Ian Holloway explains why he thinks Leeds will beat Brentford on Saturday

Ian Holloway Vs Chelsea

The Sky Sports pundit is backing Leeds after seeing them prove him wrong against Derby County.

Ian Holloway has predicted a 1-0 Leeds United win against Brentford on Saturday afternoon, according to his regular Sky Sports predictions column.

Indeed, Holloway feels Brentford's loss of their top scorer in Andre Gray will still be hurting them - and has singled out the Leeds home crowd as the definitive factor going into the weekend.

United beat Derby in their last Championship clash, putting an end to four straight draws but remaining unbeaten after five league games. Brentford, meanwhile, lost 3-1 at home to Steve Clarke's Reading side.

Holloway told Sky Sports: "They look to be united and I think they'll be that one goal better than Brentford. I fancy them to win that game with that crowd.

"Brentford have lost their goalscorer. Luckily for me, I had Kevin Phillips a couple of times when I lost my best players. When you lose Andre Gray at Brentford, how are you going to feel?"

Last time out, of course, Holloway predicted a Derby County win against Leeds but Uwe Rosler's men won 2-1 to prove the pundit and former manager wrong.

It's interesting, though, that United's first win came away from home and that the Elland Road crowd hasn't yet inspired Leeds to victory.

That hasn't been from a lack of trying, however, and Rosler won't get a better opportunity to get his first home win at Leeds than against a Brentford side who have lost their last two games on the bounce.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch