As Leeds United look to climb the table following a series of promising results, they will host Watford, who are 14th in the table at the moment.
- In the last 15 games, Watford hasn't won away
- Leeds United have won last two games against Watford
- Leeds United have lost only one game in the Championship so far
Leeds United team has shown some good signs of improvement in recent games. They are still in 9th place in the league but are gradually adapting to Daniel Farke's system. Watford, on the other hand, is sinking down further with only one win in the last seven matches.
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With two wins, four draws and a loss in seven games, Leeds United have made a conservative start to their season. Having implemented Daniel Farke's new philosophy in the squad, players are slowly adapting to it. However, with fierce competition in the Championship this season, they still need to improve a great deal.
Since this will be Leeds United's second match this week, Farke is likely to make some changes in the squad. Leeds United dominated the game against Hull City, but could not break through the Hull defence.
A disappointing season last season saw Watford finish 11th. This season, they have fallen even further. With 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, they are currently 14th in the table. The team won the first four games of the season 4-0, but have only managed to win one of the next six.
Watford showed some intent in the summer signing Jamal Lewis, Mileta Rajovic, Thomas Ince and many more, but so far, things haven't gone well for the team. The attack is good, but the defense needs to be sorted out.
As clubs of the same status, Leeds United and Watford have fought out thrilling encounters in recent seasons. Watford has won six of the 13 meetings, while Leeds won just four of them.
Injuries have plagued Leeds United since the beginning of the season, and they still have four injuries in the camp. Spence, Firpo, Bamford, and Dallas are expected to be out.
There is only one injury in the camp, and that is Sema, who will be out until October with a muscle injury.
Since joining Leeds United from Swansea City this summer, Joel Piroe has been magnificent with 3 goals. Joel is an experienced Championship campaigner with 41 goals in the last two seasons. He is key to Leeds United’s promotion ambitions this season.
In the summer, Mileta Rajovic joined Watford from Kalmar FF with high expectations, but he has repaid the faith so far. As a Watford player, Rajovic is vital to the team's chances and, especially against Leeds United, his role will decide which team will win. He has scored 3 goals in 4 appearances.
Both Leeds United and Watford are on the same boat, searching for direction to go upward. While Leeds United are in better form than Watford and hope to keep on running, Watford may be struggling with form, but if they find space, their attackers can hurt Leeds.