Ian Holloway predicts Leeds United v Hull City

Steve Bruce

The former Premier League and Championship coach has previewed Leeds v Hull.

Ian Holloway believes Hull City will narrowly beat Leeds United at Elland Road this weekend, according to his regular Sky Sports predictions column.

Indeed, Holloway feels Steve Evans has made an impact at Leeds and thinks they will be very competitive against promotion-chasing Hull.

But the pundit can't see past Steve Bruce's men when it comes to predicting's this weekend's result.

Hull sit fourth in the league table, just three points off the league summit. Leeds, however, are 17th in the standings, just four points clear of the relegation zone.

The former Premier League and Championship manager told Sky Sports: "Steve Evans has had an impact at Leeds and they'll be very competitive but Hull, after a midweek League Cup clash, will be bang up for this one.

"They'll be keen on bouncing back from a disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Derby. It's so competitive at the top of the league, no team can afford too many slip-ups."

The problem for Leeds isn't just their position in the league table compared to Hull's. Indeed, the Whites have won just twice in their last 10 league games.

Hull, by contrast, have won six of their last 10, although neither side has won in their last two Championship fixtures.

Holloway's prediction, then, seems a fair one, even if many Leeds fans have accused him of holding a bias against the Yorkshire club. Can Evans' men throw up a surprise result at Elland Road?

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