Date: 24 October 2018
Time: 19.45 BST, 2.45 PM EDT, 3.45 PM ART
Venue: Elland Road
Television: Sky Sports Red Button in the UK/Ireland
Streaming: LUTV & iFollow overseas and in the UK/Ireland, Sky GO Extra in UK/Ireland
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All-time Record: Leeds United v Ipswich 32W 21D 28L
Previous Result: Ipswich Town 1 - 0 Leeds United 13 January 2018
| Tune into LUTV tomorrow night as Barry Douglas joins us in the studio ahead of the game! Don't worry, he'll be on his best behaviour!— Leeds United (@LUFC) October 23, 2018
Leeds host Ipswich Town in a match that both teams need a result from. Ipswich are moored on the bottom of the Championship table with nine points from 13 matches. They are level on points with 13th placed Hull City, but are only three points from 21st placed Reading FC and safety, albeit with a worse goal difference.
Leeds slipped to 5th place in the table after being idle for yesterday’s action, as Norwich City’s win over Aston Villa meant that Canaries vaulted over Leeds into 4th place. This would be the same Norwich that Leeds soundly beat back in August. However, things are still pretty tight at the top of the table, as Leeds are still only three points out of first place with a game in hand over Middlesbrough, who are top of the table along with Sheffield United. Boro have the better goal difference of the two clubs, but Leeds have the second best goal difference in the Championship at 12.
Barry Douglas won't play tomorrow, Jack Harrison will be involved against Ipswich. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 23, 2018
Bielsa on whether Jansson will play tomorrow: "Jansson will come back tonight but I don't think he will be a starter. We'll see if he'll be able to be in the group."— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 23, 2018
On Pablo Hernandez: "Probably Pablo will be a starter tomorrow."
Pablo Hernandez and Jack Harrison appear to be ready to play tomorrow, with Pablo Hernandez looking likely to start. Pontus Jansson is banned meaning that Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi will likely start the match in central defence. Luke Ayling should return from his ban, and Stuart Dallas might start the match at left-back, although Gjanni Alioski has looked better at the position in recent matches.
Besides those changes, look for Kemar Roofe to once again get the start at striker, although he looked a bit challenged for match fitness during the loss to Blackburn Rovers. Mateusz Klich, Samu Saiz, and Kalvin Phillips all look to retain their places.
Will Leeds pick up a win? Even Marcelo Bielsa made it seem like Leeds are in need of a win, so can the team respond and at least grind out a result against an over-matched Ipswich team? Here’s hoping so.