Leeds United vs Birmingham City: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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Marcelo Bielsa's side welcome the Midlands side to Elland Road on Saturday afternoon

Leeds United will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten league run when they take on Birmingham City at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon. 

The home side now have a one-point lead in the Championship following their 3-0 win over Preston on Tuesday and will want to continue with their successful streak under manager Marcelo Bielsa. 

The Blues haven't gotten off to the same start, winning just six points and failing to register a win this season – and will be desperate to earn three points to push them away from the relegation zone.

Game Leeds United vs Birmingham City
Date Saturday, September 22
Time 3pm BST / 10am ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US) and the United Kingdom the game will not be available to watch live on television or be streamed online.

Fans in the UK can listen to audio coverage on LUTV of BluesTV.

UK TV channel Audio
N/A LUTV / BluesTV
 

Squads & Team News


Position Leeds squad
Goalkeepers Peacock-Farrell, Blackman, Huffer
Defenders Ayling, Douglas, Cooper, Jansson, Pearce, Shaughnessy, Diaz, Struijk
Midfielders Forshaw, Alioski, Saiz, Dallas, Harrison, Phillips, Baker, Nicell, Klich, Stevens
Forwards Roberts, Edmondson, Dalby, Clarke

Bielsa squad remains depleted with Patrick Bamford, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe, Gaetano Berardi and Jamie Shackleton all still absent.

Leeds starting XI: Peacock-Farrell; Ayling, Cooper, Jansson, Douglas; Phillips; Harrison, Saiz, Klich, Alioski; Roberts.

Position Birmingham squad
Goalkeepers Camp, Trueman, Weaver, Kuszczak
Defenders Pedersen, Roberts, Colin, Dean, Scarr, Dacres-Cogley, Morrison, Harding 
Midfielders Kieftenbeld, Mahoney, C.Gardner, Maghoma, G.Gardner, Soloman-Otabor, Jota, Davis, Lakin, Bailey
Forwards Adams, Jutkiewicz, Vassell, Bogle, Lubala

Midfield duo Maikel Kieftenbeld and Craig Gardner are both due to return after picking up injuries to face Leeds. 

Birmingham starting XI: Camp; Colin, Pedersen, Morrison, Dean; Maghoma, Gardner, Kieftenbeld, Jota; Adams, Jutkiewicz.


Betting & Match Odds


Leeds are strong favourites to win, with bet365 pricing them at 4/5 to secure all three points. Birmingham’s chances of winning are rated at 4/1 and a draw is priced at 11/4.

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Match Preview


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Bielsa's side have held on to their top of the table position following their 3-0 win over Preston on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, Birmingham's last game on Wednesday finished in a goalless draw against Sheffield United, marking four consecutive ties in a row. 

Despite Leeds being favourites, Bielsa believes Birmingham won't be an easy side to play against. 

“Garry Monk was the head coach of Leeds when they finished seventh in the Championship and has been the head coach of several teams, so he is an experienced head coach,” Bielsa said ahead of Saturday's game. 

“Birmingham are a team that concedes very few goals, so that in itself is a difficulty. The few goals that Birmingham have conceded, doesn’t correspond with their league ranking. So the fact that they don’t concede many goals, is an important difficulty for us.”

Birmingham City manager, Garry Monk will be making his return to Elland Road, only the second time since resigning as manager at the club. 

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“I have not been surprised at all, as I have always said, I have got fantastic memories there,” Monk said OF his time at Leeds. 

“I am really proud of and enjoyed the work that we were doing there.

The last time these two met was in December 2017, resulting in a 1-0 win to Birmingham at St Andrews. 

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