Leeds United and Norwich City meet at Elland Road, in a match for the 22nd day of the Championship. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 1 and tied 2. but the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 04-24-2017, for the Championship , which ended in a draw by (3-3). C. Wood (45 ‘), K. Bartley (49’) and Pablo Hernández (78 ‘) scored the goals for Leeds United, and S. Naismith (28’) and Nélson Oliveira (34 ‘and 45′) ), for Norwich City. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 7 th and 15 th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 14 th best team in home matches and the 12 th best in away matches.
The home team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 33 points won, after 10 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Aston Villa, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Queens Park Rangers, by (1-3). This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since they have won 18 points in away matches and 15 at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 17 conceded in away matches, against 15 goals scored and 9 conceded at home. In the last 10 home league matches Leeds United has a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 15 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (4 out of 10 matches). The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 21 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for this competition: they have suffered 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Leeds came to this game motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 1-3, in the visit to the Queens Park Rangers arena: Roofe achieved a hattrick, allowing his team to add all three points. The team of the house usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, privileging a style of game of constant transitions. To note that, in this tactical scheme, the three most advanced players are Alioski, Ekuban and Roofe. For this day the local coach will not be able to count on Pierre-Michel Lasogga, suspended.
The away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 27 points won, after 7 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Cardiff City, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Sheffield Wednesday, by (3-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. In the last 10 away league matches Norwich City has a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, so they have won 13 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 21 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 10 times and have only won 1 result.
Norwich arrive at this motivated match, after a home win, 3-1, at the reception at Sheffield Wednesday: Maddison, Klose and Nélson Oliveira scored the goals of the triumph. Like the rival of this day, the visiting team usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Watkins, Nélson Oliveira and Murphy. By acting outside the home, it is clear that Norwich adopts a more defensive stance, always trying to create danger through counterattack. To point out that the visiting coach will not be able to count on Jarvis, Pritchard and Lewis, due to injury.
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