Leeds will aim to pull further clear of the bottom three when in-form Wolves visit Elland Road on Saturday
Leeds United look to make it successive home wins on Saturday afternoon, as the Whites welcome in-form Wolves to Elland Road.
Bruno Lage’s side have found themselves recently and are riding a three-game win streak, which culminated in a thrilling 3-2 win over Midlands rivals Aston Villa last weekend.
The win streak follows Wolves losing four of their first five, and they’ll be hoping to extend Leeds’ miserable start, which stalled again last week as they went down 1-0 to Southampton at St Mary’s, thanks to Armando Broja’s goal.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are three points off the bottom three going into this one, and their hopes of pulling further clear hinge on whether they can score enough goals to move them up the table.
Patrick Bamford’s absence has been a huge part of that struggle, and the England man is still two games away from returning.
Luke Ayling will also miss out, so Bielsa may continue with his unique 3-3-3-1 formation, with Pascal Struijk, Diego Llorente and Liam Cooper at the back, as Robin Koch faces another month on the sidelines with a pelvic injury. Junior Firpo and Kalvin Phillips, another key man, will also miss out for at least this game.
There’s better news about Raphinha though, as the winger should return to start after missing the defeat to Southampton through travelling fatigue.
As for Wolves, Pedro Neto and Jonny Otto are both long-term absentees with knee problems, and Yerson Mosquera and Hugo Bueno have hamstring issues that keep them out. Francisco Trincao missed the Villa thriller, but could return.
Both meetings last season ended 1-0 to Wolves, with Raul Jimenez netting the winner at Elland Road, before Illan Meslier’s own goal settled things at Molineux three months later.
A win for Wolves would tip all their columns into the positives, having won four, lost four, scored eight and conceded eight in their eight games so far. If Leeds can pick up their second win of the campaign, they’ll move further away from the as-yet winless bottom three.
Leeds United take on Wolves at Elland Road on Saturday, October 23rd. Kick-off is at 3pm.