By Anthony Onifade

30th Apr, 2023 | 8:40am

Stan Collymore predicts Leeds United showdown v Bournemouth in Premier League

Stan Collymore has provided his prediction for the crucial Premier League clash between Leeds United and Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday [30 April].

The Whites will be looking to claim their first league win in five games and move four points clear of the drop zone when they take on a Cherries side who have all but confirmed their own Premier League status for next season.

And writing in his column for the Sunday People [30 April, page 62], Collymore has predicted that Leeds United will be plundered into more Premier League disaster with a 3-0 loss on the South Coast.

He said: “This is only going one way.

“Gary O’Neil’s troops will absolutely batter Leeds.”

Must-win game

It was such a pivotal result for O’Neil and his men as they all but confirmed their Premier League status for next season after a 1-0 win over their South Coast rivals Southampton on Thursday.

And they had Tavernier to thank who came up with his customary winning goal as he has done for much of the campaign, but his latest muscle injury comes as a major blow for the Cherries and a huge boost for Leeds United.

The Cherries have tasted an impressive upturn in form in recent weeks which has played a part in them now sitting in a healthy position in the Premier League table, seven points off the relegation places.

Leeds United face a tough battle on Sunday, facing off against a rejuvenated side filled with a lot of confidence and the Vitality Stadium has proven a difficult place to go in recent weeks which means Javi Gracia and his men would need to pull off a huge miracle if they are to taste their first win in five games.

It is now last chance saloon for Leeds United as another defeat could well see them drop down into the relegation spots should other results go against them and considering their torrid form and performance levels right now, the Leeds United support could well be in for a difficult trip to the South Coast.

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