Leeds v Aston Villa: match preview

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Leeds will be without the injured Kalvin Phillips and Aston Villa lacking the similarly indisposed Jack Grealish. Only time will tell which talisman will prove the bigger miss but Villa may need to be mindful of their hosts penchant for so called tactical fouling. After Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Southampton 3-0 in midweek – a result which lifted Leeds to 10th – Ralph Hasenhüttl said Bielsa’s players were far more streetwise than his team. “They’re very clever,” Hasenhüttl said. “They always stopped our counter-attacks with a simple foul in midfield. It stopped everything. They do it very smart.” Louise Taylor

Saturday 5.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Elland Road

Last season n/a

Referee Peter Bankes

This season G10 Y33 R2 3.5 cards/season

Odds H 13-10 A 23-10 D 11-4


Subs from Casilla, Costa, Hernández, Roberts, Shackleton, Davis, Jenkins, Cresswell, Huggins, Geldhardt

Doubtful Klich (back)

Injured Berardi (knee, Mar), Koch (knee, May), Poveda (ankle, unknown), Rodrigo (groin, unknown), Forshaw (hip, unknown), Phillips (calf, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y36 R0


Leading scorer Bamford 13


Subs from Steer, Taylor, Nakamba, Jota, Davis, Ramsey, Chrisene, Heaton, Sanson, Trezeguet, Engels

Doubtful None

Injured Cash (hamstring, Mar), Hause (foot, Mar), Wesley (match fitness, unknown), Grealish (shin, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y40 R2


Leading scorer Watkins 10