leeds look to maintain top spot in english championship

11:00    06 Oct 2018

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Leeds will be looking to maintain their spot at the top of the English Championship when they lock horns with sixth placed Brentford at Elland Road in the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 13h30 (CAT).

Leeds and Brentford meet in their 23rd second-tier meeting of all time. Expect goals here, as the last three meetings have produced an average of more than two goals per match.

Leeds (W6, D4, L1) are enjoying their best start to a season in the Championship era (2004-present). They come into this game top on the back of a 1-0 win over Yorkshire rivals Hull, marking their second win in four matches.

The hosts are also the second-highest scorers in the league, and at home they have conceded just three goals in five games. This season they have kept five clean sheets overall - the third-best in the Championship, and the club’s best in this period since 2005/2006, when they went on to lose the play-off final against Watford.

As for Brentford (W4, D5, L2), a 42nd minute equaliser against Birmingham saw them move up to fifth in the Championship. The visitors are the joint-third highest scoring side in the league, yet they struggle to score on the road.

In the Bees’ last five away matches they have only managed five goals, resulting in them being winless in all their league games on the road so far (D3, L2). Additionally, Leeds hold the slight H2H edge overall against Brentford (W13, D12, L11).

You can watch the match live on Fox Sports 1 from 13h25 (CAT) on Saturday.
 

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