Date: 26th August 2017 at 11:47am
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By Harvey Byrne

Former midfielder and Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has predicted Leeds and Nottingham Forest to cancel each other out on Saturday evening.

The Yorkshire giants are currently preparing for a clash against Mark Warburton’s Forest side which will see fifth take on fourth at the City Ground.

The last time the two sides met in January Leeds ran out 2-0 victors with goals coming from Chris Wood and Souleymane Doukara.

Those two have now left Elland Road and Prutton believes Leeds will find it tougher on Saturday evening, predicting a 2-2 draw and Nottingham Forest’s Daryl Murphy to bag first.

“This is so tough for me to call! I have a lot of love for both of my former clubs and I’m struggling to split the two,” told Prutton to the Sky Sports website.

“It should be a cracking game at the City Ground, with plenty of attacking football from both sides. I’m going for a high-scoring draw.”

Leeds have started the campaign unbeaten in all competitions under summer appointment Thomas Christiansen with four league and cup victories alongside two goalless draws in the Championship.

Nottingham Forest, meanwhile have won five matches in the league and EFL Cup, but they have also suffered a 2-1 defeat against Barnsley earlier in the month.

Both of the prestigious sides will have promotion as their aim this season and they will both be gunning for the three points on Saturday ahead of the international break.

In other Leeds news, Garry Monk has responded to this reported Whites striker bid.

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