David Prutton has warned Leeds United that Brentford are closing in on the Championship’s top-two positions.
Brentford have beaten Fulham, West Brom and Reading since the season restarted last month and that has moved them within five points of second-placed Albion and six behind first-placed Leeds.
Thomas Frank’s men have a tricky showdown with Wigan this weekend, a game which Prutton believes will end 1-1, but he is still wary of the Bees catching up with Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
“Brentford have done all they can to keep the pressure up on Leeds and West Brom since the restart. They just have to maintain their composure and form, and you never know,” Prutton wrote on the Sky Sports website.
Leeds play Blackburn at Ewood Park on Saturday and Prutton has predicted that match will end in a 1-0 win for the Whites.
If Prutton’s predictions are correct then this could be a big weekend for Leeds.
The former midfielder has also predicted Nottingham Forest to draw so if all goes the way Prutton predicts, the Yorkshire giants could have an eight-point gap to third.
Blackburn are not an easy team to play against but Leeds do have a good record against them in recent seasons, winning six of the last seven meetings.
Tony Mowbray’s men have also lost their last two matches, but with the play-offs still realistic for them, they will want to bounce back by pulling off a huge shock versus Leeds.
It’s up to Biesla and his players to stop that happening and after the disappointment of the draw with Luton on Tuesday, we’re backing them to do just that and agree with Prutton’s 1-0 prediction.
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