Hull vs Leeds predictions: Whites can claim points and bragging rights
After a sluggish start to life back in the Championship, Leeds appear to be starting to find their rhythm as they prepare for a trip to Hull City on Wednesday.
New Leeds boss Daniel Farke welcomed the recent international break as a chance to work with the majority of his squad after a turbulent summer of outgoings and incomings.
A 3-0 win in the hostile surroundings of The Den against Millwall on Sunday was an impressive win for the Whites, who next make the short trip to Hull to face a Tigers side that have enjoyed a positive start to the season.
Hull have suffered just one defeat in their first six games of the season, with 11 points to their name so far.
However, head coach Liam Rosenior and his side could be on course for their second league defeat of the campaign, against a Leeds outfit that appears to be growing in confidence at both ends of the field.
Hull have three first-team players missing for the visit of Leeds, with Greg Docherty, Dogukan Sinik and Ozan Tufan all sidelined.
Rosenior might be tempted to field the same side that snatched a late 1-1 draw last time out on home soil against Coventry City.
As for Leeds, Farke has no fresh injury concerns after the win over Millwall at the weekend but does still have players unavailable.
Summer loan signing Djed Spence is set for eight weeks out after a knee ligament injury suffered in training.
The game will come too soon for veterans Patrick Bamford and Stuart Dallas, however, skipper Liam Cooper is believed to be nearing a return following an injury he sustained in the first game of the season against Cardiff.
Hull City have lost just once in the Championship this season, with three wins and two draws in their first six games of the campaign.
Leeds’ 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City is their only loss of the league campaign so far, with the Whites now unbeaten in their last four Championship outings.
Hull and Leeds have met each other on 53 previous occasions since their first clash back in October 1920.
Leeds have won 25 of their meetings with Hull, who themselves have been on the winning side 15 times with 13 draws.
The Whites have won on their last two visits to MKM Stadium without conceding and have not lost at the ground in their last four trips.
With their attacking options starting to gel together, Leeds are a side growing in confidence after a couple of difficult seasons in the Premier League.
Georginio, Wilfried Gnonto, Crysensio Summerville and Joel Piroe form a frightening front four that should have plenty of opportunities against the Tigers on Wednesday.
Leeds’ defence has been an issue over a number of years but back-to-back clean sheets against Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall has seen confidence grow in that department under Farke.
The arrivals of Sam Byram and Joe Rodon in the backline have certainly added a bit more quality and they might be able to keep the Tigers at bay in this one.
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