The Baggies travel to Elland Road to face Marcelo Bielsa’s out of form side in a game that will have a massive impact on the Championship title race.
head to Yorkshire on Friday night in a game that could have huge ramifications come to the end of the season.
Darren Moore’s side are breathing down Leeds’ neck and with Marcelo Bielsa’s team suffering a massive dip in form the Baggies might fancy their chances to win this one.
Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed Leeds will be unchanged from the midweek defeat at QPR when they play West Brom as they look to regain top spot ahead of the weekend matches.
Roofe hurt his knee in the clash with Swansea on February 13 and although he is making good progress, the 14-goal forward is not expected back any time soon.
Full-backs Gaetano Berardi and Barry Douglas were back on the bench at Loftus Road after injury, with the latter coming on for the last 25 minutes of the 1-0 defeat.
West Brom trio Jacob Murphy, Hal Robson-Kanu and Ahmed Hegazi are all back in training and will be monitored ahead of the trip to Elland Road.
Team News of Leeds United vs Cardiff City
This is shaping up to be one of the most important games of the Championship season so far.
Leeds are experiencing what has now become a familiar wobble. The Whites have won only four of their last 11 games and find themselves outside of the top two.
Winger Murphy and forward Robson-Kanu both missed last weekend’s 1-0 Sky Bet Championship defeat against Sheffield United.
Defender Hegazi limped off shortly after the hour but all three have resumed training and may yet feature.
The Baggies have won their last three matches away from home and would close the gap on the third-placed Whites to a point with victory.
With Leeds’ recent troubles it is almost unbelievable that West Brom are such a long price at .
There is no doubt that there is value to be found in backing the visitors as Bielsa’s side just haven’t looked like promotion contenders since the new year.
Score Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Leeds United
Line Up Leeds United vs Cardiff City
Leeds Starting XI: Casilla; Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Alioski; Phillips; Hernandez, Roberts, Klich, Harrison; Bamford
TV channel and live stream online coverage
UK based fans have been unable to watch the previous rounds of the competition,
but streaming service Eleven Sports have acquired the rights to broadcast this, and the rest of the remaining Copa del Rey matches.
Matches can be viewed either on an app (Android or iOS) or via the Eleven Sports website, www.elevensports.uk,
although fans will need to sync their telephones, tablets or computers to a television in order to watch games on TV.
You can also follow the action with NewGersy Sport’s LIVE blog.
Head to head
Leeds edge ahead of Albion very narrowly in the head-to-head record.
Of the 85 matches that have been played, the Baggies have triumphed 33 times, there have been 18 draws and Leeds have won one more time than Albion – on 34 occasions.
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