'Feast or famine' - Michael Owen predicting Leeds United defeat at Brighton despite recent run
MICHAEL Owen believes Leeds United's unbeaten recent run will come to an end at Brighton today - despite the "great efforts" against Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United.
Marcelo Bielsa's Whites are heading for Saturday's 3pm kick-off at the Amex sat ninth in the Premier League table and unbeaten in their last six games.
The last three of those games have come against City, Liverpool and the Red Devils yet Owen is now forecasting a Whites defeat at fourth-bottom Brighton.
Writing on his blog for BetVictor, former England striker turned co-commentator and pundit Owen said: "Leeds travel to Brighton after taking a point against Manchester United last Sunday.
"As I’ve mentioned previously, it’s either feast or famine with Leeds, but if you offered Marcelo Bielsa a point before kick-off, he’d probably have taken it.
"It’s been difficult to get a handle on Brighton all season long.
"I think most would agree that they’re better than their league position would suggest, however, last week’s defeat against Sheffield United was typical of how it’s gone.
"The visitors have had a string of extremely difficult matches.
"To be undefeated after playing City, Liverpool and Manchester United is a great effort.
"However, the dynamic slightly changes when you go into a match where fans will be expecting a result.
"That combined with fatigue, makes me think we could see a home win here.
"It’s 1-0 Brighton for me."
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Thank you Laura Collins