Leeds look to maintain 100% start at Walsall TSS August 17, 2009 Leeds United 11 Comments Those travelling from Leeds tomorrow night will have a 107 mile journey down the M1 to the 11,300 capacity Banks Stadium in Walsall. Walsall were founded in 1888, as one of the founding members of Division Two and have spent their entire existence in the lower leagues of English football, never once playing in the top flight. Currently managed by former Chelsea defender, Chris Hutchings, Walsall have made a good start to their League One campaign, beating Brighton 1-0 away on opening day, and drawing 2-2 with Southend United at the weekend. After winning the League Two title in 2006/07, Walsall have finished their two League One campaigns so far in mid-table (13th last season). Head-to-head, Walsall have beaten Leeds just once in the fourteen competitive matches between the sides, which came in this same fixture last season which we lost 1-0. In the reverse fixture at Elland Road last season, Leeds beat Walsall 3-0 with two goals coming from Fabian Delph. Walsall fanzine, upthesaddlers.com is expecting a tough game tomorrow night and offers the following prediction “I’m one of those who think we played well on Saturday prior to the sending off, in that Southend didn’t present any real threat. However, with a weakened midfield, I think we’ll do very well to preserve our undefeated home record against Leeds since their last relegation.” Personally, I’m not sure what to expect from the match. It all depends on which Leeds United turns up. The one that played Wycombe in the second half will beat Walsall with ease, however the one that faced Wycombe in the first half would struggle to beat my local pub team. One of the major issues is left-back. I don’t rate Hughes in that position and would hope it’s not him that starts. He’s a benchwarmer at best in my opinion, and I’d sooner see Aidy White given a chance to impress. When Leeds’ passing game came into play at Wycombe we looked like the Champions we’re being touted as. With that in mind, and despite my reservations I think we can grind out a result here and maintain our 100% record so far.