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David Prutton predicts more Leeds United stalling against Swansea City

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A full complement of midweek Championship action is scheduled over the next two days, with one of the fixtures being Leeds United’s Wednesday evening meeting with Swansea City.

Talk ahead of the game has been about Daniel James’ involvement after a failed deadline day move to Elland Road.

But Marcelo Bielsa’s side must be focused on the task at hand if they are to have any chance of regaining top stop.

The Whites left it late to earn a point at the Riverside last weekend and will know they need to be better if they are to see off a resolute Swansea outfit tomorrow evening.

Leeds are in an indifferent run of form having not won in two matches, and only managing two victories in their last seven – but they remain in touch of leaders Norwich, sitting just two points behind them.

Graham Potter, meanwhile, oversaw a solid win over Millwall last weekend and will be hoping that performance is replicated and bettered tomorrow night when the Jack Army head to Elland Road.

The Swans are six points off the play-offs and will need a win to keep their interest piqued in making the top-six.

Potter’s side have every reason to be buoyant, having won three of their last six matches to keep in touch at the top.

Ahead of the midweek round of matches, Sky Sports offered David Prutton the chance once more to predict the outcome of this particular fixture.

The EFL presenter said: “Leeds have got to do something to get back to winning ways.

“The Daniel James transfer saga will provide a nice little narrative to this, but I don’t think this will be as straightforward for Leeds as they might think.

“Playing against a Swansea side that has been dismantled over the course of the season, whose aim is to finish safely in mid-table.

“Leeds would have sat and watched the East Anglian derby and seen Norwich come away with a 3-0 win over Ipswich that put them back to the top of the table so they’ll want to win this, but I’m going for a draw, 1-1.”

The Verdict

Leeds United have been a little hit and miss lately – could that be down to their exhausting training regime?

Who knows, but they will need to improve if they are to continue setting the pace with the Canaries at the top of the league.

Swansea are hitting form and playing well, and it could be the perfect time to play the Whites this evening on the back of last weekend’s win.

I predict a shock result; I think Swansea will edge this 2-1.

Thoughts? Let us know! 


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