Venue: Elland Road
TV: Not televised
Odds: Leeds win – 11/20; Draw – 16/5; Norwich win – 23/10
Key battle: The six-yard box
In Jesse Marsch’s first two games in charge Leeds wingers have played the ball into the six-yard box dangerously, without a single goal being scored. Raphinha should have scored against Leicester but too often no one has been on the end of the pass. Perhaps then, it’s the wrong pass, but if someone gambles, gets to the back post or darts towards goal then there’s a breakthrough to be had. Leeds need a presence there as attacks finish. They need goals and it seems a potentially fruitful source.
Canaries key man: Teemu Pukki
You would like to think Leeds can restrict Norwich to few chances but any slips or lapses in concentration could be punished by the Canaries’ top goalscorer. Pukki has two goals in two games and says he’s feeling confident again. Leeds have to be so much better defensively than they were against Villa.
YEP verdict: Leeds United 2 Norwich City 0
This is a game Leeds should and must win, but so too was Newcastle United at home in January and they not only lost that one but spiralled into an eight-game winless streak. There can be no excuses, Norwich are in equally dreadful form and Leeds boast a better squad. The first goal is absolutely key because if it goes the wrong way the atmosphere could work against an already fragile Leeds. I think it will and I think they will win. The scoreline won’t matter but I’ll go for 2-0.
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