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I will go for a 2 nil draw to the Mighty Whites, work that one out chaps. 0-0 after 45, 0-2 full time.We can't lose with that one. Every finger crossed for the bounce of the ball and our fair share of good luck!! Time we became somebodies boggy team. MOT.
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This match isn’t a banker for Leeds. Burnley has some fit young players that could cause us problems. Kieran Trippier, RB, on loan from Man City, is on fire, as is Marvin Bartley. Ross Wallace will torture our RB, Paul Connolly, and we can’t ignore the goal scoring threat Charlie Austin poses.
Simon Grayson has difficult team selection choices to make, especially in his central defence pairing – should he revert to O’Dea and Lees or stick with Kisnorbo and O’Brien?
Simon usually sticks with the same team that did well in the last game. As Kissa and AOB were outstanding against Leicester, he is likely to choose them and pit experience against youth and pace. IMO, this will put undue pressure on Connolly but if Snoddy tracks back, and we force the Clarets to defend deep, Wallace will be neutralised and our defence should be as tight as it was against the Foxes. Of course, this depends on the ability of our midfield to grab the initiative - QED
Bryan pointed out that our goal-scoring machine has become rusty or words to that effect. With Burnley’s relatively poor defence (its record is about equal to ours) an early goal against will put the Clarets on the back foot, inviting Leeds to kill the game off with a second or third.
Whether we can score with our present attack unchanged is increasingly doubtful. Becchio and Nunez both scored against Chelsea last week. Maybe it is time for Simon to use a bit more of our firepower.
Prediction, if we score first 0-2; if Burnley score first 2-2.