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Leeds v Brighton: match preview

The wheels have come off in such horrific fashion for Leeds that they now are odds-on favourites to be relegated. It is not that they ever looked nailed on to survive but the manner of their past two ill-tempered, dismal defeats is potentially sounding their top-flight death knell. The squad is shattering with injuries and suspensions at a crucial time while Patrick Bamford remains a doubt to appear. One wonders how they might have fared with his goals and creativity splashed throughout the campaign. A win against in-form Brighton would be incredible for Jesse Marsch but a point would still lift them out of the bottom three if Burnley have lost at Tottenham earlier on Sunday. Burnley still will have a game in hand but it is time for pure pragmatism. Leeds’ dreadful goal difference makes that clear as day. Graham Searles

Sunday 2pm

Venue Elland Road

Last season Leeds 0 Brighton 1

Referee Mike Dean

This season G24 Y77 R2 3.29 cards/game

Odds H 7-4 A 11-4 D 13-5

LEEDS

Subs from Klaesson, Hjelde, Bate, Cresswell, Greenwood, Shackleton, Bamford, Gray, Llorente

Doubtful Bamford (foot), Harrison (knock)

Injured Roberts (hamstring, Jun), Forshaw (knee, unknown), Summerville (ankle, unknown), Dallas (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended Ayling (second of three), James (first of three)

Discipline Y97 R3

Form DWDLLL

Leading scorer Raphinha 10

BRIGHTON

Subs from Steele, McGill, Alzate, Ferguson, Offiah, Duffy, Lallana, Maupay, Lamptey, Duffy, Webster, Sarmiento

Doubtful Sarmiento (hamstring)

Injured Moder (knee, unknown), Mwepu (groin, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y66 R2

Form WWLDWW

Leading scorer Maupay 8

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