'Massive game' - David Prutton and Phil Thompson predict Leeds clash v Brentford
David Prutton has predicted that Brentford will take all three points when Leeds United travel to Griffin Park on Tuesday evening.
The former Whites midfielder has claimed that the Bees will win 2-1 whilst going on to question just how much longer their slump will continue in the Championship.
The Sky Sports pundit believes that Marcelo Bielsa will not have happy memories of his last trip to London to face Tuesday’s opponents, and that is part of the reasoning behind his recent prediction.
Prutton admitted that this is the standout fixture of the week, and it would be the perfect opportunity for Leeds to turn around their current run of form.
“For me, this is the standout fixture this midweek,” he wrote in his Sky Sports prediction blog.
“Brentford showed their battling spirit to beat Middlesbrough and close on the top two on Saturday, while Leeds were comprehensively beaten away at Nottingham Forest – how much longer will their slump last?
“Marcelo Bielsa’s men won’t have happy memories of their last trip to Griffin Park when a 2-0 defeat in April all but ended their hopes of automatic promotion to the Premier League, and I think they may leave disappointed once more.
Phil Thompson also predicted the same scoreline as Prutton, putting it down to the home side’s great record at Griffin Park.
“It is a massive game for both sides but Brentford have enjoyed their last season at Griffin Park thus far, and this will continue.”
Leeds have a less than impressive recent record against Brentford and haven’t scored more than one goal in a single game against them in their past 13 meetings [Sky Sports].
Only three of those 13 games have delivered wins, including the reverse fixture earlier this season. The Whites haven’t won at Griffin Park in 69 years, and Tuesday would be the perfect opportunity for that to change given the current run of form.
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