In a bid to secure their seventh consecutive victory in the Championship, Leeds United, who are vying for a spot in the Premier League, will head to South Wales to face Swansea City on Tuesday night.
Swansea City secured a significant win against Hull City on Saturday, while Yorkshire’s Leeds dominated Rotherham United on the same day to continue their winning streak in the second tier.
After facing unsuccessful league matches against Birmingham City, Southampton, Leicester City, and Plymouth Argyle, Luke Williams finally clinched his first Championship victory as Swansea’s head coach by defeating Hull. This win lifted Swansea to 16th place in the standings, alleviating concerns of a relegation battle.
Swansea’s victory over Hull saw Liam Cullen scoring the only goal after a well-executed set-piece routine initiated by Josh Tymon. The Swans’ defensive efforts resulted in their first clean sheet on the road since October.
Following recent departures and arrivals in the January transfer window, Swansea has bolstered their squad, with Przemyslaw Placheta bringing additional strength to their left flank.
Leeds, on the other hand, have been in excellent form, securing six consecutive wins in the Championship since their title-winning campaign under Marcelo Bielsa. With players like Patrick Bamford and Crysencio Summerville delivering impressive performances, Leeds is a strong contender for a top-two spot.
Leeds’ recent success can be attributed to the emergence of midfielder Ilia Gruev, whose contributions alongside Glen Kamara have been vital in midfield. The team’s solid form has propelled them to third place in the standings.
Swansea faces an injury crisis at right-back, with options limited due to injuries. Leeds, meanwhile, has seen Ethan Ampadu stepping up in defense due to Pascal Struijk’s absence.
Both teams are expected to field strong lineups, with Liam Cullen leading Swansea’s attack and Leeds relying on the likes of Bamford and Summerville to maintain their winning streak.
Humphreys, Cabango, Wood, Tymon;
Grimes, Fulton, Pereira, Paterson, Placheta;
Gray, Rodon, Ampadu, Firpo;
Gruev, Kamara, Gnonto, Rutter, Summerville;
Prediction: Swansea City 1-2 Leeds United
We predict a competitive match with Leeds United emerging victorious with a scoreline of 2-1, extending their winning streak in the Championship to seven games.