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Match Preview: Leeds United v Hull City

It's the third home game inside a week at Elland Road and after Saturdays disappointing 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough, Simon Grayson's men really must find a way to register a win and get 3 points on the board because with hard away games coming up at West Ham and Ipswich, it doesn't get any easier and the Whites could find themselves a long way behind come September.

Team News:

Leeds are without the suspended Max Gradel and Jonny Howson following their controversial red cards on Saturday. Ramon Nunez is the likely replacement for Gradel and it is thought that new signing Andy Keogh will be thrown straight into the starting line up in place of Howson to provide some much needed support up front for Ross McCormack. Whether this is in a 4-4-2 formation or with Keogh or McCormack playing in the hole. Billy paynter remains in the treatment room and is again unavailable for selection. A few other players are said to be doubtful, Simon Grayson told the clubs official website 'One or two players have come out with some niggles and knocks and didn't train on Monday', leaving the fans guessing who is going to be on the pitch come kick off.

For Hull, Paul Mcshane has a calf injury and Cameron Stewart is stuck on the sidelines with a knee problem but other than that the Tigers come to Elland Road with no new injury concerns.

One to Watch:

Ireland under 21 international Robbie Brady, currently at Hull on loan from those who must not be named (Man Utd). Although Brady only got his first start in professional football against Blackpool on the opening day, he has made enough of an impression in that space of time for the Leeds defenders to be wary of him. Brady also impressed during pre-season which included a great strike against Liverpool.

My Prediction:

After the opening two league matches, i genuinely don't know what will happen tonight. The Whites could play like they against Newcastle or they could play like they did against Southampton. Hull will be a tough team to be beat so it will take a massive improved performance to see 3 points on the board tonight and of course their fans and players will be up for this game more than any other simply because it's Leeds. My heart is going to rule my head and will say 2-0 to Leeds tonight, goals from Andy Keogh and Ross McCormack and Andy Lonergan's first clean sheet between the sticks.

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