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30 years, 4-3-3: Leeds United predicted XI v Norwich City for huge play-off clash – See

Leeds United host Norwich City tomorrow night in the second leg of their play-off semi-final, with the tie at 0-0 after Sunday’s first leg.

Leeds’ away trip to Norwich City was fairly uneventful as they walked away from Carrow Road with a clean sheet and a 0-0 draw.

Neither manager Daniel Farke nor David Wagner left the game believing their side now face off at Elland Road on Thursday.

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There is no pre-match press conference for either manager this week in the build-up to the game, so in terms of actual team news – matchday arrivals will be the first indication of who will be in attendance for Leeds and the Canaries.

Leeds don’t seem to have much in the way of fresh news, with Willy Gnonto the only one who appeared to have a problem at Carrow Road, taking a stud to the temple in the second half, leaving the pitch with a cut when he was taken off.

Dan James completed his return from injury when he came off the bench late on, while Patrick Bamford is not expected to return after being ruled out by Farke for both legs last week.

With that in mind, we take a look at the line-up we predict for tomorrow’s clash against the Canaries…

Leeds predicted XI v Norwich for playoff semi-final

Farke finally turned things around for Leeds after the team looked tired in the regular season fixture with a slight tweak to switch from a standard 4-2-3-1 to a 4-3-3, essentially compacting the midfield the land. more to make Leeds more effective in counter-pressing.

It worked to a great extent against Norwich, with Leeds’ best openings again coming in transitions and big turnovers, while the Canaries were untroubled in open play.

in the gate Illan Meslier will start, but it won’t do Elland Road nerves any favors if his distribution doesn’t improve at short and long range.

The back four sees a change with Sam Byram replaced Connor Robertswhich should give Leeds a lot more possession down the right, providing a lot more support in the final third.

It could be a risk to trade Byram given his defensive work and aerial presence, but Leeds need to take the game much more to Norwich and possession full-backs will be vital.

The rest of the back four will remain the same Joe Rodon, Ethan Ampaduand Junior Firpo.

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Archie Gray crucial in the attacking midfield role under Farke

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Leeds looked much more balanced on Sunday and came with three midfielders in the middle of the park, something Farke’s Norwich operated with in 18/19 when they beat Bielsa’s Leeds to promotion.

of Glen Kamara the reintroduction has given Leeds a much more organized shape and he was arguably the best player on the pitch in the first leg and will partner. Ilya Gruev – which seemed unusual outside of the delay beat.

Leading the Leeds midfield press is Archie Graywho threatened to penetrate the box at full strength when playing in this position and would be vital in finding holes in Norwich’s defence.

wide, Willy Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville they have to start as they are our best wings and will be needed at their best to get Leeds into a winning position.

The striker position is a tough one, with Farke clearly unwilling to give Mateo Joseph a chance and Joel Piroe proving he’s not a lone striker, while Bamford isn’t expected to be fit – so Georginio Rutter is the only likely option.

It’s not as if Rutter would have started if he had this weak patch earlier in the season, but he’s shown this term that even when he’s playing badly he can produce a moment to win a game and Farke will be counted on to stay.

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