Brisbane vs Leeds – LIVE Reddit Soccer 14/07/2022
Brisbane Roar finished in 11th place in the A-League standings this year and have endured a series of difficult matches in recent months. The hosts are preparing for the Australia Cup final that is set to take place later this month and will need to make the most of these friendlies.
Leeds United escaped relegation by a narrow three-point margin last season and have several amends to make this year. The Premier League outfit eased past Blackpool by a 4-0 margin last week and will look to achieve a similar result in this fixture. Club football makes a comeback with a set of friendlies this week as Leeds United take on Brisbane Roar at the Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday. Both teams have been inconsistent over the past year and will want to win this game.
Leeds United have lost their most important players to European giants Barcelona and Manchester City this summer and face a daunting rebuild ahead of them. The Premier League side largely failed to meet expectations last season and will need to prove their skeptics wrong next season. His players might not agree with him, but Leeds manager Jesse Marsch is relishing pre-season ahead of his first full campaign in charge of the Premier League club.
Leeds no longer have the pressure of a relegation battle after narrowly securing their top-flight status at the end of the 2021/22 season, and Marsch, who succeeded Marcelo Bielsa in March, has the chance to fully implement his philosophy with fresh signings.
New arrivals including Marc Roca, Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen, Luis Sinisterra and Tyler Adams are travelling with the Whites squad for a pre-season camp in Australia.
Three-time Australian champions Brisbane Roar await. Here’s how to follow the action when Leeds face the A-League side.
Leeds take on the Roar as part of three games in eight days in a fixture that was originally scheduled for 2020 before the pandemic intervened.
The teams will now meet on July 14, with a kick-off time of 10.45 a.m. BST that falls kindly for fans in the UK.
“I love pre-season,” resolutely enthusiastic American Marsch told the club’s official channels, having been impressed with his team’s prowess from set-pieces during a 4-0 win over Blackpool in a domestic friendly.
Leeds United kick off their pre-season tour of Australia with a clash against Brisbane Roar on Thursday, looking to pick up where they left off after their 4-0 win against Blackpool last week.
Jesse Marsch’s men were excellent in York. And they now have several more new signings to introduce into the fold with some internationals returning later than the rest.
There are likely to be a host of changes from the side which faced Blackpool. In fact, in our predicted lineup, only two players keep their place for the clash with Brisbane.
Illan Meslier and Jack Harrison may start. Meslier is the clear number one. Meanwhile, Harrison is arguably Leeds’ most important attacking player behind Patrick Bamford right now.
Junior Firpo may well have kept his place had injury not prevented the left-back taking his spot on the tour. Instead, Leif Davis may receive a massive opportunity.
Four new signings could be involved. Rasmus Kristensen, Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Luis Sinisterra may feature from the off. But Darko Gyabi should also get an opportunity at some stage.