By David Woods

17th May, 2021 | 9:37am

Bielsa delivers big fitness update ahead of clash v Southampton

We don’t have to wait long for the next Leeds United game as they play Southampton in the early kick-off on Tuesday evening. 

Marcelo Bielsa was out early on Monday morning to deliver his pre-match press conference from Thorp Arch.

The big news is that Robin Koch and Mateusz Klich have been granted early leave by Bielsa – Koch so he can recover from injury.

Pablo Hernandez is set for a late fitness test ahead of the game.

What a season

A win against Southampton will seal a top-half finish for Leeds United in our first season back in the Premier League.

We’re already guaranteed to finish above Wolves and we could still finish higher than Arsenal and Everton.

That’s an astonishing achievement for Leeds and for Bielsa, and he’ll be urging his side to keep their foot on the pedal.

Southampton have found themselves back among the goals, with consecutive 3-1 wins against Crystal Palace and Fulham.

It means that this could be an open attacking game and that will really suit Leeds. who are at full strength and also looking for their third consecutive win.

We think Leeds will come back with the three points and the bookies think the same, putting the visitors as narrow favourites.

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