Match Preview: Leeds United vs. Norwich City Championship – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

Leeds United and Norwich City are set to clash in a highly-anticipated Championship match on Wednesday evening. Both teams are aiming for promotion, with Leeds currently in fourth position and Norwich in eighth.

Match Preview:

Leeds United, despite a hard-fought victory over Preston North End, are determined to strengthen their position in the promotion race.

They were made to work for the win, which showcased their resilience but also exposed areas that need improvement.

On the other hand, Norwich City has been steadily improving under the guidance of manager Daniel Farke.

They have gone unbeaten in their last 14 Championship fixtures at Elland Road, which gives them confidence heading into this clash.

Leeds United’s recent form in the Championship has been mixed, with two losses and three wins in their last six matches.

However, they have shown resilience and determination, which has kept them within touching distance of the top three teams.

In all competitions, Leeds have secured four consecutive victories, indicating a growing momentum.

Norwich City, on the other hand, have been impressive in the Championship, losing just two of their last 12 matches.

They have recorded back-to-back wins against tough opponents like Southampton, Hull City, and West Bromwich Albion. This run of form has propelled them to within four points of fifth place.

Team News:

Leeds United may make changes due to the short turnaround between matches. Joel Piroe could earn a starting spot after his crucial penalty secured the victory against Preston.

Meanwhile, Patrick Bamford might be relegated to the bench, and Liam Cooper is likely to return to the defense following his recovery from a groin issue. Wilfried Gnonto is a doubt due to a hip injury.

Norwich City, having enjoyed a run of positive results, may stick with their winning formula. Manager David Wagner is unlikely to make many changes to the lineup that defeated West Brom.

Christian Fassnacht and Adam Idah provide alternatives in the attack but will probably start on the bench.

Possible Lineups:

Leeds United: (4-2-3-1)

Meslier;

Gray, Rodon, Cooper, Firpo;

Ampadu, Kamara;

James, Rutter, Summerville;

Piroe

Norwich City: (4-2-3-1)

Gunn;

Stacey, Duffy, Gibson, Giannoulis;

McLean, Sara;

Rowe, Barnes, Sainz;

Sargent

Prediction: Leeds United 2-1 Norwich City

Considering Norwich City’s recent improvement and Leeds’ unconvincing performance against Preston, this match has the potential to be a closely contested battle.

However, Leeds’ momentum from their previous win could give them an edge. Predictably, we expect Leeds United to secure another victory, but it won’t come easy.

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