'Relentless' – Sky pundit predicts top-two race will be blown wide open as Leeds face Barnsley
Leeds United are on the brink of the Premier League with just three games left in the Championship – the next against Barnsley at Elland Road on Thursday.
And this could be the game that does it, with rivals Brentford and West Brom playing before Leeds.
Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has predicted an easy home win for Leeds but he thinks the race for the top-two will be blown wide open with West Brom losing to Fulham.
He thinks that Leeds will run out 2-0 winners in their game, while West Brom will lose 2-1.
And Prutton thinks Brentford will keep their incredible winning run going, by beating Preston at home to make it eight-in-a-row.
That would be enough for them to move into second on goal difference.
It would leave both sides six points back from Leeds with just six points to play for.
Prutton called Brentford “relentless” and said they would be too good for Preston.
Time to get over the line
That would leave things on a knife-edge for Leeds. Leeds currently have a better goal difference than West Brom but a significantly worse one over Brentford.
It would take a monumental disaster for Leeds to miss out on promotion if the results do go the way of Prutton’s predictions.
They’d have to lose both games and both the Baggies and Brentford would have to win all their remaining fixtures. That would mean a run of 10 consecutive wins for Brentford.
However, it would leave the promotion party on ice and we’d much rather go to Derby on Sunday with it done and dusted – especially as we’ll have two fewer days to recover for the game with Derby playing today.
Derby would like nothing more than to put a dent in our promotion hopes and they’re still in with an outside shot of making the play-offs.
However, the bottom line is that we can only keep winning ourselves and not worry about what’s happening elsewhere.
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