By Saikat Mandal

16th May, 2022 | 2:10pm

Gary Neville makes Leeds United relegation prediction after draw v Brighton

Gary Neville has made a bold prediction that Leeds United will be relegated at the end of the season.

The Sky Sports pundit has said that the Whites are in “big trouble” at the moment, following their draw against Brighton on Sunday (15 May) at Elland Road.

Burnley and Everton also lost their respective games, but Neville still feels Leeds are likely to go down to the Championship.

“I think Leeds are going to go down, by the way,” said Neville, as posted on Instagram.

“I think they are going to get caught. I might be wrong. But I think they are going to be in big trouble. They are in big trouble, Leeds. 

“Financially, they will be under huge stress if they go down. Most teams are when they go down from the Premier League. That’s the huge gap that exists between the money in the Premier League and in the Championship.

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“But I think Leeds, I never thought this could happen to them, they have got a massive week, as have Burnley and Everton as well. I think them two will get out of it.” 

Close race

It is a close race at the moment, but Leeds are not in control of their own destiny.

After Sunday’s result, Burnley who are in the drop zone, but Neville still feels they will find a way to prevent themselves from getting relegated.

Burnley have two big games coming up, against Aston Villa and Newcastle, and they need at least a win from those two games to secure Premier League safety.

Leeds, in contrast, have only one game left, against Brentford. They need to win their final game at any cost to give themselves a faint chance of staying up.

Everton, in theory, should be safe. In fact, they should have secured the safety had managed a win against Brentford. Instead, Frank Lampard’s nine-man side were beaten by 3-2 at home.

The Toffees will still secure safety if they can pick up a win against Crystal Palace in their next home game.

However, it could become really tense, if they suffer yet another defeat. The Toffees face Arsenal away from home in the final game.

Leeds secured a dramatic draw against Brighton but they are now relying on others to know their fate in the league.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared if Andrea Radrizzani heard fans chants during the Brighton draw.