Leeds United will welcome Barnsley at Elland Road this Wednesday night as both sides look to go all out in search of the win. The Whites managed to secure a brilliant 3-0 win over Chelsea last weekend. In contrast, the League One outfit suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of Wycombe which has drained their confidence ahead of this game.
Leeds United vs Barnsley: Talking Tactics
Jesse Marsch will probably opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and could instruct his men to dominate the game and create enough chances to win this cup game at home. Confidence is flowing through his squad at the moment, so the Leeds fans will expect a dominant performance from the home team in midweek.
Michael Duff could set his side up in a 3-4-1-2 formation and might ask his players to defend their penalty area well and keep the Leeds United attackers frustrated throughout the 90 minutes. Barnsley would rely on James Norwood and Devante Cole to cause a few problems for the Yorkshire club on the counter.
Liam Cooper and Patrick Bamford are major doubts for this game and might not be risked in midweek. Otherwise, Marsch has a healthy squad of players to choose from in this EFL Cup game.
Leeds United Predicted XI
Klaesson; Drameh, Koch, Hjelde, Struijk; Forshaw, Klich; Summerville, Greenwood, Sinisterra; Gelhardt
Callum Styles is facing an uncertain future at Barnsley and is expected to be left out of their squad. Otherwise, Duff could be inclined to name a strong team for this cup game on the road.
Barnsley Predicted XI
Collins; Andersen, McCarthy, Kitching; Williams, Wolfe, Hondermarck, Benson, Odour; Cole, Norwood
Both Robin Koch and Leo Hjelde have to defend their penalty box well if the Whites are to keep a clean sheet in midweek.
Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt will have to carry most of the goal-scoring workload for Leeds on the attacking end of the field.
It would be up to Mads Juel Andersen and Liam Kitching to marshal the Barnsley backline with conviction and contain the Leeds attackers this Wednesday night.
The visitors would rely on James Norwood and Devante Cole to do most of the damage up top.
Leeds United vs Barnsley: Streaming Links
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