Leeds v Newcastle: match preview

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Can Eddie Howe choreograph Newcastle’s second win of the season before their flight to Saudi Arabia for a warm-weather training camp on the Red Sea coast near Jeddah on Sunday? It will not be easy, particularly as Marcelo Bielsa knows victory would go a long way towards helping banish Leeds’ own, albeit latterly receding, relegation fears. A key subplot could involve a duel between Raphinha and Newcastle’s underrated left-back Paul Dummett, who impressed against Watford last Saturday on his return from a long-term injury. Louise Taylor

Saturday 3pm

Venue Elland Road

Last season Leeds 5 Newcastle 2

Referee Chris Kavanagh

This season G9 Y38 R2 4.44 cards/game

Odds H Evens A 3-1 D 5-2

LEEDS

Subs from Klaesson, Bate, Gelhardt, Roberts, Rodrigo, McKinstry, Jenkins, Moore, Kenneh, Gray

Doubtful Gelhardt (ankle)

Injured Shackleton (calf, Feb), Forshaw (thigh, Feb), Cresswell (shoulder, three weeks), Cooper (hamstring, Mar), Phillips (hamstring, Mar), Firpo (hamstring, unknown), Bamford (ankle/foot, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y54 R1

Form DLLLWW

Leading scorer Raphinha 8

NEWCASTLE

Subs from Darlow, Lewis, Manquillo, Clark, Gayle, Willock, Hendrick, Almirón, Murphy, Krafth, Ritchie

Doubtful Ritchie (knee), Clark (illness)

Injured Fernández (thigh, Feb), Hayden (knee, April), Wilson (Calf, Mar)

Suspended None

Discipline Y51 R2

Form WLLLDD

Leading scorer Wilson 6

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