By David Woods

5th Mar, 2020 | 7:54am

MOT View: Bielsa to make big change as youngster skips queue – Predicted Leeds XI v Huddersfield

For the majority of this season we’ve taken the conservative line with our predicted line-ups – and we’ve been right pretty much every time. 

Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t like change. Unless it’s in the number of chances taken by his Leeds players.

However, we’re breaking from cover this week and we’re predicting that Patrick Bamford will be dropped for the game against Huddersfield.

A few weeks ago that would have meant Jean-Kevin Augustin coming in but after breaking down in training, Tyler Roberts has skipped the queue.

The 20-year-old made such an impact – scoring two from the bench and putting the game against Hull beyond all reasonable doubt – that we think he has to be given a chance against Huddersfield.

Is it partly wishful thinking? Without a shadow of a doubt but Bielsa did admit that he was considering Roberts for Saturday.

As quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post he said, “Clearly it is an option. Tyler (Roberts) can play in this position. Normally we always have two players to fight for one position.

“When one striker scores, of course that has a high value and after that, the manager considers this.”

There’s every chance he considers it and sticks with Bamford. But we’d like Roberts to get his chance.

That’s the only change we’re predicting.

Meslier will make his second league start as Casilla sits out the second of his eight-game ban.

The 20-year-old wasn’t tested much at Hull so the jury is still out but he’s done nothing to make us unduly worried so far.

Another three points at Elland Road will be huge but with fears of Coronavirus growing, there’s a chance this could be the last time fans are allowed into the ground this season.

That will mean a very weird end to a hugely important season.

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