There are statistical areas where Leeds United could improve this weekend.
Leeds United head into the Championship clash against Ipswich Town this weekend full of confidence after a solid 2-0 win against league leaders Derby in their last game.
Leeds’ players would have been buzzing after that win but head coach Neil Redfearn has always said that he’ll never allow complacency to become a problem for his squad.
Despite Leeds starting to head in the right direction up the Championship table, there are some key areas in the stats where he will want Leeds to try and improve on their numbers this season.
Here are five stats Redfearn will be hoping are improved after this weekend.
Shots per Game – Leeds average the second lowest number of shots per game in the Championship this season. Only Charlton are worse.
Discipline – Only four teams have a worse discipline record than Leeds this season. Redfearn can’t
afford for players to be suspended during such an important part of the season.
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Possession – Leeds are very close to going the right side of 50% (currently 49.6%) in terms of the average possession they have had from games this season.
Dribbles – Leeds are averaging 5.5 dribbles per game this season, which puts them in the bottom half for this area. Redfearn will want to see his players taking more risks and taking players on.
Set Pieces – Leeds are in the bottom four in terms of goals scored from set pieces this season. The side need to make more of good positions in and around the opponent’s penalty area when they have them.