By George Overhill

12th May, 2022 | 5:10pm

Jeff Stelling predicts Leeds United result in Brighton clash, Sky Sports pundit thinks different

Jeff Stelling predicts Leeds United to suffer more misery with the visit of Brighton on Sunday (15 May) in the Premier League.

After the 3-0 defeat by Chelsea at Elland Road on Wednesday (11 May) the Whites are sitting in the relegation zone, level on points with Burnley above them but having played a game more.

United have now lost the last three and are winless in four, and Sky Sports host Stelling expects that to become four consecutive defeats as he has predicted the Seagulls to win 2-1 as part of Sky’s Super 6.

Graham Potter’s men are in excellent form, coming off a 4-0 thrashing of Manchester United, but Neil Mellor thinks Jesse Marsch’s depleted side can take a valuable point from the game with a 1-1 draw.

Wins are what the club needs right now, but anything towards survival is better than nothing.


It’s hard to fans to feel confident about anything at the moment, after two games where the chance to take something was thrown away so early.

Mason Mount’s early goal at Elland Road was followed up with a wild Dan James challenge that saw him sent off, to give the home side a mountain to climb.

That would be bad enough in isolation, but coming straight after Luke Ayling had been shown red for his own lunge when already trailing against Arsenal at the weekend it feels like the fight against the drop is being lost.

Fortunes have taken a huge dip in a short space of time, and while it started off being a matter of much-improved results among relegation rivals it also now includes failures from the Whites.

Brighton have only lost once since the start of April, against prospective champions Manchester City, and have beaten Man United, Tottenham and Arsenal in that time.

If Marsch is going to get anything from this game he is going to have to implement a major change of some sort because hopes aren’t high right now.

In other Leeds United news, there is not “tolerance” for the manager’s positivity in the current situation according to Phil Hay.