Date: 31 August 2018
Time: 19.45 BST, 2.45 PM EDT, 3.45 PM ART
Venue: Elland Road
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All-time Record: Leeds v Middlesbrough: 38W, 27D, 32L
Previous League Results: 19 Nov 2018 Leeds 2-1 Boro, 2 March 2018 Boro 3-0 Leeds
| "Middlesbrough are an important rival" Read more from Marcelo as he looks ahead to our next fixture tomorrow— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 30, 2018
Leeds United take on Middlesbrough in a top-of-the-table clash at Elland Road later today. Not only will this match be a battle between the top two teams in the Championship, it will also be a clash of styles, with Marcelo Bielsa’s high press facing off against Tony Pulis’ route-one football.
Leeds will almost certainly revert back to the same lineup they’ve used with great success so far this season. Bailey Peacock-Farrell will start in goal, Barry Douglas will be at left back, and Luke Ayling will be at right back. Central defence might be a little different, as while Liam Cooper might be fit for this match, he may not be fit enough to start. Pontus Jansson may partner Gaetano Berardi instead.
In the midfield, Kalvin Phillips will play as the defensive midfielder, with Mateusz Klich and Samu Saiz playing further up the pitch. The wingers will likely be Pablo Hernandez and Gjanni Alioski. Up top will be Kemar Roofe, who is having his best season in a Leeds shirt after scoring four goals in the opening five games of the season.
Leeds will be hoping to put the loss to Preston in the League Cup behind them and Boro will be looking to beat Leeds at Elland Road for the first time since 2011. Both teams will also looking to grab the top position at the top of the Championship Table before the international break.