When is Leeds United vs Sunderland? Key battles, team news, match odds and more

Samuel Saiz in action against Sunderland earlier this season.Samuel Saiz in action against Sunderland earlier this season.
Samuel Saiz in action against Sunderland earlier this season.
Everything you need to know as Leeds United welcome Sunderland to Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Key Battle - Caleb Ekuban v John O’Shea

Paul Heckingbottom seems to like Ekuban and the United boss has stuck with the striker despite a string of missed chances in the past month. Sunderland’s defence is unbelievably brittle - 71 concessions and counting in the Championship with six games to go - and they are particularly vulnerable to set-pieces and crosses into their box. Ekuban needs another goal and Sunderland might be the right team at the right time.

Key Man - Aiden McGeady

No-one at Sunderland will be taking anything from this season, and it is remarkable to think that a player like McGeady is headed for League One, but there are far worse numbers than his in the squad at the Stadium of Light. Four goals and seven assists is a pretty reasonable return and while credit is in short supply, the finger of blame for Sunderland’s demise should probably be pointed elsewhere.

Last time at Elland Road:

Wednesday, September 16, 2006

Leeds United 0 Sunderland 3

Goals: Sunderland - Miller 29, Kavanagh 45, Elliott 48.

Phil Hay’s Verdict:

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Quite simply, a game Leeds have to win. Twenty one teams have beaten Sunderland already and there is no way out of the trouble Chris Coleman’s side are in. Forget the notion of Sunderland having experienced players, or the fact that they trounced Derby County last week. Having won two games in 2018, United will be in meltdown territory if they fail to do the business against a doomed club in front of their own crowd.

What time is kick-off?

The match takes place on April 7 at 3pm.

How can I watch the game?

Unfortunately the game hasn't been selected for TV coverage but you can stay up to date throughout the afternoon with our dedicated LIVE blog on the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Where is the game?

The game will be played at Leeds United's home ground of Elland Road.

Postcode:LS11 0ES

Team news...

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Match Odds:

Home win - 21/20

Draw - 12/5

Away win - 16/5