Date: 15 December 2018
Time: 15.00 BST, 10.00 AM EDT, 12.00 PM ART
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All-time Record: Leeds v Bolton: 29W 15D 23L
Leeds also beat Bolton 2-1 in the League Cup earlier this season.
Marcelo Bielsa says Leeds United need to guard against complacency as the club look to record their longest streak of league wins in almost a decade tomorrow:https://t.co/f8dsGcdu1k— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) December 14, 2018
Leeds will be looking to extend their winning streak against a Bolton Wanderers team that is having problems off the pitch, with players and staff not getting paid and the team banning one of the local journalists for daring to report about them.
Bolton have looked poor recently, and their have been rumours that their manager, Phil Parkinson, might be lured away by Reading FC. While Reading is also in the midst of a tough year in the Championship, it would be a more stable and sane place to manage, which takes some doing.
Saiz has not been a regular starter in the Leeds lineup recently, which will soften the blow, but it’s still not a good sign to see one of the team’s better players head off in the middle of a promotion push, although it’s been rumoured that Saiz’s departure is for personal reasons, with his partner unsettled and wanting a return to Spain.
It will be interesting to see how Bielsa will utilize the squad in today’s match, as Leeds will be missing a creative spark in Saiz, should he not be at the game, and with a return to fitness by Patrick Bamford, who has almost been forgotten about after his injury. He actually played pretty well and scored against Bolton back in August in the first round of the League Cup.
Bolton are a club in crisis, and the team’s performances on the pitch have been almost as alarming as the stuff happening off the pitch. This is a great opportunity for Leeds to pick up a good win on the road at start the Christmas season off well. Leeds to win 2-0.