Leeds United start the Premier League season at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.
After navigating a route out of the relegation mire last season, Leeds have firmly backed head coach Jesse Marsch, spending almost £100m on players he is largely familiar with from his days in the Red Bull system.
Wolves’ Bruno Lage has enjoyed nowhere near the same reinforcements and has arguably been lumbered with a weaker squad compared to the one than endured a stark decline towards the conclusion of last season.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming game.
Channel: BT Sport Score (Studio Updates Only)
Channel: BBC Final Score (Studio Updates Only)
Broadcast Time: 15:00 (BST)
Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 10:00
Broadcast Time PST: 07:00
Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 10:00
Where can you watch Leeds vs Wolves Highlights?
Channel: Sky Football
Channel: BBC Match of the Day
Stream: Sky Football YouTube channel
H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Leeds: 1 Win
Wolves: 3 Wins
Draws: 1 Draw
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Leeds team news
Despite a summer unblemished by senior men’s tournaments, Leeds’ injury woes from last term have seeped into the current campaign. While Stuart Dallas continues his long-term recovery, new signing Luis Sinisterra was forced out of preseason in the middle of July with a hamstring problem.
Captain Liam Cooper managed to injure his Achilles on the treadmill while Luke Ayling, Junior Firpo and Adam Forshaw are all recovering from knee complaints of varying severity.
Cody Drameh is a doubt with a hamstring strain and Dan James still has one more game of his suspension to serve following a straight red card last May.
Leeds Starting 11: Meslier; Kristensen, Koch, Llorente, Struijk; Roca, Adams; Aaronson, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford
Bench: Christy, Klich, Costa, Poveda, Perkins, Summerville, Gelhardt
Wolves team news
Wolves struggled for chances last season – creating the second-lowest expected goals tally in the Premier League – and are likely to be without a host of key players in the forward line.
Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore could return from respective knee and hamstring injuries by the end of August. However, the exciting live wire Chiquinho cruelly damaged his ACL in a July friendly.
Lage is acting cautiously with centre-back Toti Gomes after he felt his hamstring during a preseason game but Matija Sarkic and Hwang Hee-chan were both cleared to resume training from their various bumps and niggles.
Nelson Semedo tore his hamstring last April. He may not be back by the time the bus leaves for Yorkshire but the Portugal international is expected to feature within the opening weeks of the season.
Wolves Starting 11: Sa; Collins, Coady, Kilman; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Ait-Nouri; Gibbs-White, Podence, Neto
Bench: Smith, Mosquera, Boly, Cundle, Dendoncker, Bueno, Hwang
Leeds’ spending spree was funded by the sale of two huge assets in the form of Kalvin Phillips and the talismanic forward Raphinha. Wolves have managed to cling onto their prized midfielder Ruben Neves and may benefit from a familiarity Leeds’ rejigged squad doesn’t boast.
However, the stark lack of punch in Wolves’ forward line which has temporarily been robbed of last season’s top scorer may even the playing field for a stalemate.
Prediction: Leeds 0-0 Wolves