Leeds have lost their last five Premier League matches against London clubs, despite taking the lead in three of those games (vs Crystal Palace, Fulham and Tottenham). ItвЂ™s LeedsвЂ™ worst league losing run against teams from the capital since between April 1957 and March 1958 (also five), while they've never lost six in a row in their league history. Only Sir Alex Ferguson has ever won more away games at Elland Road in the Premier League (5) than Moyes (3).
Follow updates, plus the rest of Saturday's Premier League action hereFor the latest round of Premier League predictions, Chris Sutton is up against Afrobeats star and Manchester United supporter Maulo. Sutton's prediction:В 2-0Leeds found it tough going against Manchester City on Wednesday and this is another difficult game for them because Newcastle are playing with so much confidence at the moment. We know Leeds will give it everything but Newcastle are solid at the back and they have got plenty of goals in them too. Maulo's prediction:В Leeds have got a great work rate but Newcastle are doing so well and I am expecting them to carry on doing what they are doing.
вЂњI will play wherever the team needs me, it doesnвЂ™t matter if it is left-back, centre-back or as a number six, IвЂ™m fine with everything and will give my best. вЂњIвЂ™m experienced at playing as a left-back and I really like it, especially being more offensive. вЂќLeeds UnitedВ are believed to be interested inВ SouthamptonВ striker Che Adams and the 26-year-old Scotland forward would consider a move to Elland Road. В (Give Me Sport), externalWant more transfer news? Read Monday's gossip columnStill yet to catch up on all the action from Saturday's six Premier League fixtures? Watch Match of the Day on BBC iPlayer nowWe asked for your views after Saturday's game between Newcastle and Leeds at St James' Park.
вЂњItвЂ™s a massive challenge for me, вЂќ Wober told the club's website. вЂњComing now to Leeds, a club with such a big history and tradition is definitely something special and was always a dream for me growing up, arriving at Elland Road feels amazing. вЂњSome of my biggest strengths are my personality and character, IвЂ™m never going to give up on the pitch, I will leave it all out there, it doesnвЂ™t matter what score it is or if we are winning or losing, IвЂ™ll give everything for this badge.
Leeds United - BBC SportJesse Marsch has been speaking to the media before Leeds take on West Ham on Wednesday. You can listen to the news conference here but before the Elland Road fixture Marsch has said:With his side in 14th and West Ham 17th, Marsch would not hype the significance of the fixture, stating: "For where we are as a team and club, every game feels like a final". Patrick Bamford and Luis Sinisterra will not be fit for the fixture. Marsch says Bamford has been вЂњgenerally positive and hopefulвЂќ after surgery, adding there is вЂњbig hopeвЂќ this will be a вЂњdifference maker and get him to 100%вЂќ.
Dominated, especially in the second half, just lacked that killer instinct. The future looks very good. Leeds fansDouglas: We scrapped out a draw against one of the in-form teams in the Premier League. We fought for every ball and defended lots and lots for dead-ball situations, as we gave away the most free-kicks I've seen in a while. If we are going to stay up that's the spirit and attitude we need. C: A hard-earned point but more importantly a clean sheet.
Image source, Leeds UnitedNew Leeds United signing Max Wober, 24, is a player that might not grab the headlines but the centre-back could turn out to be a fan favourite at Elland Road. The Austrian international spent his youth years at Rapid Vienna before heading to the Netherlands to join Ajax on a four-year deal in 2017. He made 22 appearances in his first season in the Eredivisie but struggled for game time in his second campaign, resulting in a loan move to Sevilla in La Liga. In the summer of 2019 Wober agreed to a five-year contract to return to his native Austria to join Red Bull Salzburg which made him the most expensive player in the Austrian Bundesliga. Still only 24 and having featured regularly in the Champions League the highly rated versatile defender - who can cover at both centre-back and left-back - will look to establish himself quickly as a Premier League regular.
