David Prutton predicts result of Leeds United showdown v Hull City for Sky Sports
David Prutton has predicted Leeds United will make it back-to-back wins in the Championship when they face Hull City on Wednesday 20 September.
The Sky Sports presenter believes that Daniel Farke’s attacking resources will carry too much of a threat for Liam Rosenior’s side to deal with and the Whites will pick up another three points, suggesting that Leeds will win 2-1 at MKM Stadium.
Leeds have been strong on their travels so far this season, beating both Millwall and Ipswich Town away from home and now that Farke’s side appear to have found their feet, Prutton believes they’ll get the better of their Yorkshire rivals.
Writing in his Sky Sports Championship predictions [19 September] he said: “Hull battled for a good point against Coventry on Friday night, meaning they are still unbeaten since opening day. It just helps keep that momentum going when you’re picking up points.
“Leeds blew Millwall away on Sunday. We saw again how potent that front four can be. Hull dealt well with Leicester a few weeks ago, but I just feel as though United will have too much on this occasion.”
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In the win at The Den on Sunday, it felt as though Leeds were going to score every time they attacked, such was the pace and intricacy of the Whites’ play going forward. If they play like that against Hull, there is no way they’ll be able to stop it.
The truth is that if their attack functions like that every week, there will be very defences that stop them running riot, no matter if they’re home or away. But for Leeds to continue their climb up the table, they’ll likely need to be better defensively.
Millwall could have put them to the sword, Gary Rowett’s side had 12 attempts on goal at The Den, only two less than the Whites and if Leeds afford the same opportunities to Hull, they’ll likely put them away.
Prutton is probably right to predict an open game with goals from both sides and should Leeds play to anywhere near the standard that they can produce going forward, they should have more than enough to make it three away wins on the spin.
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