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Sorare Premier League football preview: Leeds vs Newcastle

Leeds host Newcastle on Saturday as the Premier League weekend kicks off with a game that will have a huge impact at either end of the table.

The Whites have their first home game under Sam Allardyce but are increasingly likely to get relegated and are two points from safety with just three games to go including this, while Newcastle can take a huge step towards Champions League qualification with a win.

The game will be part of Gameweek 371 on Sorare Football, and 101 Great Goals has broken down the key statistical takeaways ahead of the game.

Leeds Sorare L5 stat pack

Leeds’ top performers over their last five matches

Three Leeds Sorare gems to watch

Wilfried Gnonto

The fan favourite had to wait patiently on the sidelines during Javi Gracia’s brief tenure at Elland Road, but injury to Luis Sinisterra has opened the door for him once more. He delivered an assist to Pat Bamford against Bournemouth two weeks ago and will be one of the key attacking outlets under Sam Allardyce as they look to achieve the great escape. Gnonto has shown that he has the ability to cause anyone problems and on his day is well capable of scoring better than his last five (L5) average score of 39.

Joel Robles

One of the main takeaways from Allardyce’s first outing as Leeds boss – the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City – was that Joel Robles was preferred in goal to the under-fire Illan Meslier. The experienced Robles has not had much of a look-in this season but should be a reliable presence, and with a renewed focus on defence under Allardyce he could be a good pick.

Jack Harrison

Leeds most recent line-up, Sorare scores and team news

Newcastle Sorare L5 stat pack

Newcastle’s best performers over their last five matches

Three Newcastle Sorare gems to watch

Joe Willock

Joe Willock does not receive the acclaim of some of his more illustrious team-mates, but that is not to say he does not perform as important a role. He was one of the most impressive players in the run of eight wins in 10 matches leading into this game, and with six assists and three goals all season he is one of the key creative cogs in the Newcastle midfield.

Callum Wilson

The toughest call of all is which of Newcastle’s strikers to back. Against Leeds – who conceded a Premier League record number of goals in April – both would fancy their chances of bagging and with Callum Wilson netting five in the last four outings he appears to be the man in form. He and Aleksander Isak both started in the defeat to Arsenal, but the slight restructure of the front line did not work and may cause a rethink against Leeds. However even if dropped to the bench, Wilson will play a big part from the bench and has scored a good number of goals as a substitute this season.

Allan Saint-Maximin

The tricky wide man has been absent with injury in recent weeks, resulting in a lower L5 score than he would usually have got. However he is on the comeback trail and in previous years has caused Leeds all sorts of problems. The Whites struggle across the backline, but Luke Ayling and Rasmus Kristensen have in particular failed to cope under pressure at right-back so if he is fit enough to start, it could be a long day on that flank.

Newcastle most recent line-up, Sorare scores

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Will Jackson

Content Manager Sports journalist, formerly of PA Media, latterly a PR manager before moving into the content world with the group. Long-suffering Leeds United and Yorkshire fan.

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