Sky Sports pundit predicts Leeds v Brentford clash
By Dominic Toner
Ex-Leeds midfielder David Prutton has predicted that his former side will draw 1-1 when they travel to Brentford on Tuesday.
The Whites will head to Griffin Park for a Championship encounter and will be looking to get their promotion bid back on track.
Garry Monk’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat to Reading on Saturday and slipped to fifth in the league table, but are still expected to be involved in the play-offs at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Brentford are sat 12th in the table and have had a moderate campaign.
Sky Sports pundit Prutton has hailed the work of Brentford manager Dean Smith, though, and feels that Leeds will only manage to pick up an away point as they look to react from the Reading loss.
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“Brentford are doing great under Dean Smith this year,” Prutton told Sky Sports. “He’s carried on the mantra set by Mark Warburton of having to replace players with good young ones – and he’s done fantastic.
“This won’t be an easy game for Leeds – although I’m convinced they’ll show a reaction from the Reading game.”
Leeds managed to edge the first meeting against Brentford this season 1-0, with Kyle Bartley scoring a crucial 89th minute winner at Elland Road.
The Yorkshire club will be expecting another close affair and their opponents have won their last two consecutive games, scoring seven goals in the process.
The Whites were unbeaten in their previous seven matches before they lost to Reading and will be looking to put together another run from now until the end of the season.
They have a six-point cushion over seventh-placed Sheffield Wednesday and it will take a dramatic collapse for them to finish outside of the top six.
In other Leeds news, Pablo Hernandez has delivered his verdict on the defeat to Reading.