The one area Leeds need to protect themselves against Rotherham

New York Stadium sign, Rotherham

Leeds United stand a good chance of controlling the game against Rotherham tomorrow night.

Rotherham V Leeds

Leeds United will head into their game against Rotherham tomorrow night as the slight favourites to pick up three points.

Leeds will be well supported for the Yorkshire derby as they look for a first win under Darko Milanic, which would push them further up the table and closer to the play-off positions.

The first difference which is noticeable between the two teams is the number of goals they have each scored this season, with Leeds appearing to have the stronger of the two attacks.

Leeds also appear to control games more effectively in terms of their accurate passing stats but also with their interceptions; they read the game well, make it difficult for the opposition to move the ball and win possession back without having to make tackles.

The area where Rotherham are clearly ahead is in terms of crosses, which suggests they will try and hurt Leeds in wide areas.

They won’t particularly care if Leeds have more of the ball and press forward because the stats suggest they are effective in terms of using space in wide areas to get crosses into the box for their front men to score.

This is a difficult match to call but if Leeds are patient and protect themselves well in wide areas, they should just sneak a win.

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