Heckingbottom to make 3 changes – Predicted 4-2-3-1 Leeds line-up to face Preston North End

Predicted Leeds United Line-up To Face Preston North End In The EFL Championship

Leeds United travel to Deepdale on Tuesday to face Preston North End in a desperate bid for a win after being held to a 1-1 draw against Championship strugglers Sunderland. Paul Heckingbottom’s men have been through more downs than ups in 2018 and it is important for them to secure 3 points against Preston to ensure they finish the season well.

The home side come into this game on the back of 3 consecutive losses, meaning it will be a good chance for Leeds to fight for a win.

Probable Leeds United XI

Manager: Paul Heckingbottom

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (GK)

Peacock-Farrell continues to go from strength-to-strength for Leeds and he is expected to retain his spot between the sticks.

Tyler Denton (RB)

Due to Berardi’s unnecessary red card, Denton could receive a start at right-back.

Pontus Jansson (CB)

Jansson is currently the most reliable Leeds defender and he is a sure starter for the game against Preston.

 

Paudie O’Connor (CB)

O’Connor made a promising debut against Sunderland and that should be enough for the youngster to continue in this role ahead of Pennington.

Vurnon Anita (LB)

After a disastrous display by Stuart Dallas against Sunderland, Anita is likely to find himself back in the starting line-up, at left-back.

Ronaldo Vieira (CM)

Vieira did well against Sunderland and he is a hard-working player as well. Someone like him can work wonders in the middle of the park, meaning he is expected to start this week.

Kalvin Phillips (CM)

With the club still sweating over O’Kane’s fitness, Phillips is likely to be deployed in the heart of the midfield alongside Vieira.

Ezgjan Alioski (LW)

It has been a while since we have seen a solid display from him but Alioski should retain his spot on the left-wing for the game against Preston.

Samuel Saiz (CAM)

Saiz is likely to be deployed in his usual role. Should serve as the creator-in-chief.

Pablo Hernandez (RW)

Scored against Sunderland and is highly likely to start on the right-wing against Preston this week.

Caleb Ekuban (ST)

Ekuban may lack finishing skills but he at least tries to get into scoring positions which is a far cry from what Lasogga did against Sunderland.

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