David Prutton has given his prediction for the Leeds United’s upcoming Championship fixture away at Hull City, in conversation with Love Sport Radio.
The Elland Road side has won their last three Championship games by one goal to nil, putting an end to the poor form which affected the Whites at the turn of the year.
At present, Bielsa’s charges sit five points clear of third-placed Fulham after 35 games played.
Up next for Leeds is Saturday’s early kickoff at Hull, a side nervously looking over their shoulders, with just a four-point gap between themselves and the bottom three following a severe downturn in form.
The Tigers have not won in their last nine matches, with seven defeats and just two draws in that time, and two of their best players this season – Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki – left the club in January.
“I think from Hull’s point of view, it’s going to be a lack of firepower that they’ve lost with regard to Bowen going and Grosicki going which means they find themselves in a tricky situation between now and the end of the season,” Prutton told Love Sport Radio. “Got to get the points on the board to make sure they are safe.
“But Leeds are in town – very, very ominous. Three wins on the spin; three, one-nil wins when at one stage it felt like the blip that they were enduring and West Brom was going to draw the chasing pack back in, it’s now back to five points between second and third… I see Leeds going there and winning two-nil.”
Leeds are back in business, overcoming their increasingly worrying drop in form in the New Year with three wins in a row and three clean sheets.
Hull, meanwhile, are not only freefalling towards the lower reaches of the Championship table, but will have to fight on having lost two of their best players to January moves.
Nonetheless, Leeds will need to be careful as they will be up against a side which is going to battle for their Championship lives.
Bearing in mind the Whites have found themselves on the receiving end of some poor results this season against teams they were heavily fancied against, nothing should be taken for granted.