Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa comments on Birmingham City

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on September 15, 2018 in London, England.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United will face Birmingham City in the Championship this weekend.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on September 15, 2018 in London, England.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has spoken highly of Birmingham City to the club’s official website.

The West Yorkshire outfit will take on Birmingham at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Bielsa has admitted that Leeds will find it tough to score goals against Birmingham even at home.

 

The Blues are 20th in the Championship table at the moment and have conceded seven goals in eight league matches.

Bielsa told Leeds’s official website: “Birmingham are a team that concedes very few goals, so that in itself is a difficulty.

“The few goals that Birmingham have conceded, doesn’t correspond with their league ranking. So the fact that they don’t concede many goals, is an important difficulty for us.”

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa arrives for the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Tough game?

Leeds are a side in form and are going strong in the Championship at the moment.

Given the quality of players they have and their home advantage, the Whites will head into the match against Birmingham high on confidence and in great form.

However, Birmingham have a former Leeds head coach - Garry Monk - in charge, and that will make things interesting.

An early goal for Monk’s team could make it tricky for Leeds, but the West Yorkshire outfit have shown this season that they can step up when the going gets tough.

It is hard to see Leeds drop all three points against Birmingham at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on September 15, 2018 in London, England.

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