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Leeds are on their most successful run of the season having gone unbeaten in five matches, winning three of the last four, with their last two games demonstrating their ability to trouble the top sides as they beat Man City with 10 men and then took a point off Liverpool.
This unbeaten streak also began with a stalemate when taking on Chelsea, so Marcelo Bielsa’s men will hope to put up a better showing than when they were downed 6-2 by Man Utd at Old Trafford back in December.
That will be no easy task however as the Red Devils are in good form themselves. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s charges have lost just once in 20 matches across all competitions, and are currently enjoying a five-game winning streak that has seen them safely through to the Europa League semi-finals, as well as cement their grip on second place domestically.
In the league alone, Man Utd are unbeaten in 12 now since late January, also winning each of their past five outings, which includes victories over Man City, West Ham and Tottenham.
However, a couple of cracks have begun to show in their defence as they’ve kept just two clean sheets from their last six in all competitions, both coming against Granada in Europe.
With that in mind, their hosts will certainly fancy their chances of registering on the scoreboard, especially after forcing Alisson into a string of fine saves last time out.
Both Teams To Score
Leeds might only be W2-D3-L7 against the top seven this season, but as their recent results demonstrate, they’re certainly capable of turning in a performance.
Both teams scored in nine of those 12 encounters and in fact, at Elland Road they’ve drawn three of five such matches and although the other two ended in defeats, both teams scored in four of these.
Pascal Struijk should keep his place at centre-back with Liam Cooper still suspended, while Raphinha remains sidelined through injury.
The latter’s absence is of course a major blow, with the winger contributing six goals and six assists from 26 appearances this term, though Leeds have other potential goalscorers and managed alright without him in their draw with Liverpool last time out.
Leeds To Score First
Man Utd are unbeaten away from home in the league all season, though after winning their first six road trips, they’ve since drawn six of 10.
Notably, they’ve been slow starters, as they’ve actually conceded more first half goals than they’ve scored themselves.
Half Time Draw
They’ve been level at the break in eight of their past 10 on their travels, while excluding their four goalless stalemates this term, they’ve conceded first in nine of 12 away matches.
Leeds have opened the scoring in three of their last four fixtures, and a strong start should help them make it to half time very much in the game.