Leeds United vs Brentford: Leeds United played a goalless draw against Brentford in an enjoyable match at Elland Road as both teams failed to capitalize on their chances.
Jesse Marschal’s team was hoping to extend the gap between the bottom three and themselves.
Brentford, who have six unbeaten matches, wasted the chance of going into the top six of the Premier League.
Leeds United’s new signing Max Wober made the first attempt on goal with a free kick. Rodrigo forced David Raya into an acrobatic save in the first half.
Brentford had a lot of chances in the first half, while Leeds responded in the second half with better ball possession and the creation of more chances.
In the second half, Brentford failed to have a shot on target. Brentford goalkeeper David Raya was the busier goalkeeper on the pitch as he pulled some excellent saves. However, his quality in the final minute of the match was overwhelming.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney cut an isolated figure and got frustrated by the way Robin Koch put him under pressure, earning the English striker a yellow card.
Leeds’ club-record signing Georginio Rutter came on in the second half of the match and had a better chance of scoring, but he was overcrowded by Brentford defenders.
Brentford right-back Mads Roerslev stole the ball from Leeds defenders, but his shot went into the side netting.
Who won the man of the match
David Raya helped his team get a point against Leeds and was awarded the man of the match for his excellent saves. He was rated 8. The Spanish goalkeeper’s form has made him attract attention from teams like Manchester United.
It wasn’t quite a flood of Leeds United players heading for the Brentford goal, but the Bees goalkeeper exudes a carefree air that inspires confidence in his defenders and raised the possibility that it might not be the attackers’ day.
The two stops made by Rodrigo and Gnonto were crucial, but he also had to always be on the lookout for crosses into the area and balls beyond the visitors’ defense.
What’s next for Leeds United and Brentford?
Leeds United travel to Nottingham Forest on February 5, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. as they hope to gather points to avoid a relegation battle as the season comes to an end.
Brentford welcomes Southampton on February 4, 2023. Southampton have struggled to get points in previous matches. The Brentford side is more likely to get all the three points.
A win for Brentford in the next match will give them the chance to get closer to securing European competition next season.
Thomas Frank has done an exceptional job this season as the team hopes to win major matches.