White To Feature Again In Defensive Midfield? | 4-1-4-1 Leeds United Predicted Lineup Vs Hull City

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United scores a goal which is then disallowed for offside during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Bristol City at Elland Road on February 15, 2020 in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

After three back to back narrow wins, Leeds United will be on-road again when they travel to the KCOM Stadium to take on Hull City at the weekend. The Tigers meanwhile are winless in their last five league games and are struggling at the 17th spot on the Championship table.

United had managed a 2-0 win when the two teams met each other earlier this season. Fulham are currently five points behind Leeds United on the third spot, and the Yorkshire outfit would look to consolidate their position on the table.

Team News: Kalvin Phillips’ situation remains uncertain after he missed the midweek tie against Middlesbrough. He is likely to be doubtful again. Jean-Kevin Augustin is also a doubt with a hamstring injury which saw him miss the last encounter. Adam Forshaw continues to be a long term absentee this season.

4-1-4-1 Leeds United Predicted Lineup Vs Hull City

Formation (4-1-4-1)

Defence

Kiko Casilla has had a mixed season so far. The former Real Madrid man has made some glaring errors, but he has also contributed with some crucial saves from time to time. The Spaniard will start again in goal. Stuart Dallas has been a consistent performer this campaign, and he will be expected to start at left-back.

Stuart Dallas of Leeds United reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Millwall at Elland Road on January 28, 2020, in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Liam Cooper will once again captain the side and feature in central defence. Gaetano Berardi did a decent job in defence covering for Ben White in the previous tie. The Swiss defender is likely to start again if Phillips fails to recover. Luke Ayling continues to be a threat while going forward, and he should start at right-back.

Midfield

Ben White hasn’t looked the best in defensive midfield, but Bielsa is likely to trust him again to start if Phillips fails to recover for this clash. Jack Harrison is a nailed-on starter on the left-wing. Mateusz Klich scored the winner in the last game, and he has been a trusted deputy under Bielsa. He will start in the middle. Pablo Hernandez hasn’t been at his best, but he is expected to feature in the attacking midfield position. Helder Costa is also likely to keep his place on the right flank even though he has put in some underwhelming displays of late.

Attack

Patrick Bamford continues to struggle in front of goal, but he ends up contributing a lot in the final third. With January arrival Augustin a doubt for this one, Bamford would undoubtedly lead the line for the Whites.

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