Sol Bamba backs Leeds United and Norwich City to get promoted

Cardiff City's Sol Bamba celebrates at the end of the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Cardiff City at St Mary's Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United are behind Norwich City in the Championship table at the moment.

26th September 2017, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales; EFL Championship football, Cardiff City versus Leeds United; Sol Bamba of Cardiff City

Cardiff City central defender Sol Bamba predicted on Sky Sports News on Monday afternoon (12:56pm, February 11, 2019) that Leeds United will win automatic promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

Bamba, who played for Leeds before joining Cardiff in 2016, has also backed Norwich City to finish in the top two of the Championship table this campaign.

Norwich are at the top of the league table at the moment with 60 points from 31 matches, two points clear of second-placed Leeds.

Bamba said on Sky Sports News on Monday afternoon (12:56pm, February 11, 2019): “I will back my old team Leeds. Definitely. I think the top two, as it is, I think, are going to go up.”

Automatic promotion for Leeds United

Leeds have been superb for most of the season, but in recent weeks, there have been signs that they are slowing down.

There has been a dip in form over the past few weeks, which is why Marcelo Bielsa’s side are now only three points clear of third-placed Sheffield United.

Marcelo Bielsa, manager of Leeds United before the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Leeds United at the New York Stadium, Rotherham on Saturday 26th January 2019.

The Elland Road faithful, though, must be optimistic about the rest of the season, as Bielsa is a very good manager.

Bielsa has a plan that he stuck to throughout the campaign, and it is only a matter of time before Leeds get there mojo back and put together a run of positive results.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Southampton crosses the ball as Sol Bamba of Cardiff City attempts to block during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Cardiff City at St Mary's...

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