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Leeds United v Brentford: Match Preview, TV Schedule, and How to Watch the Championship Online

Leeds will take on another one of the in-form Championship teams at Elland Road

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Match: Leeds United v Brentford

Date: 6 October 2018

Time: 12.30 PM BST, 7:30 AM EDT, 8.30 AM ART

Venue: Elland Road, Leeds

Television: Sky Sports Football in the UK & Ireland, beIN Sports 2 HD in the Middle East & Australia, Viasport 2 in Norway, and TV3 Sport HD in Sweden.

Streaming: ESPN+ in the United States, DAZN in Italy, Canada, Germany, & Switzerland, Viaplay in Sweden and Norway, beIN Sports Connect in Australia & the Middle East, Sky Go Extra in the UK & Ireland, and LUTV in certain other locations.

Check LivesoccerTV for more information.

All Time Record: Leeds United v Brentford: 13W 12D 11L

Previous Results: 4 November 2017 Brentford 3-1 Leeds; 24 February 2018 Leeds 1-0 Brentford.

Leeds will face off against Brentford at Elland Road in the early match-up in the Championship this Saturday. Brentford have been one of the more successful sides in the league this season and sit in sixth place in the table, although they haven’t won in four games. They will be looking to get back on the good foot while Leeds will be looking to stay on top of the league, as Leeds are on top on goal difference alone, level on points with Middlesbrough and Sheffield United.

As usual, Marcelo Bielsa is not coy about the fitness of his players. Douglas is out until after the international break, and so either Stuart Dallas or Tom Pearce will get a chance to get a start at the left back spot in Douglas’ absence.

With Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez, Gaetano Berardi, and Patrick Bamford all still out of the picture, along with Conor Shaughnessy, Leeds will be dipping a little heavier into the bench this match, but Leeds have been fine so far while waiting for the others to come back, but against a team like Brentford, will Leeds finally be made to pay?

Tyler Roberts will start up top, along with Samu Saiz at the enganche, with Gjanni Alioski, who needs a break once Pablo Hernandez comes back, and Manchester City loanee Jack Harrison on the other wing. Matuesz Klich will start as a central midfielder, and Kalvin Phillips will play as the defensive midfielder who can flex back to central defence if needed, alongside Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper. Luke Ayling will play as the right back.

Here’s hoping no one else gets injured and Leeds leave with at least a point against a good Brentford team. Last season’s visit to Elland Road for Brentford was one of the high points of the Paul Heckingbottom tenure at Leeds, just as the loss at Brentford was one of the lowest points for Thomas Christiansen. Hopefully this match isn’t as remarkable as either of those and a good result can come before the international break.