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PL PREVIEW: Leeds United vs. West Ham United – Prediction, Team News, Lineups

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West Ham United will aim to end a five-game winless run in the Premier League when they travel to Elland Road to take on Leeds United on Wednesday evening.

The Hammers went down 2-0 to Brentford just before the New Year, while the hosts ended 2022 in impressive fashion, holding Newcastle United to a goalless draw.

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TEAM NEWS

Leeds welcomed Tyler Adams back to the midfield with open arms against Newcastle, but his partner – Adam Forshaw – only lasted until half time before being taken off as Marsch carefully manages his fitness.

Marc Roca could therefore come in for a start for the hosts, who are still missing Luis Sinisterra, Archie Gray and Stuart Dallas, while the injury-plagued Patrick Bamford is not quite ready to return just yet either.

A recall at right-back for Rasmus Kristensen should be in order here, while last-minute hero Crysencio Summerville could threaten the spots of Wilfried Gnonto or Jack Harrison, the latter of whom is also being restricted minutes-wise due to his fitness woes.

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As for West Ham, Gianluca Scamacca recovered from an ankle knock to play the full 90 minutes against Brentford, leaving Kurt Zouma (knee) and Maxwel Cornet (calf) as the visitors’ only injury concerns at this moment in time.

After a move to a 3-4-2-1 did not pay dividends in the loss to Brentford, Moyes could quickly revert to a four-man defence here, bringing Tomas Soucek back in from the cold to link up with Declan Rice in the middle.

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Assuming Michail Antonio has fully recovered from a bug, the striker ought to force his way back into the XI, while Ben Johnson and Thilo Kehrer will both hope to displace Vladimir Coufal on the right flank. There could also be a first Premier League start for Morocco centre-back Nayef Aguerd, who was an unused substitute last time out but has regained full match fitness after his World Cup injury.

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Leeds United possible starting lineup:
Meslier; Kristensen, Cooper, Koch, Struijk; Adams, Roca; Summerville, Aaronson, Gnonto; Rodrigo

West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Kehrer, Dawson, Aguerd, Emerson; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Paqueta, Benrahma; Antonio

PREDICTION

We say: Leeds United 0-0 West Ham United

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