Leeds United look to continue applying the pressure on Norwich City in the Sky Bet Championship and every fan reading this will know it’s getting to the point that even the most cynical White can’t dream of a Premier League return. Yes, the sleeping Yorkshire giants have had false dawns before, but life is good right now for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
However, as the season hots up there could be two vital games that could alone ruin the club’s hopes of being Championship title winners. Indeed, even winning promotion altogether.
As impressive as Leeds have been at times this season, the Whites have shown that they have it in them to produce poor performances out of nowhere. That just seems to be the way under their enigmatic Argentine coach. Sometimes, his demanding brand of football just doesn’t work.
With that in mind, here’s a look at two big games that could still ruin the club’s season.
Sheffield United (Home, 16th March)
As shown earlier in the season against title chasers Norwich, Leeds are susceptible to struggling against teams that are around them in the table. With that in mind and, given Sheffield United’s incredible run of form lately, they are showing that they could provide their Yorkshire rivals something to think about.
They may already have one over on the Blades this season but Leeds will also have to watch for out for danger of United’s talisman Billy Sharp, who will without a doubt provide nerves within the defence against his former club.
Promises to be a cracker.
Brentford (Away, 22nd April)
Brentford have already proven to be a thorn in Leeds’ side this season, after having dropped 2 points in a 1-1 draw at Elland Road, With that in mind, the Bees will have the confidence that they can rain on Bielsa’s parade once again. On their day, the West London side can beat anyone, especially at Griffin Park.
Similar to Sheffield United’s strengths, Brentford have an attacking force they may just be too much for the Leeds defence to handle, with an attack of Neal Maupay, Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma, there is no surprise that the home fans on the day will be rocking and hoping to take all three points.