Indeed, the Whites have defied expectations to soar to the top of the table under Marcelo Bielsa in what is turning out to be a hotly contested race for automatic promotion.
The Yorkshire club will be looking to build on their midweek result when they take on Brentford at Elland Road this weekend. It’s vital that the Whites can continue to ensure consistency by securing all three points against tough opposition, with three points going a long way towards building even more confidence.
Of course, picking up maximum points and creating a lead at the top of the table would be the ideal situation.
With that in mind, here is the perfect weekend for the Whites…
MIDDLESBROUGH SLIP UP
Middlesbrough and Sheffield United are Leeds United’s closest title challengers in the current campaign, but it’s Boro that pose more of a threat to Marcelo Bielsa’s push for promotion.
But, the Whites could really be in for the perfect weekend if Tony Pulis’ side fail to secure all three points against a tough Nottingham Forest side, as it provides Leeds with the opportunity to create a lead at the top.
SAMUEL SAIZ GOES UP A GEAR
Samuel Saiz was one of the standout performers for Leeds United in the last campaign, scoring nine goals and assisting eight for his teammates. However, he hasn’t been able to replicate that kind of form this season with only one goal and two assists to show for his efforts.
Therefore, Leeds United will be hoping that the Spaniard can find his feet and start firing this weekend as it would fill him with a huge amount of confidence, and would benefit their bid for promotion massively.