After Saturday’s impressive win against Ipswich, Garry Monk is on to win Manager of the month regardless of tomorrow's result and it looks like the way he likes to play and the players he brought in to do it are really starting to pick up steam at what is still the very early stages of this 2016/17 season. We'll see if they can make it five wins in a row Tuesday night at Bristol City's Ashton Gate.
There were many positives to take from Saturday’s game and bring into the next one. Pontus’s bone cruncher that ended Bret Pitman’s afternoon was possibly my favourite...
...but we can’t not give our big Kiwi a whole heap of credit as well. Chris Wood may miss some absolute sitters and he still clearly divides opinion amongst Leeds fans, but you cannot deny that he knows where the goal is in September. Scoring seven so far this season and looking like a proper nightmare to defend against on Saturday, I wouldn’t imagine Bristol City see him as the key danger man for tomorrow.
This is the tip of the Leeds iceberg though, with Sacko and Hernandez creating chance after chance, Bridcutt and Phillips both owning that defensive midfield role and pretty much the whole back four looking as solid as Connor McGregor’s right hook. Everything is just looking rosy right now. The confidence this group will take into Tuesday’s game could well be the difference at the end of the night. That and the current depth we have off the bench in players like Roofe and Mowatt.
Bristol City are in a mixed vein of form, making a strong start to the season but drawing two and losing one of their last four. They did batter Fulham 4 -0 on Saturday, so they will have high hopes themselves going into this game. Tammy Abraham is the danger man for City scoring 10 of their 16 goals so far this season, and Jansson/Bartley will do well to keep him at ten this weekend. Bristol are no strangers to conceding either so if Leeds can keep this one defensively sound, Chris Wood could carry us home once again.
Leeds sit at 12th in the table with 13 points, and Bristol sit at 10th with 14 points.
Leeds United at Bristol City
Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
LUTV, BBC Radio Leeds
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
11:45am PT / 2:45pm ET / 7:45pm BT
Leeds United's predicted XI
Green, Ayling, Bartley, Jansson, Taylor, Sacko, Bridcutt, Vieira, Hernandez, O’Kane, Wood
Bristol City's predicted XI
Fielding; Little, Flint, Magnusson, Bryan; Pack, Reid; Paterson, Tomlin, Freeman, Abraham
This should be a really good game and I predict a good few goals. I can’t see any defence keeping Abraham quiet this season, but Bartley and Jansson will do a good job. Leeds to win 2-1, Wood and Sacko. Let’s make it 5!