David Prutton predicts Leeds clash against QPR
Sky Sports pundit David Prutton believes that Leeds United will get back to winning ways when they face QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday.
Former Leeds midfielder Prutton has predicted that the Whites will earn a 2-1 victory against the West London outfit, having claimed that they have now turned a corner following a dreadful run of form.
Thomas Christiansen’s side are currently eighth in the Championship standings and have won two of their last four fixtures after a terrible run of form between September and early November.
They drew 1-1 with Aston Villa in their last outing a week ago.
QPR on the other hand are in danger territory in 18th spot and although Prutton believes that three points is more valuable to the London side, he has no doubts that his old side will come away victorious this weekend.
“QPR could really do with a victory here. They’ve only picked up a point from their last five games and they could get dragged right into the relegation battle if they don’t improve soon,” he said on the Sky Sports website.
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“Leeds, meanwhile, would have been disappointed not to hold on and beat Aston Villa last week, but they look to have really turned a corner now and I imagine they’ll be back up in or really challenging for a top-six spot soon. Away win.”
Leeds have not won in six fixtures against QPR with their last victory coming in 2011 when they earned a 2-1 win at Loftus Road.
On that occasion, Max Gradel and Ross McCormack were the scorers for United while Heidar Helguson netted for the Rangers.
Ian Holloway’s side are in a desperately poor run of form at the moment, not winning in their last five Championship outings.
They were beaten 1-0 by Preston last week in a game that they were reduced to nine men with red cards to Jamie Mackie and Alex Baptiste.