David Prutton makes strange claim about Leeds, predicts clash v Ipswich
By Danny Wright
David Prutton believes that Leeds United will get back to winning ways when Ipswich travel to Elland Road as Championship action resumes on Saturday.
The former Whites midfielder has predicted that Thomas Christiansen’s men will earn a 2-0 win over the Suffolk club to keep themselves top of the standings before their crucial showdown with Cardiff on Tuesday night.
Leeds will want to try and get their promotion bid back on track this weekend after last week saw them suffer their first loss of the season, as well as concede the first goal since the opening day, at Millwall.
Sky Sports pundit Prutton has now strangely claimed that the defeat at the New Den could ease some pressure off the Whites squad, even though the reverse saw two of their league rivals catch up with their points tally at the top of the Championship table.
“In a strange way Leeds losing last week may not have been too bad for them in the long run. I fancied them to win at Millwall but a defeat may have taken the pressure off a little bit,” he said on the Sky Sports website.
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“They made a lot of changes in the week against Burnley but still got a good result so there won’t be an end to the feel-good factor at Elland Road, and they’ll have too much for Ipswich on Saturday.”
Leeds are level on points with Wolves and Cardiff at the summit of the table as well as being only two points ahead of sixth place after last week’s loss.
Although it’s still early days in this season, a better result at Millwall would have put them in a much more commanding position at the top of the table and surely would have meant that there was less pressure on them to get a result against Ipswich on their home turf.
No Championship club has managed to score a goal at Elland Road this season, and it seems that run is going to continue, according to Prutton.
In other Leeds United news, this 27-year-old has admitted he is facing the axe for the clash with Ipswich.