Our prediction for this Premier League match:
All eyes will be on Elland Road when Leeds United and Brentford face each other in the Premier League round 15. The Whites recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in their last league match, with Raphinha scoring a late winner from the penalty spot. Marcelo Bielsa’s men have regained a much-needed confidence, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to escape the danger zone. Both Ayling and Bamford have recovered from their respective injuries, and the duo is pushing for a start.
The Bees, on the other hand, made a promising start to the season, but they have been having their ups and downs of late. Considering that the newcomers failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Leeds United, we are tempted to put our money on the Whites this time out. All Ajer, Zanka, Fosu, and Dasilva are sidelined with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Kalvin Phillips):
Kalvin Phillips started his youth career at Wortley Juniors, but he has been playing for Leeds United ever since he joined the Elland Road outfit at the age of 15. The 177-cm-tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Leeds, but he has yet to make his debut for the England national team.
Born in Leeds on December 2, 1995 Kalvin Phillips is a right-footed footballer whose main position is defensive midfield. However, he is used as a central midfielder as well. The English footballer scored his first ever goal for the Whites in a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City on April 11, 2015.
Kalvin Phillips made his debut for Leeds United against Wolverhampton on April 6, 2015. Nicknamed “Yorkshire Pirlo”, Phillips is known for his sharp passes and long ball distribution. He covers his defensive duties in style as well.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300.
The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition.
Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have their history of crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.