Leeds United will lock horns with Newcastle United at St. James’ Park this Saturday as they try to grind out a result on their travels in the Premier League. The Whites suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss at the hands of Manchester City recently which could drain their confidence ahead of this game.
Jesse Marsch will opt for a 4-3-3 formation and could name a strong first XI for this game. Tyler Adams will be available once again after serving out a one-match suspension versus Man City. He is expected to play from the start while Sam Greenwood drops to the bench.
4-3-3 Leeds United Predicted Lineup To Face Newcastle United
Illan Meslier will feature in goal for the West Yorkshire club after shipping in three goals in his last Premier League appearance. Diego Llorente will probably get the nod to function alongside Robin Koch at the centre of Marsch’s defence as they try to keep the Magpies at bay during the game.
Rasmus Kristensen will function as the right-back while Pascal Struijk operates on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them would be eager to impress after struggling to give a good account of themselves versus Man City.
Liam Cooper will have to be content with a place on the bench as he offers cover for the centre-back positions.
Marc Roca, Adam Forshaw and Tyler Adams will anchor the midfield for Leeds United as they focus on making life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park. They will also have to find a way to create some decent plays for their teammates in the Newcastle half.
Mateusz Klich will be named on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the second half if Marsch opts to call upon his services.
Wilfried Gnonto will operate as a left-sided wide player while Brenden Aaronson hopes to catch the eye on the right flank. Both of them need to be at the top of their game if Leeds are to score at St. James’ Park this weekend.
Rodrigo will get a chance to shine as the focal point of the Yorkshire club’s attack. The Spaniard has to find ways to pose a threat in front of the Newcastle goal.
Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt will be available for selection on the bench as they wait for their opportunity to catch the eye as the impact substitutes if required.