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Leeds United in search of first win against Cardiff City since 1984

3 November 2015

Leeds United host Cardiff City on Tuesday after 17 winless games against the Bluebirds – a run that stretches way back to February 1984.

The Whites won 1-0 on that day in the old Division Two but, since then, the Welsh club have taken the points in 12 of their meetings, including in the most recent four, with the other five ending level.

On top of that, the Bluebirds have won five and lost none of their last eight trips to Elland Road in league competition.

The overall head-to-head record is 25-14 in Cardiff's favour, alongside 13 draws.

This season

Current form would suggest that Leeds are up against it, given they are winless in six and sit 19th in the Sky Bet Championship, while Cardiff are ninth and undefeated in six.

Leeds lost 2-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers last time out, and Cardiff kept their fourth successive clean sheet in a goalless draw with Ipswich Town.

Home woes for Leeds United – Steve Evans to make changes

Leeds' Steve Evans has been forced into changes due to Sol Bamba's suspension and Tom Adeyemi being ineligible against his parent club, but the boss insisted he would've made changes regardless.

That decision follows United's poor performance against Blackburn, when they fell two goals behind after only six minutes – a result that extended their winless home run to 12 matches.

“The performance said we would make changes,” Evans said. “We were all surprised and flabbergasted – put it however you want – to be two down in six minutes.

“That’s hard for any team in world football [to come back from], never mind a team with the home record that we have.

“We’ve got them in and we’ve kept them nice and fresh because we were aware that some of them have played quite a bit of football. Hopefully we’re ready to go against a very good Cardiff City team.”

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