Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion will both be seeking a return to winning ways in the Premier League when they face off at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon. The Whites have suffered back-to-back losses in all competitions, while Brighton went down 1-0 to Manchester City last time out in the league to remain in relegation trouble.
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United will be desperate to escape the demons from their weekend embarrassment at the hands of Crawley Town as they host Brighton and Hove Albion. They have a chance to break into the top half of the table against the Seagulls who languish at 17th on the table.
Brighton face a quick return to action after a tough game at Manchester City on Wednesday night so the timing of this game makes it difficult for Graham Potter's men. Brighton stayed in the match right until the final whistle but were left with nothing to show for a spirited performance in the 1-0 defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday.
Phil Foden scored the only goal just before half-time and City should have made the margin of victory more comfortable but Raheem Sterling missed a late penalty and Bernardo Silva hit the woodwork. Graham Potter’s side have now gone nine games without a win and remain 17th in the table, having played two more games than Fulham, who are immediately below them and only two points behind.
Prior to their embarrassing FA Cup outing, Leeds United had got crushed by Tottenham Hotspur away from home. However, their form prior to that had been encouraging, picking up back-to-back wins against Burnley and West Bromwich Albion after suffering a 6-2 defeat against rivals Manchester United.
That has been the trend behind Leeds United's season so far. Marcelo Bielsa's men have hit staggering highs and dispiriting lows. Their attack has been excellent but their defence has crumbled causing them to have the second worst defensive record in the league.