EFL Championship | Leeds United VS Norwich City; Friday, 17 May at 03:00 GMT +8

Leeds United and Leicester were considered favorites for Premier League placement, with the first part of the season indicating a return to the elite rank. However, the Championship is unpredictable and exciting, and after losing the second position, Leeds had to play through an unpredictable play-off to seek PL placement.

The first match between two clubs at Carrow Road in Norwich ended goalless, with both teams cautiously approaching the match. The spectators witnessed a boring duel with only two notable situations in the first half hour: Joshua Sargent’s 15th-minute chance for the home team and Junior Firpo’s 30th-minute goal disallowed due to offside.

Leeds’ form has dropped significantly at the end of the season, despite appearing stable and safe passengers for the PL. Ipswich capitalized on their weak form and climbed the elite ranks after over 20 years. Leeds are still the top contenders to win through the Playoffs, but they must prove their worth on the field. Their home performances were significantly better than away games, and only Ipswich has won more points at home. The rematch will likely feature a more aggressive squad led by Daniel Farke, with several solid options in attack. Leeds is a better team than the Canaries, and they are expected to show it on the field.

Leeds United’s Gaffer Daniel Farke is facing a fitness concern with Pascal Struijk, who will miss out due to a Groin injury.

Norwich City manager David Wagner faces reduced team options with Grant Hanley, Dimitrios Giannoulis, and Jonathan Rowe missing due to injuries.

Predicted lineups:

Leeds United

Goalkeeper: Illan Meslier
Defenders: Junior Firpo, Ethan Ampadu, Joe Rodon, Sam Byram
Midfielders:Glen Kamara, C. Summerville, Archie Gray, Wilfried Gnonto, Ilia Gruev
Forwards: Georginio Rutter

Norwich City

Goalkeeper: Angus Gunn
Defenders: Jack Stacey, Ben Gibson, Shane Duffy, Dimitrios Giannoulis
Midfielders: Borja Saiz, Gabriel Sara, Kenny McLean, Marcelino Nunez, Jonathan Rowe
Forwards: Joshua Sargent

  • Leeds United – 4 wins
  • Norwich City – 1 win
  • Draws – 1

Over all competition record

EFL Championship Standings

Leeds United is expected to create numerous chances to score against Norwich City, potentially securing a comfortable 2-0 win margin.

Winning probability:

Leeds United – 46%

Draw – 23%

Norwich City – 31%

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