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Mark Lawrenson predicts Burnley vs Leeds result

Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he expects Leeds United to have too much for Burnley when the pair meet on Sunday.

The meeting at Turf Moor pits two sides still looking for their first league win of the new campaign against each other.

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They were both given something to smile about in midweek. The Clarets knocked Newcastle out of the Carabao Cup on penalties, while Leeds beat Crewe at Elland Road.

And both Sean Dyche and Marcelo Bielsa will be hoping that those results can spark their seasons into life.

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Leeds did give a much better account of themselves against Everton last weekend. They battled back from behind on two occasions to earn a point.

And Lawrenson believes that the Whites should have enough to get that first league win.

“Something does not seem right at the club, although it is not the manager,” he told BBC Sport, when discussing Burnley as he backed Leeds to win 2-0.

“It will be too much for them against Leeds because whoever Marcelo Bielsa’s side play, they don’t change. They will win more games than they lose and the manager does not let the players get away with anything. It is 90 minutes of sheer sweat, exertion and pressure.”

Leeds looking for repeat of previous trip to Burnley

Burnley actually caused Leeds a lot of problems when they met at Elland Road last season. On that occasion, an early penalty gave the Whites a 1-0 victory.

And it seemed that Dyche’s side may have their number again in the rematch at Turf Moor.

However, Leeds weathered an early storm. And they went on to play some outrageous football on their way to a 4-0 win.

Leeds supporters will probably take any sort of victory right now given how tough a place Burnley can be to go.

But Bielsa will be hoping that his side can pick up where they left off on their previous visit.

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