Jesse Marsch’s Leeds have just two games left to secure their safety in the Premier League this season and begin with the visit of Graham Potter’s high-flying Brighton on Sunday
Leeds United head into their final home game of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion desperately needing a win as they languish in the relegation zone on goal difference following a run of three successive defeats.
And the visit of the high-flying Seagulls is hardly ideal timing, with the south coast club on course for their highest ever finish in the Premier League having pulled off victories over the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in the past month.
A win for Leeds could lift them as high as 16th if other results go their way, while three points for Brighton would take them one step closer to securing a top 10 finish this campaign.
When is Leeds vs Brighton?
Leeds vs Brighton will kick-off at 2pm on Sunday, May 15 at Elland Road.
The last meeting between these two sides came in the reverse league fixture back in November, when neither could break the deadlock in a 0-0 stalemate at the AMEX Stadium.
Following a game of few chances, both sides had to settle for a point on the south coast, as Brighton extended their winless run to eight matches in the Premier League, while Leeds remained just outside the bottom three.
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How to watch
The match has not been selected for live television coverage but highlights will be available on Match of the Day 2 at 22:30 on BBC One.
This is also available to stream via iPlayer and the iPlayer app.
Leeds vs Brighton odds from Betfred
Leeds – 6/4
Draw – 5/2
Brighton – 13/8
*odds subject to change
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Leeds boss Jesse Marsch will look to name his strongest lineup possible for his side’s final home game of the season, but he continues to be plagued by injuries and currently has seven players on the sidelines, while Dan James joins Luke Ayling in missing the rest of the season through suspension.
However, it is hoped that Raphinha will shake off his cramp from midweek to feature against Brighton, while Partrick Bamford (ankle) could be set to return. Jack Harrison (knock) could face a late fitness test, but Stuart Dallas (thigh), Crysencio Summerville (ankle), Adam Forshaw (knee) and Tyler Roberts (thigh) are ruled out.
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As for Graham Potter, his team will be feeling more refreshed than their hosts after having no midweek fixture and he will most likely stick with the same side that crushed Man Utd 4-0 last weekend, although he could be missing three players for this tie.
Jeremy Sarmiento (thigh) could be on course for a return to the matchday squad here but his progression will be monitored ahead of the game, while midfielders Enock Mwepu (groin) and Jakub Moder (knee) are ruled out for the rest of the season for the Seagulls.