By Mark Smith

5th Nov, 2020 | 4:10pm

'Dangerous' - Mark Lawrenson predicts winner in Leeds clash v Crystal Palace

Mark Lawrenson has backed Leeds United to bounce back with a win in their upcoming Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

The BBC pundit has predicted that the Whites will win 2-1 at Selhurst Park in their last clash before the international break.

Both sides go into the game on the back of disappointing defeats against Wolves and Leicester and will want three points.

Lawrenson has claimed that Palace will sit deep, but that may be their undoing against a “dangerous” Leeds side.

“Crystal Palace have had the fewest shots of any team in the Premier League, with 57 in seven games, while only Liverpool have had more than Leeds with 96,” he wrote for the BBC.

“It will be interesting to see what Eagles boss Roy Hodgson does here – will he completely allow Leeds to take the game to his side and then look to pick them off?

“That is what Palace did against Fulham last week but Leeds are a lot more dangerous.”

Comparing the two sides, they certainly have contrasting styles.

Leeds have scored five more goals, created nearly double the number of chances and are on top in all departments in an attacking sense.

Palace prefer to sit deep and counter-attack with the likes of Wilfried Zaha, and have conceded fewer goals this season.

Having identical records, this game on paper looks tight.

Leeds will be expecting to have considerable more possession at Selhurst Park, and if they can take advantage of that, they will have a great chance of taking all three points.

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