BBC pundit makes a confident prediction about Leeds

Noel Whelan was not pleased with Leeds United’s performance against Watford in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Noel Whelan has told BBC Sport that even a 25-goal striker would struggle to score goals for the current Leeds United side.

The former Leeds striker made the prediction following the West Yorkshire outfit’s narrow defeat to Watford in the FA Cup at the weekend.

The Whites went down 1-0 to the Premier League side at Vicarage Road in the fifth round of the prestigious cup competition.

Whelan was following the match, and he was not impressed with the lack of creativity in the Leeds team.

“You could have a 25 goal scorer out there now and I can guarantee if you don't give him good service, he doesn't score,” Whelan told BBC Sport (17:19).

“It's about creating chances and you can't put it down to one striker. It's down to midfielders and wingers not chipping in. I just don't see any way the midfielders are going to score.”

Watford are in the Premier League, which means that they are a superior team to Leeds.

Winning against the Hornets was always going to be tough for the Whites, who took six shots of which just one was on target.

Steve Evans’s side are in the bottom half of the Championship table at the moment, and their season appears to be over.

Leeds have created 250 chances in 31 league matches so far this campaign - that’s just over eight chances per game.

  Chances createdMatches
Reading 350 31
Forest 341 31
Hull City 341 31
Derby 334 32
Brighton 329 32
Ipswich 328 31
Huddersfield 318 32
Brentford 315 32
Fulham 311 32
QPR 309 32
Cardiff 308 32
Birmingham 307 31
Bristol C 301 32
Middlesbrough 293 30
Bolton 292 32
Rotherham 287 32
Wolves 287 32
Preston 286 32
Blackburn 284 30
MK Dons 280 32
Sheff Wed 279 32
Charlton 277 32
Burnley 263 32
Leeds 250 31

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