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Paul Robinson thinks Marcelo Bielsa will make two changes to the side that drew 0-0 with Man United for the game against Brighton on Saturday.
He thinks that Raphinha will come back in and that Robin Koch will play alongside Diego Llorente instead of Pascal Struijk.
24-year-old Koch hasn’t started for Leeds since the beginning of December and will be desperate to get his place back in the side ahead of the Euros this summer.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “I think Raphinha comes back in for the Brighton game.
“Marcelo is loyal with his players but there are certain players that come straight back in.
“When they’re playing well and getting good results he tends to stick with the same XI, hence why Pascal Struijk was in against Man United.
“I don’t think he did a lot wrong but it’s time for Robin Koch to come back in now.
“It’s the perfect opportunity to get him in with Liam Cooper suspended and to see what the Llorente/Koch partnership can do.”
Robinson has also predicted that Leeds will win the game and rack up another three points in the Premier League.
“I think Leeds will win and win handsomely,” Robinson said. “I’m going for a 3-1 win for Leeds.”
This is the side Robinson is expecting to see Marcelo Bielsa announce on Saturday…
A win would take Leeds to within two points of Everton who are in eighth in the Premier League.
Incredibly, it would leave them three points behind Tottenham and just four behind champions Liverpool.
That’s rare air indeed and while Brighton won’t be pushovers, Leeds will want revenge after a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture.
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