Leeds United Look for Positive Response Against Brighton

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    Leeds United Look for Positive Response Against Brighton
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    There are several games to look forward to in the English Premier League on Saturday the 16th of January including the meeting between Leeds United and Brighton and Hove Albion at Elland Road.

    The hosts begin the weekend in 12th place on 23 points while the visitors are down in 17th place on 14 points, just above the relegation zone.

    Leeds United come into the match on the back of a hugely disappointing 3-0 loss at Crawley Town in the FA Cup last weekend. Marcelo Bielsa made several changes to his usual starting XI and the incoming players did not do enough to claim a place in the regular Premier League team. That result means Leeds United have lost their last two games in all competitions 3-0, with the previous defeat coming at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

    Leeds United have won 3 of their last 5 Premier League fixtures with the victories coming over Newcastle United and Burnley at home plus West Bromwich Albion away. The home form in the Premier League shows 3 wins from 8 Premier League matches this season including each of their last two at Elland Road.

    Trends show Leeds United have seen both teams score in 5 of their 8 home Premier League games this season. They have scored at least a single goal in all but two of those 8 matches.

    Brighton and Hove Albion travel north having lost 1-0 at Manchester City on Wednesday night. Brighton gave a good account of themselves in the game but conceded a goal just before half time and that made it difficult in the second half. Manchester City won a penalty late in the match but Raheem Sterling blazed the ball over the bar.

    That result means Brighton have failed to win any of their last 10 games inside 90 minutes, with the only victory coming via a penalty shootout in the FA Cup at Newport. In fact, excluding the penalty shootout win, Brighton have picked up just a single victory from their last 18 games and that came at Aston Villa in the Premier League on the 21st of November.

    Away form in the Premier League shows Brighton have failed to win any of their last 4 fixtures, picking up a point at Fulham and West Ham United but tasting defeat at Leicester City and Manchester City. Trends show Brighton have kept just a single clean sheet in their last 8 away Premier League games.

    Team news and Leeds United will be without midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who is suspended. Tyler Roberts, Diego Llorente, and Adam Forshaw are doubts while Robin Koch and Gaetano Berardi are injured.

    Brighton are expected to be without Aaron Connolly and Danny Welbeck in attack due to injury. Tariq Lamptey, Steven Alzate, Adam Lallana, and Alireza Jahanbakhsh are all doubts.

    Leeds United come into this game as favourites to take maximum points and they are sure to adopt their usual attacking approach.

    That could leave them open to conceding a goal but Leeds United should come out on top, winning with under 2.5 goals.

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