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14-04-2023 | 22:22 Football
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"This is just impossible to call". Chris Sutton makes prediction on Leeds United vs Liverpool
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"This is just impossible to call". Chris Sutton makes prediction on Leeds United vs Liverpool

Leeds United host Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday, April 17. The Whites are currently battling to stay in the league for the 2023/24 season, meanwhile, the Reds are 8th with 12 points behind 4th placed Manchester United.

Ahead of the game, BBC Sport's football expert Chris Sutton has made his prediction. According to Sutton, the game will end in a draw with a 1-1 score.

"This is just impossible to call. Which Leeds side will turn up, and for how long... and what kind of performance do we get from Liverpool this time?" said Sutton on BBC.

"Leeds were actually really good in the first half against Crystal Palace last week but they completely collapsed after the break. Liverpool kind of did the opposite against Arsenal, making such a poor start before fighting back. I really don't understand why it took the Xhaka incident to fire them up and get them playing with the right intensity.

"Jurgen Klopp's side have struggled on the road this season, particularly against teams in the bottom half of the table but you have to consider what damage that heavy Palace defeat has done to Leeds' confidence at Elland Road. They need to show they are not as fragile as they appear.

"Liverpool's defence and midfield has been a long way below their best this season, but their attack has still been a handful - so surely Leeds won't keep them out.

"Equally, you just don't know what you are going to get from the Reds defensively at the moment - I don't see them keeping a clean sheet either, even against a team who seem to waste a lot of chances."

Leeds approach the game having suffered a 5-1 defeat against Crystal Palace during the last weekend, meanwhile, the Reds played a 2-2 draw with league leaders Arsenal.


source - BBC

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