The FA Cup might not have been a priority in Marcelo Bielsa’s needs for the season his group choice made that understood yet going down 3-0 to League Two side Crawley Town in the third round won’t assist with confidence.
Bielsa’s men beat Burnley and West Bromwich Albion 1-0 and 5-0 individually in their two games before this losing streak, leaving them well away from the last three.
That isn’t the situation for Brighton, who are presently winless in nine Premier League games since beating Aston Villa 2-1 on November 21 – the longest winless run of any side in the opposition.
Albion put forth a valiant effort in going down 1-0 to Manchester City on Wednesday, with Phil Foden’s strike not long before half time demonstrating the distinction at the Etihad Stadium.
With Fulham getting a point against Tottenham Hotspur on a similar night, however, it implies Brighton are presently only two points over the dropzone, with the Cottagers flaunting two games close by.
The following week’s conflict with Fulham has now taken on significantly more significance, and Brighton can’t bear to head into the game sitting beneath their adversaries in the division.
Leeds, 11points away from the dropzone, will have their sights set on the top half in front of games with Albion and Newcastle United in their next two league trips.
This isn’t an installation United will in general do that well in, in any case, having lost seven of their last nine against Brighton, despite the fact that they won the latest experience between the sides – a 2-0 success in March 2017 gratitude to a Chris Wood assist .
Leeds United attack has been brilliant however their defense has disintegrated making them have the second most noticeably terrible defensive record in the league. In the interim, Brighton and Hove Albion have won only two of the 18 matches up until this point. Leeds will be hoping to win three successive home successes on the run as the different sides meet in the English premier league unexpectedly since 1982.
Kalvin Phillips is suspended for this match in the wake of gathering five yellow cards, clarifying why he began against Crawley in the cup a weekend ago.
Robin Koch, Gaetano Berardi, Tyler Roberts and Adam Forshaw are additionally out of Saturday’s down, yet Diego Llorente might be back included. Striker Patrick Bamford has gone two without an scoring a goal, however he actually has a more-than-good 10 out of 17 Premier League appearances this term. With respect to Brighton, Graham Potter is supported by the arrival of persuasive midfielder Yves Bissouma in the wake of serving a one-match ban. Danny Welbeck, Tariq Lamptey and Adam Lallana will have no impact, yet quite possibly Steven Alzate and Alireza Jahanbakhsh could return back to the starting XI.
Neal Maupay is relied upon to lead the line and will be hoping to add to an arrival of three goals in four league matches against Leeds.
Leeds may have lost progressive games in all rivalries, however they have won consecutive matches at Elland Road and are looking for three of every a line there in the Premier League.
Brighton have battled for wins the entire season, getting only two triumphs in their 18 EPL games, and we can’t see them taking any points from this experience between the sides in 39 years. Hence, bet on Leeds United to win the match.