Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has predicted a draw when Leeds United conflict horns with Manchester United this weekend. The 2 arch-rivals will meet at Elland Street for a Premier League encounter on Sunday, February 12.
The Pink Devils will enter this match in third place within the standings, having picked up 43 factors from 22 matches. Erik ten Hag has revitalized the aspect, who got here again from 2-0 down towards Leeds at Outdated Trafford of their final league match to seize a degree.
The Peacocks, in the meantime, are languishing in sixteenth place and are simply two factors away from the relegation zone. They lately sacked Jesse Marsch and are but to call a substitute.
Following the 2-2 draw between these groups simply 4 days earlier than Sunday’s match, Lawrenson has envisioned one other stalemate. He wrote in his prediction column for betting website Paddy Energy:
“To be 2-0 up at Outdated Trafford and solely draw 2-2 with Manchester United on Wednesday would have damage Leeds however in case you’d have mentioned to their followers earlier than the sport that they’d get a degree they’d have been completely happy.”
The previous Liverpool footballer went on so as to add:
“I used to be by no means Jesse Marsch’s largest fan however I favored watching his group, which is a bit mad to say. If that they had crushed Nottingham Forest final week, which they need to have executed, he’d most likely nonetheless be in a job which is simply how soccer goes.
“I believe this might be one other draw. Leeds 1-1 Manchester United.”
Leeds United are but to beat Manchester United since returning to the Premier League
Manchester United and Leeds United have confronted off on 5 events for the reason that latter returned to the Premier League after a 16-year wait. The Pink Devils have received three of these matches, with two ending in a draw, together with their aforementioned newest assembly at Outdated Trafford.
The 2 rivals clashed within the league for the primary time in additional than 15 years in December 2020. On that event, the Manchester-based outfit emerged 6-2 victors at Outdated Trafford. Leeds seemingly realized from that crushing defeat, hanging on for a 0-0 draw at Elland Street within the reverse fixture.
Final season, the primary Premier League assembly between the 2 got here on Matchday 1 of the marketing campaign. The Pink Devils as soon as once more thrashed their rivals, profitable 5-1 earlier than taking the reverse fixture in February 2022 by a 4-2 scoreline.
Leeds supplied glimpses of the hazard they’ll trigger Manchester United through the 2-2 draw earlier this week. It stays to be seen if they’ll spring one other shock on Sunday at Elland Street.