The home side, who are in 14th place, head into the contest at Elland Road sitting just three points adrift of their opponents.
You will struggle to find many people who have not been impressed by Leeds this season, particularly in fixtures against the bigger clubs in the top flight.
However, a 14-point haul from 11 matches would have been regarded as the bare minimum after the level of investment during the summer, and it leaves Marcelo Bielsa having to demand further improvement.
One win and three defeats have been recorded from their last five outings, the most recent setback coming after taking an early lead against Chelsea on Saturday evening.
There was no shame in eventually losing out to one of the form teams in European football, but Leeds would have been disappointed to have not earned at least a share of the spoils at Stamford Bridge.
While Patrick Bamford continued his excellent scoring record for the campaign in West London, Leeds must find a solution to their inconsistent backline now that Robin Koch has been ruled out in the long term with a knee injury.
From West Ham's perspective, David Moyes would have required a few days to get over the defeat to Manchester United, one which occurred after their opponents netted an equaliser which should have been ruled out.
Although all clubs will feel aggrieved at some point throughout the season, Moyes will be frustrated that an opportunity to extend the club's winning streak to four matches was squandered.
The result could have been different had the Hammers showed more of a ruthless streak during the opening 45 minutes at the London Stadium, something which has been missing in the final third for four matches.
With Leeds possessing the third-worst defensive record in the division, Moyes's side should not be short of chances to redeem themselves in that area of the pitch.
That said, after being fortunate to edge out Aston Villa and conceding three quick goals to United, more focus arguably needs to be placed on keeping things tight at the back.
Leeds United Premier League form: WLLDWL
West Ham United Premier League form: DLWWWL
As well as Koch being ruled out until next year, fellow defender Diego Llorente will be sidelined for at least two weeks.
Leeds United possible starting lineup:
Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Alioski; Phillips; Raphinha, Klich, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford
West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Masuaku; Bowen, Haller, Benrahma
We say: Leeds United 2-1 West Ham United
Given the circumstances of their defeat against Man United, West Ham will be motivated to shake off that frustration at the earliest opportunity. However, Leeds will fancy their chances in this contest, and we feel that the home side will edge an entertaining encounter by the odd goal in three.
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