Sky Sports expert predicts Leeds United result against Man Utd
Leeds United take on Premier League rivals Manchester United on Sunday February 20 at Elland Road.
The atmosphere at Elland Road is sure to be electrifying, but it remains to be seen if Leeds can live up to the challenge.
The Whites are winless in their last three Premier League games, and Sky Sports pundit Lewis Jones has predicted yet another defeat for the home side.
Jones wrote for Sky Sports while predicting a 3-1 defeat for Leeds: “Investing in Manchester United to score the Leeds goal looks like an angle to exploit and I have headed to individual player markets looking for some value.
“Incredibly, despite scoring six goals in his last 13 appearances for England, he [Harry Maguire] hasn’t scored for United in over a year. The signs are there that could be about to change, as he has registered three shots on target in his last three matches.
“Now he comes up against a side that love to take set pieces. Leeds have scored 11 Premier League goals from set pieces this season, not including penalties.
It’s a huge game for Leeds and a positive result could lift the whole atmosphere at the club.
Considering the injury issues they have had this season, one thing that has happened for Leeds is that they have been unpredictable.
On that day they can produce a thrilling 3-2 away win against West Ham, while the Whites also lost 3-0 away at Goodison Park.
There is a lack of consistency in the squad, and that’s why no one knows how Leeds will play against the Red Devils.
It’s really frustrating for the manager, but that’s how it is this season. With Liverpool and Tottenham matches to follow, it’s essential that they put in a massive performance on Sunday.
Jack Harrison has been in decent form lately, while Raphinha will once again be Los Blancos’ key man. Dan James is another player to watch as he faces his former club.
In other Leeds United news, the club are seriously considering a manager as Bielsa’s successor.