‘Very close' - Mark Lawrenson reveals Leeds United prediction ahead of weekend clash
Leeds United are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Whites continued their fine run of form by holding arch-rivals Manchester United to a goalless draw - a result which followed up a draw with Liverpool and a win over Manchester City - last weekend, and they'll be looking for another strong performance against the Seagulls tomorrow.
In his weekly predictions piece for BBC Sport, pundit and broadcaster Mark Lawrenson turned his attention to Leeds' clash against Brighton, and tipped the visitors to bag a 2-1 win on the road.
Justifying his prediction, the ex-Liverpool defender contended: “I watched Brighton win at Elland Road in January and I'd argue the Seagulls haven't played better than that very often this season.
“Graham Potter's side stood up to Leeds that day, and in the end they won comfortably - although typically they only scored once.
“This time, I think it is going to be very close. It would help Leeds if Raphinha is back from injury but they are on a great run anyway.”
Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, Royal Blood drummer and Brighton fan Ben Thatcher, backed his side to win 2-1, and said: “I don't see Fulham and West Brom catching us now. I think they are just a little bit too far behind, but I'd like us to make sure of that. We beat Leeds at their place, so I'm going for the same again.”