Date: 2 February 2019
Time: 17.30 BST, 12.30 AM EDT, 14.30 ART
Venue: Elland Road
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All-time Record: Leeds v Norwich: 23W 16D 19L
Reverse Fixture: 25 August 2018: Norwich 0-3 Leeds
| Elland Road to celebrate the life of Toby Nye tomorrow, with flowers to be placed at Bremner Square— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 1, 2019
Leeds host Norwich as both teams will be looking to put some distance between themselves and the rest of the league. Leeds are three points ahead of Norwich on top of the league, while Norwich are three points above Sheffield United.
Sheffield United will be able to catch Norwich should they win their match against Bolton Wanderers at Bramall Lane before kickoff between Leeds and Norwich, meaning that both Norwich and Leeds should approach this match as an automatic promotion six-pointer.
Will try again with that team for Saturday, since my first effort 10 players in it: Casilla, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Alioski, Forshaw, Harrison, Klich, Roberts, Hernandez, Roofe. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 31, 2019
As has become his habit at Leeds, Marcelo Bielsa named his starting XI in the press conference, so barring any last-minute changes, the team that will take the pitch against Norwich isn’t changed very much from the team that faced off against Rotherham United last weekend, with Pontus Jansson coming back into the team at central defender for Kalvin Phillips and Tyler Roberts coming in for Jack Clarke.
Perhaps this will mean that Phillips will be used as a replacement for Adam Forshaw and Clarke can once again be a terrorizing force coming off the bench in the second half. Barry Douglas is fit enough to make the bench, but perhaps not fit enough to get the starting nod.
Norwich are an attacking team as well, so don’t expect them to lie back and allow Leeds to run riot like the previous match at Carrow Road. Teemu Pukki has scored 18 goals for Norwich this season, and the ever dangerous Jordan Rhodes is also in the team. Our friends from My Football Writer also said that Marco Stiepermann is one to watch out for, and asute Leeds fans will note that Emi Buendía was at on loan at Cultural Leónesa last season, and was one of the few bright spots in that team’s dismal season last year.
This should be a brilliant game for neutrals to watch, as neither team is likely to play for a draw, but Leeds should have the advantage of having a fired-up Elland Road behind them.