Marcello Bielsa’s men travel to Berkshire on Wednesday night on the back of a six game unbeaten run. Leeds have been superb so far this season and are showing exactly why the bookies made them league favourites at the start of the campaign. They are currently second in the table and will have hopes of remaining in the automatic promotion places until matchday 46 is over.
Reading have not been in bad form themselves despite only being four points clear of the relegation places. Before their loss to Brentford on Saturday they had been unbeaten in four games.
Reading have typically struggled against the stronger teams in the league with defeats already to top half teams Brentford, Bristol City and Fulham. Leeds are arguably the toughest team to play against in this division so Reading could well be in for a tough game here.
Andy Yiadom will be suspended after accumulating five yellow cards. Sam Baldock is a doubt for this one after going off injured on Saturday. Jordan Obita is still injured.
In his pre-match press conference, Bielsa said: “it will be the same group of players, there is nothing new.”
Leeds have had under 2.5 goals in 70% of their league games this season. Bielsa prides himself on his teams being hard-working and able to keep a match tight. Leeds’ league games have averaged under two goals this season with an obvious trend appearing.
Patrick Bamford has netted in his last two league games against Luton Town and Blackburn Rovers respectively. Bamford’s Leeds career has been somewhat hit and miss so far. He has shown previously though that when he gets a good bit of form behind him then he can be one of the most lethal strikers at Championship level. Now the ex-Chelsea man has a bit of confidence, I fancy him to go on a scoring run.