David Prutton predicts result of Leeds United clash with Huddersfield Town for Sky Sports
David Prutton has predicted that Leeds United will return to winning ways when they face Huddersfield Town on Saturday 28 October.
The Sky Sports presenter believes that Daniel Farke’s side will immediately bounce back from their defeat to Stoke City on Wednesday (25 October) with a win over their Yorkshire rivals, predicting the Whites will come away 2-0 winners in his Championship predictions.
Farke’s side had been in inspired form prior to their defeat at the Bet365 Stadium, winning each of their last three matches but were their own worst enemy against Alex Neil’s side as Patrick Bamford skied his second-half penalty over the bar.
The Terriers also come into Saturday’s clash on the back of a disappointing 4-0 midweek defeat to Cardiff City, with new manager Darren Moore only winning one match since he succeeded Neil Warnock at John Smith’s Stadium in September.
Put it behind them
If Leeds United have genuine aspirations of winning automatic promotion this season, they have to bounce back quickly from defeat and not allow the result against Stoke to impact their preparation and performance against Moore’s side on Saturday.
Huddersfield are the sort of team that the Whites have to be beating comfortably to keep the pace with Leicester City and Ipswich at the top of the table, otherwise that 14-point gap to the leaders is only going to grow bigger and bigger.
While Wednesday night’s defeat has left many around Elland Road with a bitter taste in their mouth, less than a week ago there was an overwhelming feeling of positivity after Leeds returned from the international break with an outstanding comeback win against Norwich City.
One bad result doesn’t define a season and it certainly doesn’t define a team, however, the true test of this Leeds side will be how they respond on Saturday. If they play anywhere near their best they’ll blow Huddersfield out the water and that would do wonders for the side’s confidence.
The home crowd could well be crucial as well having not seen their side in action at Elland Road since the first week of October and a 2-1 win over Bristol City. Hopefully, United will match Prutton’s prediction and get back on track.