Sky Sports’ Championship expert David Prutton has backed Leeds United to buck our recent trend by scoring more than once in Saturday’s trip to Hull City.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites have managed just three goals in our last three league games, with narrow 1-0 victories over Bristol City, Reading and Middlesbrough.
Our issues in front of the net are not overtly new, either, as United have only managed to break the goal line on more than one occasion in a league game once since the turn of the year – coming as we came back to beat Millwall 3-2 last month.
It has not been through a lack of creating chances that we have struggled to score, as we fashioned eight shots on target at Boro on Wednesday night, five on target against Reading last weekend and forced Bristol City’s Daniel Bentley to make five saves as we directed six of our 20 efforts on the Robins’ net.
Prutton expects Bielsa’s Whites will make better use of our chances against Hull on Saturday afternoon, and has backed the club to beat the Tigers 2-0 at the KCOM Stadium as the Humberside outfit are starting to cause our former midfielder some concern.
“You have to worry for Hull,” Prutton noted in his column for Sky Sports. “Just four points separate themselves and the relegation zone now after an alarming run of form.
What will the result be at Hull City on Saturday?
“Leeds are doing just enough. They have won three games 1-0 in a row. It’s not making it easy for their fans, but as long as they keep winning that’s all that matters! They should win again here, they might even score more than once!”
Hull have failed to win a league game since a 1-0 victory away to Sheffield Wednesday on New Year’s Day, with their last home triumph coming against Birmingham City on December 21.
Since their 3-0 win over the Blues, Hull have lost five of their six second-tier fixtures played at the KCOM while drawing 4-4 with Swansea City.
Grant McCann’s side have also conceded at least two goals in four of the six home games played since their last win on Humberside, suggesting we could cause some damage this weekend.
United average more shots per game when travelling than any other Championship side with 15.4, of which 4.9 are on target – another division-high stat. Hull, meanwhile, allow the fifth-most shots when at home (12.5).
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