Leeds United head into their Championship clash against Millwall this weekend as the favourites to come away with a win.
Neil Redfearn’s team have secured three wins in their last four games and are above Millwall in the table, but do the stats suggest they also have an edge in key areas?
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In terms of basic attacking and defensive stats, Leeds are ahead in both areas.
They have a better attack and defence this season and those core stats have been improved by recent wins against Bournemouth, Huddersfield Town and Reading.
Interestingly, Millwall have created more chances to score, which shows Leeds can’t switch off in terms of defence.
Millwall have players who can get on the ball and aren’t afraid to take risks.
Neil Redfearn has to stress patience if the London side build periods of pressure, because this stat suggests Millwall can hurt the home side if they press too aggressively.
Leeds are making more tackles, which shows a hunger and desire from their players to win the ball back and they have a higher passing accuracy, which suggests they protect possession more effectively when they have the ball.
For Leeds to win they have to play smart and disciplined football. For Millwall to win, they need to take risks and rely on Leeds’ defensive concentration slipping.