TalkSPORT pundit does instant Leeds United relegation U-turn live on air after Newcastle United realisation
Darren Bent predicts Leeds United will be relegated from the Premier League based on how many points they and their rivals will win before the season ends.
Sam Allardyce now has three games to try and keep the Whites in the Premier League after results on Monday put them down to 19th in the standings.
Leeds’ final games are against Newcastle at home, West Ham away and then Tottenham at home.
Bent did originally think the Whites would get no points but when he realised they play Newcastle at Elland Road on Saturday (13 May), he backed the Yorkshire club to win.
TalKSPORT host Andy Goldstein said live on air on Tuesday (9 May, 4:12pm): “We’ve never done this before. Forest’s last three games are Chelsea, Arsenal, Palace. How many points will they get out of those three?”
Bent said: “One.”
Goldstein then asked: “Everton have got Man City, Wolves and Bournemouth.”
Bent said: “Three. At home to Bournemouth.”
Bent then predicted Leicester to win four more points before being asked how many points Leeds will get against Newcastle, West Ham and Tottenham.
“None. They’re not going to get anything… Hmm, Newcastle at home? Do you know what? I’m going to say Leeds get three.”
Goldstein then adds up the points and says that as well as Southampton going down, Bent has predicted Leeds will go down with 33 and Leicester or Nottingham Forest would go down on goal difference.
We’re not sure why Bent thinks we have much of a chance of beating Newcastle at home this weekend.
Out of the three remaining games Leeds have, it’s arguably the toughest one because West Ham have nothing to play for in the league anymore and they could be caught off-guard at the London Stadium next week. And with Tottenham, they’ve been terrible this season and could be there for the taking.
Leeds have the toughest of Sam Allardyce’s final four games over and done with, at least.
We may have lost at the Etihad but a lot of encouragement can be drawn from only losing 2-1 against Pep Guardiola’s in-form side.
If Leeds can keep Erling Haaland at bay, they can do the same against Callum Wilson, Alexander Isak and even Harry Kane.
It’s just the other end of the pitch where we worry because Patrick Bamford doesn’t suit Big Sam’s style of play at all because his ability to hold the ball up is non-existent.
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has now shared what he’s been told about Big Sam at Thorp Arch.