Leeds host Huddersfield at Elland Road this Saturday in a jam-packed weekend in the Championship. While Leeds fight for promotion at the top, Huddersfield are a bit too close to the bottom for comfort.
Leeds currently sit third in the Championship after 13 games. With six wins, four draws and three losses, Leeds have 22 points to their name and are six points off of the last automatic promotion spot.
In their last five games in all competitions, Leeds have three wins and two losses. In the first half, a goal from Will Smallbone and a brace from Adam Armstrong gave Southampton the 3 - 0 lead. Pascal Struijk did manage to get Leeds on the scoresheet, but it wasn’t enough to mount a comeback as Southampton won 3 - 1. However, Leeds bounced back against QPR. Crysencio Summerville scored the only goal of the game in the ninth minute to give Leeds the 1 - 0 win over ten man QPR, who had Asmir Begovic sent off in extra time.
Another win came for Leeds against Bristol City. Dan James gave Leeds the lead in the 37th minute, but Kal Naismith equalised for City in the fourth minute of added time in the first half. However, Joel Piroe popped up with a goal in the second half to give Leeds the 2 - 1 win. Norwich took a 2 - 0 lead going into halftime, with Shane Duffy and Gabriel Sara on the scoresheet. However, it was an own goal from Duffy that kickstarted the Leeds comeback, with Summerville grabbing a brace to give Leeds the 3 - 2 win.
The last time out for Leeds was against Stoke in the midweek clash. An own goal from Struijk was the only goal of the game in the 1 - 0 win for Stoke.
Huddersfield, on the other hand, sit 12st in the Championship. In 13 games, The Terriers have three wins, five draws and five losses, leaving them on 14 points, just five points above the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions, Huddersfield have one win, two draws and two losses. The Terriers picked up a big draw against Ipswich Town. In fact, Huddersfield took the lead in the 61st minute through Delano Burgzorg, but couldn’t hold on to the lead as Brandon William scored to grab a 1 - 1 draw for Ipswich. However, Huddersfield were back on the losing side against Birmingham. A brace from Siriki Dembele and goals from Koji Miyoshi and Jordan James gave Birmingham the 4 - 1 win, with Michal Helik scoring for Huddersfield in the 92nd minute.
Next time out against Sheffield Wednesday was a goalless draw, with The Terriers failing to register a single shot on target. However, Huddersfield got back on track with a win against QPR. Kian Harratt and Jack Rudoni both scored early in the first half and despite a goal from Jake Clarke-Salter, Huddersfield held on to the 2 - 1 win.
The most recent outing for Huddersfield was against Cardiff City. Callum Robinson, Dimitrios Goutas, Yakou Meite and Perry Ng all scored in the 4 - 0 win for Cardiff.
Leeds and Huddersfield have met 80 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1924. The Terriers have a marginally better record in the fixture with 32 wins in comparison to Leeds’ 29 wins, with the other 19 meetings ending in a draw.