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Paul Robinson has predicted that Leeds are going to beat Fulham 3-1 in the headline clash in the Championship at 3pm on Saturday.
He also said it’s a “must-win” if Leeds don’t want to make things tricky for themselves and that a defeat could see teams bunch up behind them.
It’s a huge weekend in the Championship with the top four all playing each other. West Brom travel to Brentford in the Friday night kick-off.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “It’s a massive game. I saw the first two games as key games for the rest of the season.
“If they want to make it easy for themselves then Saturday is a must-win for Leeds. If they don’t win then teams start to bunch up and the table looks really different.
“Things won’t seem as easy as they were a few weeks back if Leeds lose.
“It’s a very winnable game, though… Home advantage, Hernandez hopefully coming back in, Leeds with 90 minutes under their belt.
“It’s a tough game but a winnable one. I think Leeds will win 3-1 after the disappointment of last week, they will get back on track.
“They showed defensive problems last week so I don’t think they will keep a clean sheet but I back them to capitalise on a lot of possession and chances.”
Leeds could have opened up a 10-point gap over Fulham if they’d beaten Cardiff last week.
However, it’s as you were through lockdown now, with Fulham seven points back and Brentford one further back in fourth.
Pablo Hernandez is set for a late fitness test ahead of Saturday’s game, while Tyler Roberts has been declared fit.
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