17 Jul 2019 06:58am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Wednesday 17th July, and here are the Leeds Utd headlines

Bielsa arrives in Australia

Bielsa has jetted off to Perth, just in time to watch his Yorkshire Whites take on the Reds of Lancashire!
The two sides have not met since 2011 when Leeds were soundly beaten 3-0 at Elland Road, yet the season before who could forget Beckford's magic as Manchester Utd were dumped out of the FA Cup.

Expected starting line up:
Casilla, Douglas, Berardi, Cooper, Dallas, Forshaw, Phillips, Hernandez, Harrison, Bamford, Roofe

The game kicks off at midday our time. The bookies have Leeds at 6/1 for the win, 15/4 draw and 2/5 for a reds victory.

Hernandez - "I'm not happy"

Pablo Hernandez has been speaking to the YEP about Pontus Jansson's transfer to Brentford.

“I lost a team-mate and a friend but this is football”
“This can happen. Teams change players. I have lived through this a lot of times in my career. This is football. “Obviously this is a big loss for us but other players come. Obviously I am not happy because we lost him. “I don’t think too much about it. The most important thing now is the players who are here and who play for Leeds United next season.”

For someone who was supposed to be such a disruptive influence on and off the pitch, Is it not strange that the majority of the team have sent heart felt messages to the Swede about how much he'll be missed?

Bookies make Leeds firm favourites

Leeds are firm favourites at the bookies to win the Championship this coming season.

Bet3655 currently have Leeds at 9/2, with Fulham way behind them at 8/1 and Cardiff at 10/1.
West Brom, Stoke and Brentford are also in the mix!

If you wanted a less risky bet, the Whites are favourites for promotion next term at 7/4 whether it be automatically or via the play offs.

For Leeds to finish in the top 6, you'll only find odds of 8/15.

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16 Jul 2019 08:40pm, by YorkshireSquare

Manchester United vs Leeds United

Wednesday 17th July 2019, 12:00pm | Optus Stadium, Perth

Leeds United face Manchester United on Wednesday at the Optus Stadium, Perth in the first game of their pre-season tour of Australia. A relatively small squad of 16 players, a mixture of first team and U23s, made the trip across the world to take on Manchester United and Western Sydney Wanderers. Those players who were involved in international duty and the recent signings all miss out including Peacock-Farrell, White, Alioski, Shackleton, Klich, Costa, Clarke plus Ayling who is currently injured. Leeds fans will be pleased to see that Kalvin Phillips and Kemar Roofe are both involved.

The game in Perth follows Leeds two victories over York and Guiseley last week. The five nil victory over York City at Bootham Crescent last Tuesday saw Jack Harrison score twice with Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez and Adam Forshaw all bagging one each before ten second half substitutions saw some of the promising young talent from the U23s feature. Wednesday’s game against Guiseley AFC was anything but a stroll in the park. Guiseley were a far more physical outfit than York but with 82 minutes gone minute Bogusz volleyed the ball home for 12 yards to give Leeds a 2-1 victory and an unbeaten record heading to Australia.

Manchester United kicked off their pre-season tour of Australia with a 2-0 victory over Perth Glory on Saturday with half-time substitutes Marcus Rashford and James Garner scoring the goals. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer used 23 players against Perth and is expected to name a strong team for the game with De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Dalot, McTominay, Garner, Pogba, James, Greenwood and Rashford tipped to feature. Luke Shaw is their only real concern after coming off against Perth Glory with a hamstring injury.

Leeds squad available for the match;
Kiko Casilla, Kamil Miazek, Barry Douglas, Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas, Gaetano Berardi, Bryce Hosannah, Clarke Oduor, Adam Forshaw, Pablo Hernandez, Jack Harrison, Kalvin Phillips, Jordan Stevens, Mateusz Bogusz, Kemar Roofe, Patrick Bamford

Predicted starting eleven;
Casilla, Dallas, Cooper, Berardi, Douglas, Hernandez, Philips, Forshaw, Roofe, Harrison, Bamford

The game will be avaialble on LUTV though at £7.99 for a match pass fans may be looking elsewhere to watch.