Leeds United know that if results go their way this weekend, they could be top of the Championship table and well out of sight of third place.

However to do that they need to use the momentum gained in recent wins and beat Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield at Elland Road on Saturday.

Huddersfield are in decent form for a team 17th in the table after winning their last two fixtures.

Firstly they beat play-off hopefuls Bristol City in an impressive 2-1 win before smashing Charlton 4-0.

As such, they’re a team that Leeds need to be wary of in case they cause an upset this weekend.

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Huddersfield definitely have their weaknesses.

According to stats by WhoScored, they’ve conceded 18 goals from set-pieces this season and only Wigan [19] have conceded more.

It’s not as though Huddersfield have a short squad of players.

They’re most commonly used centre-back pairing of Richard Stearman and Christopher Schindler stand 6ft 3 and 6ft 2 tall respectively while the likes of Trevoh Chalobah, Steve Mounier and Tommy Elphick are not on the short side either [transfermarkt].

It just seems that Huddersfield have a real issue with stopping goals from free-kicks and corners, which Leeds should try to take advantage of this season.

However, that is the issue. Leeds have been hopeless at set-pieces this season.

According to WhoScored, Leeds have scored just seven goals from set-pieces this term, which is the joint-lowest in the league with – you guessed it – Huddersfield, who can neither score from them or defend them.

WyScout shows that just 30 per cent of Leeds’ corners have led to attempts at goal this season.

Interestingly, Cardiff, who have scored the most goals from set-pieces in the Championship [19] have just 31 per cent of their corners lead to shots at goal.

It just shows that Leeds’ conversion rate is the issue again here – for whatever reason, they cannot take their chances.

Let’s hope their set-pieces woes end this weekend with Kalvin Phillips whipping in a delightful corner to be headed home by Liam Cooper or even Patrick Bamford.

That would really lift the crowd and Huddersfield are definitely the team to do it against.

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