Blackpool vs Leeds United: Pre-Season Friendly Live Stream, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

In the recently concluded Premier League campaign, Leeds narrowly survived relegation, as they were in the battle for safety right to the end.

Leeds United players celebrate a goal, Image credit: Twitter/Leeds United

Premier League side Leeds United will be taking on Championship outfit Blackpool on Thursday to kickstart their pre-season. Blackpool though have already played their first friendly, with a 2-0 win over National League North side Southport. However, the upcoming clash against a Premier League side will represent a much more difficult challenge for them. Hence, they have to be at the top of their game to get anything out of the match. Meanwhile, Leeds will hope to start the competition on a positive note before flying off to Australia to play further friendlies.

Blackpool vs Leeds UnitedKey Details
Date7 July, 2022
VenueCity of York Council’s LNER Stadium
Kickoff time India11:30 pm IST
Kickoff time England7 pm BST

In the recently concluded campaign, Leeds narrowly survived relegation, as they were in the battle for safety right to the end. Finally, they managed to get 38 points from 38 games to survive the drop at the expense of Burnley. The upcoming one will be their third successive campaign at the top flight. On the other hand, Blackpool finished the last Championship season in 16th place, with 60 points from 46 games. Both sides will be keen to build on their performance from the last campaign and for that, they will be eager to have a positive pre-season outing.

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Possible Lineups

Jesse Marsch, who took over for Marcelo Bielsa as Leeds United manager earlier this year, would be eager to avoid relegation in his first full season at Elland Road. Their holding midfielder Kalvin Phillips has already left the club for Manchester City this summer. Besides, their star winger Raphinha is also linked with a move away following reported interests from Barcelona and Chelsea. Hence, they might have to prepare for life without these two main players. 

They have already signed Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca, Branden Aaronson and Darko Gyabi. A few of them could play for some minutes in the upcoming friendly. With this match coming ahead of their trip to Australia, they will try to rotate their squad as much as possible to give enough game time to everyone. Something similar can be expected from Blackpool as well. They fielded two different playing XI in each half during their last friendly against Southport, which they could continue again on Thursday too.

Blackpool vs Leeds United schedule and fixture

The pre-season friendly match between Blackpool and Leeds United will take place at City of York Council’s LNER Stadium on Thursday at 11:30 pm IST.

Where to watch Blackpool vs Leeds United?

The live coverage of the upcoming friendly match between Blackpool and Leeds United will be available on LUTV. A purchase option is available for all Leeds’ pre-season matches – details of which can be found on their official club website.

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