Sky Sports’ pundit David Prutton has delivered his verdict ahead of Leeds United’s Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
The Whites welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Elland Road on Saturday looking for their first win on home soil since their 2-0 victory over Hull City a month ago.
Despite only one victory in their last six league games, the Whites are on a three-match unbeaten streak and will look to extend their gap at the top of table on Saturday.
United showed the nation how well they can play after a pulsating first half in their televised FA Cup clash at Arsenal on Monday despite suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat.
In contrast the Owls have suffered three straight defeats in the league, but will take confidence from an impressive 1-0 FA Cup win at Premier League Brighton last time out.
Although in contrasting form the former midfielder believes a score draw is on the cards at Elland Road, predicting a 2-2 result.
Writing for Sky Sports, Prutton said on Thursday: “Leeds were brilliant for 45 minutes against Arsenal in the FA Cup on Monday night, and their fans will be hoping that’s a sign of things to come next season, they are top of the league and have a big gap to third, but need to focus on the job at hand.”
On Wednesday Prutton said: “Sheffield Wednesday had a really poor festive season, losing their last three on the spin. Despite their poor form, I fancy them to get a point.”
Normally I find myself agreeing with Prutton, but I am tempted to disagree with him here and go for a narrow Leeds win.
It should be a close contest with Wednesday bound to buoyed by their recent FA Cup exploits, but striker Steven Fletcher will be missing which could mean an uphill battle for Garry Monk’s men.
Leeds have been handed a boost with the potential return of Pablo Hernandez and should the Whites perform the way they did at Arsenal, I can only see Marcelo Bielsa’s men walking away with the three points.
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