Leeds welcome a confident Wolves outfit to Elland Road in the Premier League this weekend as they go in search of only their second victory of the league campaign.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men are currently hovering too close to the relegation zone for their liking, as they face a Wolves side who have won their last three games on the spin.
Leeds failed to register a shot on target in their defeat to Southampton last weekend, but they will take confidence from their most recent home Premier League victory over Watford earlier this month.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
When is kick off? Saturday 23 October, 15:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Elland Road
TV channel/live stream? Final Score (BBC – UK), Soccer Saturday (Sky Sports – UK), fuboTV (US).
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube Channel (5.15pm – UK), Match of the Day (BBC – UK)
Referee? Robert Jones
VAR? Neil Davies
Bielsa will be without summer signing Junior Firpo as he misses out through injury, while Luke Ayling still a couple of weeks away from returning from his knee problem.
Raphinha will return for Leeds after he missed last weekend’s defeat to Southampton due to his involvement with Brazil on international duty. However, Bielsa confirmed that Saturday will come too soon for Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford.
Bruno Lage will welcome Francisco Trincao back into the fold after the Portuguese contracted COVID-19 while on international duty.
Wolves will continue to be without the services of summer arrival Yerson Mosquera after he sustained a hamstring injury last month, while long-term absentees Pedro Neto and Jonny will also be missing.
Leeds (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Shackleton, Llorente, Cooper, Dallas; Struijk; Raphina, Klich, Roberts, James; Rodrigo.
Wolves (3-4-3): Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Marcal; Hee-chan, Jimenez, Traore.
Leeds have a rather woeful recent record against Wolves, losing their last five against the Molineux outfit while scoring only once.
Bielsa’s side lost both of their meetings with Wolves last term, with the meeting at Molineux in February being decided by an Illan Meslier own goal after Adama Traore’s strike cracked the crossbar.
Leeds were meek in defeat at St. Mary’s last weekend, raising the question as to whether this team has suffered a significant drop-off from the promise showed last season.
The return of Raphinha will be a huge boost for Bielsa, but he will square off against a settled Wolves side who have shook off their early season profligacy to find the back of the net regularly in recent games.
Backed by the Elland Road crowd, expect a high-scoring contest.
Prediction: Leeds 2-2 Wolves