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Brentford v Leeds preview

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Darko Milanic takes charge of his first game as Leeds coach, after being appointed earlier in the week by President Massimo Cellino. The former Sturm Graz coach left his family and friends on Wednesday and flew into Leeds, where he will have his first taste of English football away to Brentford. The newly promoted Bees will look to upset the good mood party currently at Leeds after the Whites have gone unbeaten in their four last games.

As far as team news is concerned, no new injury worries for the Yorkshire outfit, however Alex Mowatt did miss the previous two league games with a slight toe injury. It remains to be seen whether he will return this weekend. Leeds will have to contend without Swiss-international right-back Gaetano Berardi, after he was shown two yellow cards in the 3-0 win last week.

Scott Hogan, Sam Saunders and goalkeeper Richard Lee will all be on the sidelines due to injuries. Dallas and Yennaris will both face late fitness tests having missed the side's previous game against Boro.

Predicted Leeds XI:
Silvestri, Byram, Bellusci, Pearce, Warnock, Cook, Austin, Bianchi, Sloth, Doukara, Antenucci (4-4-2 diamond)

With Redfearn accompanying Darko on the sidelines, expect a relatively unchanged Leeds XI from the past few weeks, at least until Milanic finds his feet and imposes his personal style onto the team.

Given Leeds' recent form and the fact that caretaker boss Redfearn is still in the dug-out, Leeds must surely have the edge over Bournemouth and should come out on top. Do not expect a cricket score however, as Bournemouth will go out with a big crowd on their side and will be looking to kill-off the momentum and high spirits built by Leeds over the past month.

Predicted score: Brentford 0-2 Leeds
 

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Brentford are half decent this year. Thought they would go straight back down, but still a long way to go.
 

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