Leeds United take on Middlesbrough for the second time this season, following their 0-0 draw against them earlier in the season at Elland Road.
Izzy Brown has been labelled as ”fully-fit”, according to Rob Price, the head of medicine at Leeds United. It is likely that Brown will feature on the bench and potentially make his senior debut late on in the game as an impact player.
This is our lineup prediction:
Roofe and Bamford start in the same squad for the first time this season, whilst the back 4 remains the same as the one which conceded 3 goals to Norwich City last Saturday.
With Shackleton being expected to start along with Ayling, we predict that he will play in his favourite position being in advanced Midfield, allowing Phillips to drop into number 4.
With Boro having a very strong, tall, side – we expect Roofe to start out wide, following Jack Clarke’s recent dip in form. However, it is likely that Roofe and Hernandez will transition and switch between each other to suit what is needed throughout the game.
Harrison is expected to keep his place out wide despite an average performance against Norwich and is expected to be switched for Jack Clarke at some point during the game.
Our prediction is 1-0 Leeds, Bamford to score.