How Brentford and Leeds United shape up against each other in key areas this season.
Leeds United head to Brentford this weekend for the start of the Darko Milanic era as fans wait to see whether the momentum created by caretaker boss Neil Redfearn can be maintained.
It won’t be an easy match for Leeds who are close to Brentford in the Championship table but the stats suggest they have an edge in a couple of key areas.
The standout stat which jumps out for the head-to-head between the sides this season is that Leeds have scored more goals with fewer attempts on target.
That suggests that the Whites have been more precise than Brentford this season, which should give their fans confidence that the attack will fire when they get chances this weekend.
Brentford are working hard in terms of tackles and they’re also putting in more crosses, which suggests they are spreading the play more effectively.
The sides have a similar number of accurate passes so far this season, but what Brentford are doing is utilising the wide areas more effectively, which gives them the chance to put balls in behind the opposition defence.
This could be a very tight game which all comes down to the defences of each side and in that case, Leeds will back themselves to keep a clean sheet.
There’s enough talent in this Leeds attack to keep Brentford quiet before counter attacking at the other end. It’s just a case of whether they can defend effectively during the spells they’re under pressure from the home side.