Cooper Not There Yet | 4-1-4-1 Predicted Leeds Lineup vs Cardiff City

Leeds United have the opportunity to potentially extend their undefeated run to 11 games this weekend when they face off against Cardiff City at Elland Road on Saturday.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side made it 7 wins in 7 matches after securing their 14th victory in the Championship this season against Hull City on Wednesday.

The Whites are top of the Championship after West Brom could only muster a draw in their game. Both Leeds and West Brom are level on points, but the Whites are on top thanks to a better goal difference.

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Jamie Shackleton will be out for a few weeks, while Adam Forshaw is only just returning to full fitness. Both of them will be unavailable for the game against Cardiff, while Tyler Roberts will miss the game as well.

Liam Cooper will have to wait to return to the Leeds United lineup as it’s unlikely he will be 100% fit for the game.

Let’s take a look at the possible Leeds United lineup for this game:

Predicted Leeds United Lineup vs Cardiff City


Kiko Casilla should continue between the sticks for Leeds United. He will hope for a fifth cleansheet in a row come Saturday.


If Cooper is not available for this game, we could see the same central defensive duo of Ben White and Gaetano Berardi.

Luke Ayling will continue at right-back, while Bielsa has several options at left-back. Ezgjan Alioski has been in superb form and has chipped in with four goals this season, scoring in the last game as well, while Stuart Dallas has been consistent.

Dallas started last time at left-back and he may retain his place in the Leeds United lineup as Bielsa often keeps his winning team, but Alioski could be a strong contender to start as well.


Kalvin Phillips returned to the Leeds midfield for their win over Hull City after serving a one-match suspension. He should retain his place in the Leeds United lineup, while Mateusz Klich should start ahead of him in midfield.

The absence of Tyler Roberts, Adam Forshaw and Jamie Shackleton means that Pablo Hernandez could continue in his midfield role.


Helder Costa should retain his role on the right side of Leeds’ attack after impressing in the last few games.

Jack Harrison has been consistently good for the Whites this season and has five assists this season – the most by a Leeds player. He should start on the left, while Patrick Bamford should retain his place up top.

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