Leeds vs Nottingham Forest Preview

Two teams battling to avoid relegation from the Premier League will lock horns for a vital encounter on Tuesday evening, with Leeds United welcoming Nottingham Forest to Elland Road.

The Whites are currently 17th in the table, level on points with 18th-placed Everton, while Forest occupy 15th, just one point ahead of their opponents in this contest.

Javi Gracia would have been aware of the size of the job that he was taking on at Leeds when he was appointed head coach towards the end of February, and the Spaniard has now had six matches at the helm, boasting a record of two wins, one draw and three defeats.

The Whites took four points from their two league fixtures against Brighton & Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers before the international break, but they suffered a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds were 16th in the table heading into Sunday's fixtures, but West Ham United's 1-0 victory over Southampton moved the Hammers out of the relegation zone, with Gracia's men dropping one spot to 17th, level on points with 18th-placed Everton, who take on Tottenham Hotspur on Monday.

The Whites actually now have three straight home league fixtures against Forest, Crystal Palace and Liverpool, but they have found it difficult to show consistency in front of their own fans this term, picking up just 17 points.

Leeds have also lost three of their last four matches against Forest, including a 1-0 defeat when the two sides locked horns at the City Ground for the reverse game in early February.

Leeds United possible starting lineup:

Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Struijk, Firpo; McKennie, Roca, Kristensen; Sinisterra, Rodrigo, Summerville

Nottingham Forest possible starting lineup:

Navas; Williams, Felipe, Niakhate, Lodi; Mangala, Freuler, Danilo; Dennis, Gibbs-White, Johnson