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Team news and predicted line-ups ahead of Leeds vs West Ham

Team news and predicted line-ups ahead of Leeds vs West Ham
Everything you need to know before the Premier League fixture

Leeds United will be seeking a first Premier League win of the season as they host West Ham at Elland Road.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are just one point clear of the relegation zone after five fixtures of the new campaign.

They advanced to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a dramatic win on penalties at Fulham in midweek.

West Ham must consider how to reshuffle their attack with Michail Antonio available again after suspension, after they too won on Wednesday night, beating Manchester United at Old Trafford for the first time in well over a decade.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, 25 September at Elland Road.

Where can I watch it?

The match will not be shown live on television in the United Kingdom but highlights will be shown on Match of the Day, which begins on BBC One at 10.30pm.

What is the team news?

Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford both missed Leeds’ win over Fulham with injuries picked up against Newcastle last Friday while Raphinha is also struggling with a hip issue.

Indeed, Marcelo Bielsa could be without as many as seven of his typical first-choice squad with Pascal Strujik still suspended, Jack Harrison a major doubt and defenders Robin Koch and Diego Llorente long term fixtures on the club’s treatment table.

David Moyes must decide who to leave out of his attack with Michail Antonio almost certain to come back into the Premier League side.

Pablo Fornals or summer signing Nikola Vlasic may be the likeliest to be left out, with West Ham also in Europa League action on Thursday. Kurt Zouma will keep his place after an outstanding first league start for his new club against Manchester United last weekend.

Predicted line-ups

Leeds – Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Firpo; Phillips; James, Rodrigo, Klich, Roberts; Bamford.

West Ham – Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.

Odds

Leeds 9/5

Draw 12/5

West Ham 11/8

Prediction

West Ham secured a 2-1 victory in Yorkshire last season and a similar result is a possibility with West Ham in excellent form and Leeds yet to record their first win of the league season. Marcelo Bielsa’s side will cause the visitors problems, though — this one may be a score draw. Leeds United 2-2 West Ham.