harrison (LW)

The loanee from Manchester City is getting an extended run in the team after injury problems. He is expected to get another opportunity this Saturday.

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