By Danny Wright
David Prutton believes that Leeds United will be unable to build on their win against Middlesbrough when they come to blows with Championship leaders Wolves on Wednesday night.
The Sky Sports pundit has backed Nuno Espirito Santo’s side to prevail in a 2-1 outcome for the hosts at Molineux to keep themselves perched at the top of the standings.
Leeds will be high on confidence after returning to winning ways by beating Garry Monk’s Boro 2-1 on Sunday, but ex-Whites midfielder Prutton reckons that beating Wolves will present them with too big a task to build up some momentum.
“Now this is a big game. Leeds should have their tails up after beating Middlesbrough on Sunday, but there are no tougher games at this level right now than a trip to Molineux,” he said on his predictions on the Sky Sports website.
“Wolves are flying and don’t look like being beaten right now, and if they get the first goal I can’t see Leeds coming back at them. This should be a home win.”
Leeds are seventh in the Championship standings, just outside the play-off spots having arrested an alarming slump in form at the weekend.
They have won just one of seven games prior to beating Boro having slipped from top of the table down to 11th in a matter of two months.
Wolves have since replaced the Whites at the top and are two points clear of Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United.
The Blades welcome Fulham to Bramall Lane on Tuesday night so they could go above Wolves prior to the game to put pressure on Nuno’s men to get a result.