Written by Stephen Hopper
Friday nights Televised Championship game between these two sides will be interesting to say the least, Leeds United have won 4 of their last 6 games. Brighton are unbeaten in there last 6 games, only managing to play a 0-0 draw with Cardiff City, but Brighton are a very dangerous side especially at home against a Leeds side who are improving every week under the stewardship of Ex Swansea City boss Gary Monk.
A little about the visitors for Friday’s game, Monk is assembling a team who are starting to show their potential in terms of being very difficult to beat. This was evident in the result against relegated Aston Villa who they beat 2-0 last weekend. Leeds currently sit in 4th position in the table. So this is very much a top of the table clash between two very decent sides, and in Leeds youngster Kemar Roofe they have a very promising young talent on their hands who can score goals and also create a lot for the team.
Brighton have some very technically gifted footballers throughout the squad, the experience of veterans Steve Sidwell and Glenn Murray, Brighton have a mixture of youth and experience in the team and have a very special player in Anthony Knockaert. Like Leeds youngster Kemar Roofe can score and create goals and opportunities. This has all the makings of a very exciting game to watch and Brighton at home are bookies favourites to take all 3 points.
For me Lewis Dunk will have a big part to play in helping keep Leeds at bay. In Dunk the Seagulls have a centre half who likes to play out from the back and looks comfortable doing so. Premier League clubs coveted the sought after Defender in the Summer but the defender signed a contract extension early on in the season. The 25 year old has also made 18 appearances so far this season and in my personal opinion is a player to watch. Brighton are however without Defender Bong due to the players sending off against Cardiff City last weekend.
Can Leeds upset the odds and come away with all 3 points against a strong Brighton side?
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