There’s a huge clash in the Sky Bet Championship this evening, as Leeds United entertain West Bromwich Albion at Elland Road.
Leeds were left disappointed following a 1-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday, whilst West Brom also enter this on the back of a loss, having gone down at the hands of Sheffield United last Saturday.
Tonight, the Championship’s joint best home record goes up against the division’s best away record, which is something we are taking a look at in our latest FLW Duel:
At this crucial stage of the season, Leeds have played 17 times at home, whilst West Brom have featured on the same number of occasions on the road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have scored 28 goals in that time, whilst a free-scoring West Brom side have reached the 30 mark.
Leeds have 11 wins to West Brom’s 10, whilst the Baggies have also suffered one more defeat that the Whites – both sides have drawn on three occasions too.
As expected, Bielsa’s side dominate possession at home with over 60% on average.
Interestingly, though, Darren Moore’s side also have slightly more possession away from home, albeit at 51.3%.
The best home form versus the best away form gives this game another edge.
Leeds need the points, as do West Brom, so you can see two sides giving it their all at Elland Road tonight.
For Leeds, expect to see them dominating possession as they always do – Bielsa’s side might not be given 60% of the ball, but you’d expect Albion to concede a lot of it.
However, that’s where the Baggies punished Leeds in the reverse fixture, picking off Leeds when they overcommitted and beating them 4-1.
That’ll be in Moore’s mind heading into this one and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Albion soaking up pressure and hitting Leeds on the break.
Real excitement should be building for this fixture, such is its importance.
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