Sky Sports pundit gives brutally honest verdict on Leeds form, predicts clash v Brentford
By Danny Wright
David Prutton believes that Leeds Untied are “really struggling” to get themselves back to winning ways, but has backed them to stop the rot against Brentford on Saturday.
The Sky Sports pundit has predicted that the Whites will be able to walk away from Griffin Park with a point in a 1-1 draw this weekend.
Leeds go into the game having lost five of their last six league outings and any kind of positivist this weekend may go a long way in helping Thomas Christiansen arrest the current slump that has seen his side slip from top of the table down to seventh.
Brentford, on the other hand, are in polar opposite form to Leeds having avoided defeat in their last eight games, winning their last two.
Former Elland Road midfielder Prutton has admitted that he doesn’t see anyone coming out on top at Griffin Park but has backed Brentford take the advantage through Ollie Watkins.
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“Don’t let the table fool you too much, this is one of the form teams in the division hosting one of the teams that are really struggling. Brentford are making their way through the league now, while Leeds have lost five in six and are in a right bit of bother, as shown by their defeat to Derby from a winning position in midweek,” he said on the Sky Sports website.
“That being said, I think this will be a tight game on Saturday evening at what should be a lively Griffin Park, and I find it tough to separate these two. Score draw.”
Leeds are in a precarious position ahead of their game against Brentford now that they have fell outside of the play-off spots into the spot they finished in under Garry Monk last season.
United are just three points clear of Sheffield Wednesday, who are 14th in the standings, meaning that a return to winning ways is in order if they want to keep their promotion bid alive.
In other Leeds United news, Man United legend Gary Neville has claimed why the Whites have struggled in the transfer market.