Ian Holloway says Leeds United were a car wreck, predicts opening day misery

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Ian Holloway predicts Burnley will beat Leeds United at Elland Road.

Former Millwall manager Ian Holloway has told SkySports he sees Burnley beating Leeds United at Elland Road this weekend.

Leeds host the recently relegated Championship side in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off, with a crowd approaching 30,000 expected.

Confidence at Leeds has rarely been higher heading into a season, after an impressive summer of transfers, a positive new appointment of Uwe Rosler as boss, and no off field distractions undermining their progress.

Holloway is not however buying in, still put off by the rollercoaster of a season Leeds endured in 2014/15, with three permanent managers hired and fired and owner Massimo Cellino suspended by the Football League.

He told SkySports he foresees a 1-0 win for Burnley this weekend, adding: "I hope they can sort it out down at Elland Road. It's been a car wreck down there; they're underachieving and yet they've got those magnificent fans.

"It's Yorkshire v Lancashire - an extra bit of spice - but I fancy Burnley strongly in this one. They've been up and down but I think Sean Dyche is an excellent manager. I know them inside out because I used to live up there and I reckon they'll ride the departure of Danny Ings, no problem."

Leeds beat Premier League side Everton at Elland Road last weekend, albeit an under strength Toffees side, but the result filled all around the club with optimism, and a loss to Burnley would spike the improving morale which has built up over the summer.

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