Ian Holloway's emphatic Brighton prediction is not good news for Leeds fans

Holloway & Freedman

The pundit is backing Brighton to win comfortably against Leeds on Monday night.

Ian Holloway believes Brighton will beat Leeds United 3-1 on Monday night and is finding it hard to back against Chris Hughton's men, according to his regular predictions column for Sky Sports.

Indeed, the pundit has been raving about the Seagulls after their 4-0 win over Bristol City.

And he doesn't see much hope for Leeds when they travel to Brighton next week.

Holloway told Sky Sports: "It's impossible to go against Brighton after Tuesday's 4-0 demolition job on Bristol City. They did me a favour with that win as I fancied them quite strongly - 4-0 was a bit much though! I didn't see that coming.

"You rarely see a team in this division score that many goals on the road. They are the most improved team in this division. Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood are doing amazing things."

After an impressive run of six wins in their last eight Championship games, Brighton are back on song and are only three points off the top of the table.

Leeds, meanwhile, have drawn far too many games and rarely look like scoring. Lewis Cook registered one of the goals of the season against Fulham but the club's forwards are no nearer to hitting the back of the net.

That's why, despite Holloway usually upsetting Leeds fans with his comments, it's hard to argue with the pundit on this occasion.

Can United surprise the odds or will Steve Evans be out of ideas against Hughton's men?

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