By Beck Pascal

17th May, 2022 | 10:30am

Andy Townsend shares damning Leeds United relegation prediction

Andy Townsend has admitted that his “biggest worry” is for Leeds United amid the Premier League’s relegation battle. 

The Whites currently sit just one point above the drop zone with one game to play as they travel to Brentford on the last day of the season.

Jesse Marsch’s side could drop down into the bottom three should Burnley avoid a loss against Aston Villa on Thursday [May 19] which doesn’t fill the talkSPORT pundit with hope for the Whites.

Townsend said as per talkSPORT: “The last day of the season, I mean, anything can happen. 

“Literally, anything could happen and it could go crazy and there are going to be moments where fans in one game that fans are hearing that all of a sudden their rivals have scored and it’s going to be one of those sorts of days.

“It always is when you go into the final day with plenty at stake and three teams still involved. 

“I, like you [Andy Goldstein], don’t think Everton will go down, I don’t they will go down. 

“My biggest worry is for Leeds, that is my biggest worry. If I was a Leeds fan today – even though they are sitting a point above Burnley I would probably worry more so for them than anyone else. 

“Purely at the fact that Burnley have a couple of bites at it to get some more points.”

Crunch time.

All Leeds can do now is focus on themselves and hope that Burnley and Everton drop points. 

The Blues look nailed on to avoid the drop as they sit two points above the relegation zone whilst still having two games to play but things can change in a blink of an eye and if Frank Lampard’s side fails to win against Crystal Palace on Thursday [May 19], they will be dragged back into the dog fight. 

Mike Jackson’s Clarets team looks to be the Elland Road outfits’ escape route. They face two tough games against Aston Villa and Newcastle who have both found form of late whilst sitting below Leeds in the table.

As it stands, the pressure is more on Burnley who have to go out and win their games in hand or at least pickup points. 

It was massively disappointing not to have beaten Brighton at home last time out but the Whites added a point to their tally and put the onus back on their rivals to respond.

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