Leeds United head to the KC Stadium tonight as rank outsiders, to take on a Hull City side who under the guidance of Nick Barmby, have the best defensive record in the Championship and are considered to be strong play-off contenders by Neil Warnock. .

Hull City will have to overcome one of the Championship’s best attacking records if they’re to keep up the play-off chase. Leeds United are a side that have no trouble finding the back of the net, having scored 20 times more this season than Hull City.

This does however overshadow the fact that The Whites haven’t scored in their two games thus far under Neil Warnock. Leeds’ new manager yesterday joked about how he was “changing things round” with regards to Leeds United scoring almost at will.

Team News

Leeds United have several injury problems ahead of tonight’s fixture, with Aidy White and Leigh Bromby both doubtful and Alex Bruce out with a hamstring injury. Leeds will also be without Mika Varnynen and long-term absentee Davide Somma, who Neil Warnock admitted is unlikely to feature at all this season.

The Whites will be able to call upon the services of Bolton Wanderers left back Paul Robinson who has been brought in on a 30 day emergency loan deal and will be available for selection tonight.

Hull City meanwhile have almost a full squad to choose from, with only Robbie Brady out injured.

Past Meetings

Leeds United haven’t lost to Hull City in their last 5 meetings, winning 3 and drawing 2. The all time record between the two sides is 20 wins to Leeds, 12 to Hull City and 9 draws.

Form (Last Six) 

Hull City are undefeated in their last six Championship matches, winning 2 and drawing 4. They currently rank 7th in the Championship form table.

Leeds United meanwhile have lost 3 of their last six, winning 2 and drawing 1, leaving them 12th in the Championship form table.

Trivia

The BBC points out that Hull are the only club in the top nine that 10th placed Leeds have beaten this season. They have lost eight of the 12 matches against clubs above them in the table.

Nick Barmby has called on the expected capacity crowd at the KC Stadium tonight to out-sing the travelling Leeds United fans. Travelling Whites fans should be on-guard against a potential Tiger mauling (as seen below).

  • Gryff

    I can’t help but feel ‘ull are mocking disabled people with those actions…

  • Lambrettaman

    The only player unavailable for selection by Nick Barmby is Robbie Brady who has been out for a while.
     
    He’s only been out since Friday…

  • Lambrettaman

    Gryff – I can’t help but feel ‘ull are mocking disabled people with those actions…
     
    Don’t worry, they weren’t being aimed at you.
     
     

  • DrD

    I have heard that the hull players have been looking forward to this game for months as they think our defence is xxxx… Over confidence, Leeds to win 2-0

  • TimPM

     @DrD I reckon you’re right. Hull were looking to embarrass us. Frustrating match, but we’ve kept them out.
     
    2 clean sheets in 3 matches. Before that was about… 6? In about 30-odd games?

  • AndyHirstLeeds4ever

    0.0 Good Result considering our past performances Well done might be worth having a look at Gregg Wylde and Mervan Celik both now available due to being released by Glasgow Rangers

  • number1inyorkshire

    only game with no goals again in our league .good to keep a clean sheet but the way he is playing em cant see where the win will come from ..
    work to be done but he has started with the defence which needed to be done ..
    we have goals in us but not happening at the mo it will come

  • AndyHirstLeeds4ever

    one brick at a time he has put confidence back in to the players same players better results got to be good in the long run no doubt he is the right man for the job the goals will come he will get us in to top 5 next year and who knows maybe more we must be patient champions dont conceed buckets full of goals the rest will come good times are not that far away Leeds 4 ever