Leeds United welcome Plymouth Argyle to Elland Road on Saturday, where they will look to apply pressure on second placed Ipswich. The last meeting between the two sides was in 2007, when the Peacocks won 2-1.
Daniel Farke's, Leeds United, have impressed since being relegated from the Premier League. After 15 matches, they sit in third place, picking up 28 points. Leeds are unbeaten at home this season in seven matches, but the boss will be slightly frustrated that his side have not been able to turn their three draws into victories. The Whites boast a goals scored average per game of 1.67, the fifth best record, whilst having the joint second best defence in the league, conceding just one goal per game.
Last time out, Leeds traveled to the King Power Stadium where they beat top-of-the-table Leicester 1-0. The visitors had to endure long spells without possession, but they were extremely dangerous on the counter attack. They showed defensive resilience and character to claim the win and the influence of that victory on the squad cannot be underestimated.
Despite only just being promoted, Plymouth boast the joint third best goal scoring record in the Championship, netting 1.73 goals per game on average. The issue is that they also concede the fifth most, shipping 25 goals in 15 matches. Steven Schumacher's team currently sit in 19th place and have failed to win a game away from home thus far. The Pilgrims only win in their last seven matches was a 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday three matches ago, but that result seems to have boosted the confidence in the final third.
We witnessed this last time out, as they put three past Middlesbrough in a 3-3 home draw. Fin Azaz was the main source of creativity, scoring, assisting and making three key passes. Michael Cooper also saved a second half penalty, but the Boro scored from the rebound.
Leeds are on fire at the moment and they should have too much quality for Plymouth. That said, the visitors have been dangerous in front of goal recently and they will oppose a threat, but they are leaky at the back.
The final prediction is Leeds 3-1 Plymouth.