Sky Sports pundits Jeff Stelling, Matt Le Tissier and Charlie Nicholas have all predicted a Leeds United home win at Elland Road on Saturday.
Le Tissier has predicted the biggest margin of victory, with a 2-0 victory for Leeds – that result would mean a first clean sheet in 13 games for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
Nicholas thinks the game will be entertaining, with Leeds coming out on top of a five-goal thriller. He thinks Leeds will pick up all three points in a 3-2 win.
Stelling has predicted a 2-1 win for Leeds that would keep Bielsa’s men in second place in the Championship.
That’s the good news. However, all three pundits think that Fulham will beat Barnsley at Craven Cottage on Saturday as well, with Le Tissier saying that while they were lucky to get a point against Millwall, “I do not think they will struggle at all against a Barnsley side who are nine points adrift of safety”.
All three pundits were giving their predictions on the Sky Sports Super Six website.
Leeds desperately need a win. Just two victories in the last 11 league games have seen them slip six points behind West Brom at the top of the table.
More worryingly, the chasing pack are now all bunched up with just three points separating Leeds from Bristol City in seventh.
West Brom have the chance to go nine points clear when they play the early kick-off at The Hawthorns against Nottingham Forest tomorrow.
Leeds fans will be hoping that happens with Forest one of the chasing pack, two points off second place. Leeds supporters know that they don’t need to win the league to go up – second place will be fine.
A win for Forest would see Leeds drop out of the top two ahead of their 3pm kick-off.
The bookies have West Brom as the favourites for the title for the first time this season at evens. Leeds are still odds-on to finish in the top two at 1/2. Brentford are 2/1 and Fulham are as big as 9/2 to finish in the automatic promotion spots.
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