Football Insider predicts Leeds v Brighton
By Will Butcher
Leeds are set to do battle with Championship promotion rivals Brighton in Saturday’s tea-time kick-off at Elland Road.
The Yorkshire giants come into the game after failing to win in their last two outings, drawing against Fulham and QPR and will be desperate to get back to winning ways.
However, they come up against a side who are known for their sublime away form, which has seen them win nine times in 19 league games, losing on just four occasions.
With Leeds desperate to put their home advantage to good use, Football Insider’s staff have predicted the outcome of this weekend’s clash.
Dom Toner – Leeds 1-1 Brighton
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“I’m expecting a close match in this one; I’m going for a draw. Leeds are nervously looking over their shoulder, with their play-off spot not yet assured.
“Brighton will be buoyant after a 3-0 win over Derby, and I can see them gaining automatic promotion. A good point for both, with Chris Wood and Anthony Knockaert to score.”
Harvey Byrne – Leeds 1-1 Brighton
“Leeds are very strong at Elland Road, while Brighton are the second strongest team in the league on the road.
“Both teams will be gunning for all three points at this late stage of the season, but a point each would also be accepted as a good result.”
Dave Woods – Leeds 1-3 Brighton
“Leeds are having a fantastic season and should easily make the play-offs, but there are two teams above them that are currently playing at a different level.
“Brighton beat them 2-0 at home and I’m going for the same margin of defeat but I think Leeds will get a goal at Elland Road. Anthony Knockaert will be the key man for Brighton and will bag one himself.”
Danny Wright – Leeds 1-1 Brighton
“I think Brighton have been decent against some of the other big teams in the league this season other than Newcastle.
“Leeds, on the other hand, haven’t been scoring enough in recent weeks to prove they’ll get a win.”
Alex Taylor – Leeds 4-4 Brighton
“This one has all the ingredients to be a real Championship classic. Both sides will be desperate for three points as they march towards the Premier League.
“When all is said and done, these two sides are too evenly matched for anyone to win. Expect goals, expect controversy.”
Will Butcher – Leeds 1-0 Brighton
“In contrast to my colleagues, I believe Brighton’s recent losses to Newcastle and Nottingham Forest will give Leeds hope that they can go on and secure three points.
“Alfonso Pedraza has finally found his feet at Elland Road, while Monk’s side are unbeaten in six. Chris Wood to score the only goal of the game.”
In other Leeds news, Liam Bridcutt has made a bold promotion claim ahead of Saturday’s clash.