Leeds United will lock horns with Aston Villa as they travel to Villa Park on Friday night hoping to grab their first win since the start of November. The Whites come into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Cardiff City in their last outing for the third round of the FA Cup, so they will be hoping to produce a better result considering the Villans lost to a League Two side.
Jesse Marsch could return to the 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a host of changes to the starting XI for this game. Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Robin Koch, Marc Roca, Tyler Adams and Rodrigo will be among those to return to the starting side for the Premier League encounter.
4-2-3-1 Leeds United Predicted XI Vs Aston Villa
Illan Meslier will feature in goal for the West Yorkshire club hoping to secure a clean sheet in this away encounter. Liam Cooper will form the customary centre-half partnership with Robin Koch at the heart of Marsch’s defence as they try to keep the opposition at bay during the game.
Luke Ayling will act as the right-back while Pascal Struijk operates on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them would be eager to get forward to stretch the opposition in the final third.
Marc Roca 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 opponent’s half.
Wilfried Gnonto will act as the advanced attacking midfielder tasked with creating enough chances in the final third and setting up his teammates in front of the goal.
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 their services.
Crysencio Summerville will operate as a left-sided wide player while Brandon Aaronson hopes to catch the eye from the right flank. Both of them need to be at the top of their game if Leeds are to grab a win away from home this weekend.
Rodrigo Moreno will act as the focal point of the Yorkshire club’s attack. The Spaniard has to find ways to pose a threat in front of Aston Villa’s goal.
Joe Gelhardt and Jack Harrison will be available for selection on the bench as they wait for their opportunity to catch the eye as impact substitutes if required.