Jeff Stelling and Chris Kamara deliver score predictions ahead of Leeds United showdown vs Everton

Sky Sports pundit Jeff Stelling has backed Leeds United to edge out Everton when the two sides come up against each other at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 21st August 2021, 10:56 am
Marcelo Bielsa, Manager of Leeds United. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

The Whites started their campaign off with a 5-1 defeat against bitter rivals Manchester United, while Rafa Benitez’s men saw off Southampton in a fairly routine 3-1 victory.

But Stelling believes that Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites have what it takes to come away with all three points as Elland Road welcomes back a capacity crowd for the first time since the club were promoted back to the top flight.

Speaking to Super 6, the Soccer Saturday host is backing Leeds to win 1-0.

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Meanwhile, Sky Sports colleagues Chris Kamara and Laura Woods have predicted a sharing of the spoils, with both opting for 1-1 draws.

Only one pundit has backed Leeds to score more than one goal, with Neil Mellor forecasting a 2-1 win for the Whites, spurred on by a vocal home crowd.

He said: "The Premier League has been waiting for a packed out Elland Road, and the players will react to this.

"Marcelo Bielsa's side made the worst possible start to the campaign with a 5-1 thrashing against Manchester United, but three points against a decent Everton outfit will certainly put them at ease."

Leeds enjoyed mixed fortunes against Everton last season. The Whites picked up a 1-0 win when the two sides met at Goodison Park last November, with Raphinha scoring the vital goal.

The Toffees edged out Bielsa’s side in the return fixture, however, recording a 2-1 win.