In a vital Championship encounter, Leeds United is gearing up to host Birmingham City at Elland Road.

Leeds United is set to face Birmingham City in a crucial Championship match at Elland Road. This isn’t just any game; it’s a key moment in the season for both teams. Leeds is looking to maintain their strong home form, while Birmingham, under Wayne Rooney, aims to climb up the league table.

Championship Landscape: A Wider View

The Championship is alive with action. Teams like Leicester, Ipswich, Southampton, and West Brom are all making moves. Leeds, currently fourth, is in a tight race, eyeing a Premier League spot.

Leeds United: The Need for Consistency

Leeds has been solid at Elland Road, but manager Daniel Farke wants the same intensity in away games. Consistency is the key for them.

Birmingham City: Rooney’s Challenge

Birmingham, at 20th, is fighting hard under Rooney. This match against Leeds is crucial for their confidence and tactics.

Probable Line-Ups and Team News

Leeds United (4-2-3-1): Darlow, Byram, Struijk, Rodon, Gray, Ampadu, Kamara, Summerville, Piroe, James, Rutter.

Birmingham City (4-2-3-1): Ruddy, Longelo, Sanderson, Aiwu, Drameh, Sunjic, James, Dembélé, Bacuna, Burke, Stansfield.

Leeds is without Stuart Dallas and Illan Meslier. Birmingham misses George Hall and Ethan Laird.

Birmingham’s Squad Update

Birmingham welcomes back Lee Buchanan, while Cody Drameh can’t play against his parent club. Marc Roberts is also out. Rooney praised his team’s defence in their recent draw and knows they need to be solid against Leeds, unbeaten at home.

Previous Encounters and Key Players

The history between Leeds and Birmingham City is a mixed bag, with both teams having their share of victories. Key players like Leeds’ Crysencio Summerville and Georginio Rutter, and Birmingham’s Siriki Dembélé and Juninho Bacuna, could be the difference-makers in this high-stakes match.

Match Dynamics and Predictions

This encounter is set to be a fiercely contested battle. Leeds, with the backing of their home crowd and a strong lineup, will aim to capitalise on Birmingham’s struggles. Conversely, Birmingham, under Rooney’s guidance, might bring tactical surprises to the field.

The match outcome is pivotal for both teams’ Championship campaigns. With the stakes high and the atmosphere charged, fans can anticipate an intense and thrilling showdown at Elland Road.

MOT (Marching On Together)


Games Played

Leeds United Birmingham City
25 25


Wins Draws Losses
Leeds United: 13 Leeds United: 6 Leeds United: 6
Birmingham City: 7 Birmingham City: 7 Birmingham City: 11


Goals Scored Average Goals Per Game More > 2.5 Goals More > 3 Goals Won More > 1 Goal
Leeds United: 42 Leeds United: 1.68 Leeds United: 8 Leeds United: 3 Leeds United: 11
Birmingham City: 30 Birmingham City: 1.20 Birmingham City: 3 Birmingham City: 1 Birmingham City: 5


Goals Conceded Did Not Score Both Teams Scored Clean Sheets Won Without Conceding
Leeds United: 25 Leeds United: 6 Leeds United: 13 Leeds United: 8 Leeds United: 6
Birmingham City: 38 Birmingham City: 8 Birmingham City: 14 Birmingham City: 6 Birmingham City: 3

I'm Barrie Jarrett, born in Leeds, lived over a decade in South Africa, CEO And Co Founder of Planet Sport Limited and Planet Bet Limited.

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