Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, Premier League Gameweek 19

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United team are in dire need of a positive result, with the team failing to win any of their last two games, and Alley Sport brings you Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton. The Seagulls travel to Elland Road to take on the newly promoted Leeds team, who are praised for their brand of football under Bielsa.

Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, Premier League Gameweek 19 1
Striker Patrick Bamford has been in good form for Leeds this season | Image: Getty Images, Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton

Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion: Match Preview

Leeds United suffered a humiliation in the FA Cup 3rd Round against fourth-divison Crawley Town, who defeated Bielsa’s men 3-0. Nicholas Tsaroulla opened the scoring for the minnows after converting a header from Ashley Nadesan. A couple of minutes later, Nadesan converted from the right side of the box off a pass from Tom Nicholls to double Crawley Town’s lead. Bielsa brought on Raphinha and Sam Greenwood to change the game, but in vain as Jordan Tunnicliffe completed the rout with a right-footed shot from close range after a set piece situation.

The defeat has knocked Leeds out of the FA Cup and their fans will surely be disappointed, after having expectations of a deep run in the prestigious cup competition this season. Bielsa will be hoping for a strong reaction from his side as they face a downtrodden Brighton and Hove Albion later this week.

Brighton have failed to win a game of football since November 21 when they beat Aston Villa in the Premier League. Their next clash, against Manchester City before the Leeds game, will see them go against a team that has not lost for a month and a half. Hovering above the relegation zone, defeats against both City and Leeds would be a deafening blow for the Seagulls.

Crawley Town caused an upset by knocking out Leeds from the FA Cup | Image: Getty Images, Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton
Crawley Town caused an upset by knocking out Leeds from the FA Cup | Image: Getty Images, Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton

Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion: Latest Team News

Both teams have a significant amount of players out injured. Bielsa will be unable to select star midfielder Kalvin Phillips who is suspended. New signing Diego Llorente and German center-back Robin Koch are on the sidelines, although the former could be involved given his match fitness before the game. Defender Gaetano Berardi and playmakers Tyler Roberts and Adam Forshaw are also ruled out due to injury.

Brighton will be without Irish striker Aaron Connolly, forwards Danny Welbeck, Florin Andone and Jose Izquierdo who are all ruled out with injuries. Midfielder Adam Lallana who joined last summer after winning the Premier League, is out with illness and so is Steven Alzate. Promising wing-back Tariq Lamptey is also on the sidelines with injury.

The last league meeting between the two sides was in 2017 in the Championship and ended 2-0 in Leeds’ favor.

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New signing, Rodrigo (left) celebrates a goal for Leeds United | Image: Getty Images, Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton
New signing, Rodrigo (left) celebrates a goal for Leeds United | Image: Getty Images, Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton

Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Expect Bielsa to go with a 4-1-4-1 formation for this game, with Patrick Bamford leading the line, supported by Rodrigo, Klich, Raphinha and Jack Harrison. Jamie Shackleton could start this game in the absence of Kalvin Phillips. Illan Meslier is expected to return to the starting XI following his rest in the defeat against Crawley Town. Here’s our Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion:

Formation: 4-1-4-1

GK: Illan Meslier

RB: Stuart Dallas

CB: Luke Ayling (c)

CB: Pascal Strujik

LB: Ezgjan Alioski

CDM: Jamie Shackleton

CAM: Rodrigo

CAM: Mateusz Klich

RW: Raphinha

LW: Jack Harrison

ST: Patrick Bamford

Boyhood Leeds fan Kalvin Phillips who made his England debut in 2020 is suspended for the game against Brighton | Image: Getty Images, Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton
Boyhood Leeds fan Kalvin Phillips who made his England debut in 2020 is suspended for the game against Brighton | Image: Getty Images, Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton

Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion: Score prediction

Brighton are in woeful form and we can expect the inconsistent Leeds to win this one. Alley Sport predicts the game will finish 3-1 in Leeds’ favour.

Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion: Live Stream

Indian football fans can watch this game on the Star Sports network or stream it live on Disney+ Hotstar from 2030 IST. Fans in the UK can watch this game on Sky Sports UK from 1600 BST. What is your Leeds predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion?

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