Leeds United vs Brentford preview: : How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Leeds United who will have their tales high after their late winner against Crystal Palace on Tuesday night will look to make it back-to-back wins for the first time this season. 

Brentford who lost to Tottenham Hotspur last time out will look to bounce back after only winning 1 in their last 6 Premier League games.

The talk to the lead up to the game will be the return of Pontus Jansson to Elland Road, after spending 3 years at the Yorkshire Giants, comfortably being among the fan favourites in his time at the club will get a warm reception from the Leeds faithful on Sunday afternoon.

Injury News 

Marcelo Bielsa will only be without Robin Koch on Sunday with him still only in light training following his hip injury that he got in the first game of the season at Old Trafford.

Brentford however has a forever growing injury list with 6 first team players out for the clash on Sunday. 

Number 1 David Raya is among that list, with his terrific start to the season, Marcelo Bielsa's team will look to capitalise on that.

Josh Da Silva will also not be making the trip to Yorkshire, the energetic midfield maestro who has been out since April is back in light training but is not expected to be back till mid-December at the earliest.

Thomas Frank will also be without Kristoffer Ajer who picked up a hamstring injury against Stoke City in the Carabao Cup in late October.

Tariq Fosu and Mathias Jorgenson also have hamstring injuries and are not expected to be back for The Bees until January.

Julian Jeanvier will also be staying in London with him still recovering from a cruciate ligament injury that was picked up during pre-season.

Leeds United 

Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United have only lost 1 in their last 6 Premier League games, but with the dreaded run they have in December. Is it a must-win for The Whites?

With Brentford likely to go with two upfront for the clash at Elland Road Leeds will most likely set up with a 3-3-3-1, with Kalvin Phillips likely to fill in at centre-back.

Leeds will be happy to have both Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling back at their disposal, after having a run out for the U23s on Monday evening against Manchester City. 

Leeds United's predicted line-up

Illan Meslier, Diego LLorente, Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas, Junior Firpo, Adam Forshaw, Raphinha, Rodrigo Moreno, Daniel James, Tyler Roberts.

Brentford FC 

Brentford will be looking to where it has all gone wrong after their strong start to the campaign, but have fallen out of sorts as of late with only 1 win in their last 6 games.

Thomas Franks side just like Leeds play a very high tempo style of football and like to go toe-to-toe with whoever is in front of them, being a surprise package in the Premier League this season. 

Brentford's predicted line-up 

Alvaro Fernandez, Charlie Goode, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock, Sergi Canos, Shandon Baptiste, Christian Norgaard, Mathias Jensen, Rico Henry, Bryan Mbuemo, Ivan Toney.

Ones to watch 

Raphinha (Leeds United)

Raphinha, who has been on fire this season, will be the one to watch for Leeds tomorrow afternoon. After scoring the late penalty against Crystal Palace his confidence will be sky high against a struggling Brentford defence. He has already scored 6 goals from 12 games this season:  his skill and pace can hurt Brentford if the game becomes more of a basketball game. 

Ivan Toney Brentford FC

Ivan Toney who has had 6 goal involvements from 14 Premier League games has had a decent return from his first hit at the Premier League. His aerial ability and physicality is what will be the danger for Leeds, after set pieces being the achilles heel of the Yorkshire giants last season Ivan Toney will be ready to pounce on any defensive mistake on Sunday.

How to watch 

The game is not available to watch in the UK, but will be available to watch on Peacock (US) and DAZN (Canada) 

referee: David Coote 

VAR: Lee mason

 

 

 

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