RITGK reporters share there predictions as Leeds United look ahead to visiting promotion play-off foes Swansea City.
MATTHEW MCKEITH MATCH PREDICTION
With only 5 points between both sides this game will be a close one I feel. Just like it was the in the first meeting between both teams earlier this season. Much has been said about our ability not to keep a clean sheet and this was certainly demonstrated in the midweek three all draw against Barnsley. However I feel Grayson will get a reaction out of the players and can see us really punishing the Swans with a solid performance with a two nil win.
JEFF GRIFFITHS MATCH PREDICTION
I might be going mad but I think the defence might just respond to the recent criticism. The back 5 answered its critics with back to back clean sheets but reverted back its old ways in the games against Norwich and particularly Barnsley. I think the whole team need to respond to send a message out to the rest of the league in front of the sky cameras. For some reason I just see it been untypical of our season, a dogged defensive display and a scrappy goal on the break. One nil mighty whites!
KEVIN O’CONNOR MATCH PREDICTION
I have a good feeling about this one. Leeds will know they have to win to keep in touch with the top two. A combination of our good away record, Swansea’s poor form against the top six and Robert Snodgrass’ odd record of only scoring on the road will be the deciding factors – I think we’ll take a 2-0 lead pretty early on and the Swans will make it a nervous second half. Three points for Leeds and a step closer to automatic promotion in front of the cameras will make my weekend .
CHRIS CARRA MATCH PREDICTION
Swansea will be looking for their third win this week when they face Leeds on Saturday. Second in the table, the Swans will have a huge home crowd spurring them on, despite the game being televised. With the majority of goals this season coming from midfielders, Swansea’s newest front man, Luke Moore, will be hoping to put in a good performance for the strikers and he’ll be looking for his second goal in front of the cameras. It’ll be a close game, maybe 1-1, though Swansea could just edge a 2-1 win, boosting their promotion hopes.