Rampant Leeds To Take Step Closer To Premier League



Two teams in desperate need of all three points face off on Tuesday night when Luton travel to Elland Road.


Leeds sit atop the Championship whilst Luton are in the fight to survive in the second tier with seven games to go.


When and where?

The match will be held at Leeds’s Elland Road, kicking off at 7:45pm on Tuesday 30 June


Previous meetings

Earlier on in the season, Leeds snatched a late victory at Kenilworth Road, where an injury-time own goal from Matty Pearson gifted them a 2-1 win


Team news

Kiko Casilla remains suspended for Leeds, so Meslier looks likely to continue between the sticks. Adam Forshaw also remains absent through injury. Pablo Hernandez and Barry Douglas are both in line for starts.


In the Luton camp, Eunan O’Kane will miss the rest of the season through injury, and Brendan Galloway is unlikely to be a part of the squad.


Last five matches

Leeds

(W) 3-0 vs Fulham

(L) 2-0 vs Cardiff

(W) 2-0 vs Huddersfield

(W) 0-4 vs Hull

(W) 0-1 vs Middlesbrough


Aside from a minor blip in their first match back from the break against Cardiff, Leeds are showing all the hallmarks of becoming champions, winning four in their last five whilst also keeping four clean sheets.


Luton

(W) 0-1 vs Swansea

(D) 1-1 vs Preston

(D) 0-0 vs Wigan

(D) 1-1 vs Stoke

(W) 2-1 vs Brentford


Luton’s late-season resurgence may have been even more rejuvenated by the good start to Nathan Jones’ second term at the helm of the Hatters, and game-by-game they’re looking more and more likely to survive, although that will be a tough ask.


Although I’ve just said that Luton are looking increasingly good to survive, Leeds just seems like a far better team, in both forms and from looking at the table. The quality in the Leeds team far eclipses the Hatters side and in the fight for the title, Leeds will be looking to avoid a banana skin and try to rack up the goal difference.



Match Preview written by Tom Cresswell.