Mark Lawrenson reveals intriguing Leeds United scoreline prediction ahead of weekend clash
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In his weekly predictions column for BBC Sport, pundit and broadcaster Mark Lawrenson offered his verdict on the most likely scoreline, and tipped a 3-0 home win for the Whites.
Explaining his choice, Lawro claimed: "Sheffield United were extremely competitive in their last game, against Chelsea in the FA Cup sixth-round, but they still lost.
“That has been the story of the Blades' season, really, and the only thing still in doubt is when their relegation will be confirmed.“Leeds edged it 1-0 with an 86th-minute winner when these two sides met at Bramall Lane at the start of the season. I'm expecting them to find things a bit easier this time.”
Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, singer-songwriter David Gray, backed Leeds to edge it 1-0, and stated: "This one should be quite feisty.”
Speaking ahead of the big game, Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa updated the Yorkshire Evening Post on his squad's current injury issues, and revealed: “The group is healthy and both (Rodrigo and Pablo Hernandez) are healthy too, but there is always a difference between the ideal fitness and the time that you have.“The situation with Mateusz Klich is in the process of being solved. There is a protocol that needs to be completed and we'll see what the consequences are. The protocol has not been finalised so we don't know what the results will be.”