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Match Preview: Burnley v Leeds United

Leeds head to Lancashire tomorrow hoping to extend their unbeaten run to 8 games in the N-Power Championship, with a tough game away to Burnley at Turf Moor.

The whites have been in impressive form both home and away since their 4-0 drubbing by Cardiff at Elland Road in front of the sky cameras. Grayson and his team will have their work cut out though, the clarets have been strong at home this season winning 7 out of their 10 matches.

Leeds return to Turf Moor for the first time since 2006 where they lost 2-1, but will be full of confidence and almost a full squad to choose from. Right back Paul Connolly is available again after he served his one match suspension last week against Crystal Palace and is expected to start with Andy Hughes dropping back to the bench. Richard Naylor will be missing from action again as he recovers from surgery on his knee.

Burnley will be hoping Martin Paterson (thigh) and Chris Eagles (back) will pass late fitness tests, but will definitely be without left-back Danny Fox who is likely to be back in action next week.

Leeds will once again be backed by fantastic support, with nearly 4,000 fans expected to travel to Turf Moor. Leeds are 6th in the championship, but a win for Burnley (8th in the table) will see them move level on points with the whites.

My prediction:

This will be a tough match for Leeds, Burnley are no mugs and have been consistent at home so far this season. Even though Burnley were relegated from the top flight last season they have been luckily enough to keep most of their squad and are aiming to bounce back straight back to the premier league. Burnley have not kept a clean sheet in 7 games and Leeds will be looking to exploit there defence in order to gain all 3 points this weekend.

After coming back from behind last weekend against Crystal Palace, Leeds showed they can score goals as they have done all season. Luciano Becchio will be looking to add to his ever growing tally and will most likely start up front again on his own.

I predict a draw for Leeds this weekend, Burnley are solid at home and have the ability to punish Leeds if they get the chance. Leeds have been playing well recently and as a result are still on an unbeaten run which I expect and hope to continue.