Brighton HA vs Leeds United preview: a tough draw. Brighton HA have been Leeds’ bogey team for some seasons now. This season, they are predicted to reach as high as sixth in the premier league with Potter seen as one the league’s new style managers. However, with Maupay leaving and only Wellbeck up front they are do lack firing power up front.
After three matches Leeds have taken the league by surprise with their third place position. A high energy match against Chelsea FC has since become the theme in the league. Manchester United followed up their drubbing by Brentford FC with a high energy win against Liverpool. Now Klopp is talking about his team fighting back with more energy in their next match.
Whilst the pundits talk about the kilometres players put in per match as the new metric for success, the longer term determinant will be if a team is fit enough and psychologically prepared enough each match to maintain that high level of fitness throughout the whole season. Remember Bielsa – as Marsch mentioned in his Brighton press preview, when he arrived at Leeds United the team were shot and mentally exhausted.
The match against Barnsley in the Carabao cup was promising. Forshaw, Gelhardt and Drameh were given minutes in the first team and looked strong. Most promising was Sinisterra and his impressive goal – surely a contender for the Brighton match.
With Bamford looking like he may not even make the bench this is an opportunity for Gelhardt and Sinisterra to partner up Rodrigo. The silent whisperers, Harrison and Aaronson, will hopefully make the opportunities for Rodrigo continue his momentum of scoring in every match. Marsch’s new formation through the middle rather than Bielsa’s stretched team, may take Potter by surprise. The swarming around the opposition should also give Brighton a hard time.
My prediction: 2:2