"I'm happy with how we dealt with the crowd and the mentality to get a draw and keep a clean sheet. "We knew we would have to come here and defend well. We had to deal with the elements and we did that. "We thought we were giving away goals cheaply before the World Cup break but now we are fighting like hell not to do that. "On doing business in the transfer window:В "We were focused on the match and again I thought the point was hard fought. "Matthew Henry, BBC SportThe passionate reaction at full-time of Leeds manager Jesse Marsch showed he viewed a 0-0 draw against high-flying Newcastle as a point gained. Leeds may have offered little going forward but they defended resolutely. Newcastle's best chances came from set pieces and when openings came the impressive goalkeeper Illan Meslier held firm.
The Whites have lost three in a row in all competitions before the trip north, with a routine defeat by Manchester City pushing Pep GuardiolaвЂ™s team back above the Magpies into second place in the Premier League. вЂњNewcastle have a very good team, вЂќ said Marsch. вЂњYou donвЂ™t get to the top of the table without having a lot of quality. It will be a challenge. вЂњThey are a good team, well coached but can they win the title? There are a lot of good teams вЂ“ this league is brutal.
2-0Fп»їind out how Sutton and Maulo think the rest of the games will go and cast your vote hereImage source, Getty ImagesNewcastle striker Callum Wilson could return to contention following illness but Chris Wood is likely to keep his place after scoring in the win at Leicester. Jonjo Shelvey will be out for up to eight weeks with a calf injury while Alexander Isak and Emil Krafth remain unavailable. Leeds will monitor forward Patrick Bamford, who has been recovering from groin and hip issues, plus a recent bout of sickness. Tyler Adams is available again after missing Wednesday's defeat by Manchester City through suspension, but Luis Sinisterra is still out with a foot problem. Pick your Newcastle XIChoose your Leeds starting line-upImage source, Getty ImagesLeeds boss Jesse Marsch has acknowledged NewcastleвЂ™s quality as he prepares to bring his struggling side to St JamesвЂ™ Park on Saturday.
Here are some of your thoughts:Newcastle fansJeff: It just shows how far we have come as a team when we are disappointed with a home draw against Leeds - this time last year weвЂ™d have snapped your arm off for that point. It does, however, show we still need improvement in the midfield area and a striker who can get the goals when Wilson is missing. Where is Isak? Chris: Just one of those days when we were never going to score. But another clean sheet, best defence in the league, picked up a point and we're still well in the hunt for the top six. Onwards and upwards. Billy: Still a brilliant display from the Toon.
Saves from Chris Wood and Fabian Schar in particular were excellent. Leeds conceded 72 Premier League goals in 2022, a record for them in the competition. If they produce more performances like this in 2023 that statistic should improve. The confirmed Newcastle and Leeds team news is in, with kick-off at St James' Park just under an hour away.
Marsch revealed he hates "the stress" of his job, adding: "One of the things with the way I manage and the openness I have is people think they can use it against me and think that my openness means weakness. I have to make clear in times when we're not meeting the standards in the way we want to do things that I have to come down hard in those moments. "Reflecting on 2022, Marsch said: "I think 2022 was a big challenge for me in aВ difficult year but one I really enjoyed. IвЂ™m really thankful to be at this club. Inside this team we are unified, weвЂ™re committed to doing this together. We talk about stress.
Strong defensive performance, which is something we've not shown for a while. Iain: We were lucky they didnвЂ™t have their shooting boots on. You canвЂ™t fault the players for effort and resolve but you do have to question the tactics and coaching. Zero options for any player in attacking situations. The team are lacking confidence and need reinforcements this window to stay up. Were you at the match or following from home? Send us your take on Newcastle v Leeds hereLeeds manager Jesse Marsch speaking to Match of the Day:В "I feel good about coming here and getting a draw. The first half was good from us but in the second half they started playing every ball into our end.
For a manager it can be lonely but when you know you have people around you that are supportive then you have solace in the fact youвЂ™ll get through this and get better. "On the coming transfer window Marsch says Leeds "want to add" and also raised his confusion over the obsession with transfers in England, stating: "IвЂ™ve been in other countries and no one cares about the transfer window like you guys do. "Having lost just two of their first 20 Premier League meetings with West Ham between 1993 and 2003 (W14 D4), Leeds have lost three of their four against the Hammers since their return to the top-flight (W1). West Ham have won their opening league match in each of the last three calendar years вЂ“ theyвЂ™ve never done so in four in a row before.