2019-20 Sky Bet Championship: Week 42 – Thursday

Leeds United look to move closer towards promotion as they welcome relegation fighting Stoke City to Elland Road. 

A win will put Leeds back at the Championship summit whilst Stoke can move four points clear of relegation with victory. 

 

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Leeds have no fresh injury concerns to report, although Marcelo Bielsa could rotate his squad. 

Stoke have no fresh injury concerns as Joe Allen and Thibaud Verlinden remain out with Achilles and knee injuries. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Leeds are unbeaten in two of last five league meetings against Stoke (W2, L3).
  • Stoke are unbeaten in four of last five trips to Elland Road in all competitions excluding penalty shootouts (W1, D3, L1).
  • Ezgjan Alioski has scored in his last two league appearances for Leeds against Stoke (W1, L1).

 

Prediction

Leeds haven’t exactly set the Championship alight with the restart with some inconsistent performances, although Stoke haven’t really either so I feel that this could come down to who performs best on the day. 

Defending however has been Stoke’s Achilles heel this season so if Leeds can score first, this should be a routine home win no matter how hard the Potters try to get back into this game. 

Prediction: Leeds United 2-0 Stoke City

Result: Leeds United 5-0 Stoke City

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