Leeds v Middlesbrough
Skybet Championship. Kick-Off: August 31st, 7:00pm. Live on Sky Sports
TWO of Yorkshire's finest ( I know technically Middlesbrough is in Cleveland but they always regard themselves as Yorkshire) sit proudly at the summit of the Championship and tonight they meet at Elland Road, Leeds
Both Leeds and Middlesbrough have 13 pts (4 wins and a draw) from a possible 15, with Leeds on top of the Championship on goal difference(+10 compared to +8).
Once again its a meeting of the team that has scored the most goals (Leeds) with 14 against the meanest defence in the League in the Boro who have conceded only 2 goals in 5 outings. They have kept 4 clean sheets out of the last 4 games.
Leeds manager Marco Bielsa has made a fantastic start at Elland Road and his side are playing the most attractive football in the League. He has a good respect for Tony Pullis but warned this game will be a difficult and tough game. Middlesbrough have made their best start in the second tier since 1994/95 season.
Key player for Leeds is Kemar Roofe who has scored in 4 out of 5 games. Team news for the Boro is that Jordan Hugill will replace Martin Braithwaite who looks to be heading to Spain before the transfer window closes.
Leeds are unbeaten against Middlesbrough in the last five home games winning 4, and in fact in the last 10 H2H the homes side has won 7 and drawn 2. Leeds games this season has gone Over 2.5 goals in 5 out of 7. Tony Pullis has only lost 6 games in charge at Middlesbrough and never by more than a single goal.