By Azeem Siddiqui

25th Aug, 2022 | 8:40pm

Paul Merson predicts Leeds United defeat v Brighton & Hove Albian

Paul Merson has predicted that Leeds United will suffer their first defeat of the Premier League season when they face Brighton this weekend.

The Whites have been having a great start to their campaign where they are still unbeaten and have already registered seven points from the first three matches.

In a column for Sportkeeda, Merson was of the opinion Leeds will find it hard to play against Brighton if the home side take their chances.

“This should be a good Premier League game,” he said. “These are two teams that are full of confidence, and they’ve been getting good results so far.

“Leeds got a great result against Chelsea and are in excellent form at the moment. Brighton should have beaten Newcastle, and they got a good result against West Ham.

“If they’ve got their shooting boots on and take their chances, they should be able to win this game.”

Big test

Leeds had a great beginning to their campaign where they registered seven points from first three games.

Those numbers are even more impressive considering that three of them came in the match against Chelsea where the side was just unstoppable on the day and secure a 3-0 win.

Those results must’ve given the Whites a lot of confidence as they will head into a tough contest against a Brighton who are also in-form and have registered significant victories against Manchester United and West Ham United while playing away from home.

The fans will be hoping that Jesse Marsch and his players will continue performing the same way they’ve done this far to ensure another positive result.

Looking at the past record, it does not paint a positive picture as in the four meetings between the teams in the Premier League, Leeds have not managed to register a single win with Brighton winning twice whereas two matches ended in a stalemate [Transfermarkt].

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