By Will Butcher
Ian Holloway has predicted Leeds will be on the receiving end of a convincing 2-0 Bristol City victory at Ashton Gate on Tuesday night.
The former Blackpool manager has declared himself delighted for Leeds manager Garry Monk, following a tough start to life at Elland Road that saw the Yorkshire giants drop into the relegation zone.
Despite winning their last four league and cup encounters on the bounce, Sky Sports pundit Holloway believes the former Champions League side could find it difficult against Lee Johnson’s side.
“Bristol City beating Fulham twice in one week was unbelievable,” Holloway wrote in his Sky Sports column. “I really like the way they’re playing with a couple of big monsters at the back and Tammy Abraham up front – who is a fantastic young player.
“Leeds are on a great run as well, I’m delighted for Garry Monk as they’ve been brilliant, but I think their bubble will be burst at Ashton Gate.”
The Robins come into the game off the back of an emphatic 4-0 demolition of Slavisa Jokanovic’s Fulham side, and currently sit just two points off the playoffs in 10th position.
However, Monk’s men will draw confidence from three consecutive clean sheets and an in-form striker of their own in Chris Wood, who has scored four times in his last four games.
The last time these two met at Ashton Gate, Leeds looked to have secured a 2-0 win before Kieran Agard and captain Aden Flint both scored in the dying embers of the match.
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