Confirmed: Leeds United lineup at Wigan Athletic

Leeds United's Gaetano Berardi celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on...

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United will face Wigan Athletic this afternoon.

Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in...

Leeds United will be looking to maintain their good run of form with victory over Wigan Athletic away from home at the DW Stadium this afternoon.

The West Yorkshire outfit will head into the match against Wigan on the back of a 3-0 victory over Salford City away from home in the EFL Cup.

It followed a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest at Elland Road in the Championship, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side having kicked off their league campaign with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Bristol City away from home at the start of the month.

 

Meanwhile, Wigan have lost their last two competitive matches, going down 3-0 to Preston North End away from home in the Championship before losing 1-0 to Stoke City in the EFL Cup.

The Latics did start the season well, beating Cardiff City 3-2 at the DW Stadium in the Championship.

This show Wigan and Leeds will line this afternoon:

Leeds United's Gaetano Berardi celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on...

Meanwhile, Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has said that the team lacked conviction in the final few games of last season, which led to the Whites failing to get past the Championship semi-final playoffs.

Casilla told AS when asked what Leeds lacked last season: “Believing in ourselves more in the last few games. This league is not easy, it is very competitive.”

Kiko Casilla makes a save during the Carabao Cup match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane, Salford on Tuesday 13th August 2019.

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