Match Thread WS Wanderers vs Leeds United

19 Jul 2019 08:55pm, by YorkshireSquare

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Leeds United

Saturday 20th July 2019 10:00am | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

Leeds face Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday at 10.00am BST for the second game of their Australian tour. Western Sydney are a young team, established only 7 years ago, but has established itself as a major force in both Australia and Asia, having won one A-League Premiership and an AFC Champions League title in its short history. They are managed by former German international Markus Babbel who had a spell in Englad with Liverpool early this century. Australian league sides are limited to only five non-Australian players so there are little in the way of household names though they do have a young Austrlalian striker of the name Kwame Yeboah which will echo with Leeds fans.

Leeds lost 4-0 to Manchester United on Wednesday in the first game of the tour but what can you learn playing a friendly on the other side of the world with a weakened side against a team who have one player worth more than your entire club? Probably not a great deal more than we already knew. The Leeds line-up was probably short of four players we would expect to start next season but we lack pace at the back with a Berardi and Cooper central defensive partnership, we don’t convert enough of our chances, Bamford and Roofe probably can’t play together in this system and we missed Klich. As much as they are our old rivals, the result doesn’t matter a feeling shared by Bielsa as he flew in and out for the minimum time possible.

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

The game will be avaialble on LUTV at £5.00 for a match pass.