David Prutton has predicted that Leeds United will secure a narrow win against Luton Town when they meet at Elland Road on Tuesday night.
Leeds moved top of the Championship table and eight points clear of third-placed Brentford with a huge 3-0 win against Fulham at the weekend.
Luton, on the other hand, are still battling against relegation but the 23rd-placed Hatters are unbeaten in five and won 1-0 against Swansea last time out.
Sky Sports pundit Prutton cannot see Luton extending their unbeaten run in West Yorkshire on Tuesday night but still thinks it will be a tight game between them and league-leading Leeds, who he tips to win 2-1.
“That was a huge win for Leeds against Fulham on Saturday. They got battered at times in the first half after taking the lead, but Marcelo Bielsa’s changes at the break paid off and it was comfortable in the end. It kept the daylight between themselves and the chasing pack,” Prutton wrote on the Sky Sports website.
“Luton did brilliantly to claim all three points at Swansea. It is four points from six now under Nathan Jones from two tough games and they will have real hopes of survival. They will give it a good go at Elland Road, but I feel they may come unstuck.”
It is quite surprising that Prutton has predicted Luton to score, let alone lose by just the one goal.
Only Cardiff have scored against Leeds in their last seven Championship matches, with clean sheets being kept against the likes of Bristol City and Fulham in that run.
Leeds only conceded to Cardiff because of a couple of errors and after the way they responded against Fulham on Saturday, you would imagine that Bielsa has drilled those mistakes out of the team for the foreseeable future.
Luton have been on a good run but there are still a lot of flaws in that side and there is a reason why they are still where they are in the table.
We’re predicting that Leeds will win 3-0 for a second game on the trot.
That would be enough to take a major stride towards automatic promotion, especially if Brentford and Fulham drop points.
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