Leeds United v Bristol City: Marcelo Bielsa will not underestimate out-of-form Robins

NOT TAKEN LIGHTLY: Bristol City manager Lee Johnson (second right) complains to the match officials after the Sky Bet Championship match at Ashton Gate against Sheffield Wednesday.
NOT TAKEN LIGHTLY: Bristol City manager Lee Johnson (second right) complains to the match officials after the Sky Bet Championship match at Ashton Gate against Sheffield Wednesday.
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LEEDS UNITED head coach Mareclo Bielsa is refusing to underestimate Saturday’s out-of-form Championship visitors Bristol City in a division with “no easy games” and packed with “surprise results.”

Lee Johnson’s Robins are one of the Championship’s most out of form sides with City having lost their last three games and with six of their last ten encounters ending in defeat.

Only two wins have been achieved in that period - through 1-0 margins at Brentford and at home to Hull City - with Leeds sitting ten places and eight points above tomorrow’s visitors who have picked up only four points from a last possible 15 away from home.

Bielsa, though, remains wary of the notorious unpredictable nature of English football’s second tier ahead of a clash in which Leeds have seven first-team players injured - though Bielsa has already stressed he will not use absences as an excuse.

“In the Championship it’s hard to imagine that you will have any easy game,” said Bielsa of Saturday’s visitors.

“Because the teams that are at the top of the table don’t have the same performance.

“The teams in the middle of the table are getting closer to the top table or the end of the table.

“And the teams at the bottom of the table always make surprising results.

“So you can’t imagine you will have any easy games.”