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PREVIEW: City make the trip to Elland Road

The Sky Blues take on Leeds United this weekend...

15 December 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW: City make the trip to Elland Road

The Sky Blues take on Leeds United this weekend...

15 December 2023

The Sky Blues are back on the road this weekend, as they travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United in Championship action.

Meet Leeds United:

Leeds United returned to the Championship this season, following relegation from the Premier League, ending a three-year stay in the top flight.

United spent three seasons fighting the drop in England's top tier, before they ultimately fell to the drop and they turned to Daniel Farke to bring them back at the first attempt.


Currently 3rd in the Championship, early season results were turned round, as Leeds have won 9 of their last 11 games in the Championship.

Crysencio Summerville has spear headed their attack, with nine goals so far this season, with summer signing Joel Piroe only one behind him in the scoring charts.


Mark Robins Quotes:

“I think coming into the game, we're really looking forward to it. It's going to be a tough game on a number of levels, but there's no reason not to look forward to it.

“I think this is everything that the Championship is about, and we can have a look and see where we're at this moment in time.

“The circumstances are difficult anyway, but when you are preparing for a game with less time to do so than your opponent and when there are significant differences, that makes things a little bit difficult as well but nothing to fear.

“They've got some quality in there and the quality that they possess throughout the side and throughout the squad is enviable, but they are where they are, because they've been in the Premier League very recently and they've built that right to have that squad available to them in the Championship.

“They're trying to make that return and the challenges for us tomorrow are going to be varied, but we're going to face those head on.”


Leeds United's last six:

  • Sunderland vs Leeds United
  • Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Leeds United
  • Leeds United 3-2 Middlesbrough
  • Leeds United 3-1 Swansea City
  • Rotherham United 1-1 Leeds United
  • Leeds United 2-1 Plymouth Argyle


Sky Blues' last six:

  • Sky Blues vs Southampton
  • Sky Blues 2-0 Birmingham City
  • Ipswich Town 2-1 Sky Blues
  • Sky Blues 1-0 Plymouth Argyle
  • Millwall 0-3 Sky Blues
  • Sky Blues 0-0 Stoke City


Historic head-to-head:

Sky Blues wins - 18
Draws - 22
Leeds United wins - 43


Match Officials:

Geoff Eltringham will be the man in the middle this weekend when the Sky Blues face Leeds United at Elland Road.

This will be Eltringham's first City game of the season and his first since the Sky Blues beat Blackpool 4-1 at Bloomfield Road last season.

He will be assisted by Shaun Hudson and Nigel Lugg, whilst Matthew Donohue will act as fourth official.


Ticket information:

Tickets for this fixture have sold out.


Children under the age of 2 years will not be permitted entry into the ground due to Health and Safety reasons.

Anyone aged 2 to 16 must be accompanied by and seated next to an adult/senior/concession aged 18 or over. Please do not buy a ticket for a junior aged Under 16 on its own, as this will not be issued to you.

Headsets for match commentary are available for visually impaired supporters – a £20 deposit is required. Headsets must be booked in advance by emailing

Turnstiles open 90 minutes before kick-off.


Executive coach travel is available via EST UK for £30. To book, click here

Coach travel includes allocated seating, toilets and USB charging

Departure times are: White Street – 10am, Arena Shopping Park (Service Road) – 10:30am

Please make sure you arrive at the appropriate departure point 15 minutes before the listed time as the coach will leave on time.

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