SIDWELL RIGHT ON LEEDS PREDICTION
Steve Sidwell backed Jesse Marschto secure Premier League safety for Leeds United a few weeks ago and he was right after the Lilywhites confirmed their English top flight status for another season with the 2-1 away win over West London team Brentfordin their last league game of the season.
Ex-Reading and Chelsea midfielderSteveSidwell talked about Leeds and the relegation battle on the Premier League Analysis Show. According to him, Leeds United will survive relegation from the English top flight as they have been more organised under their new American manager Marsch in comparison to the time under Marcelo Bielsa when the team was chaotic.
Steve Sidwell made the correct prediction after Leeds United usurped Burnley on the league table on the final day of the season. It was always one of the two teams for relegation alongside Watford and Norwich City ahead of the final day. Burnley were just above the relegation zone before the final set of games due to a better goal difference than Leeds United in third bottom since the two teams had the same points. Leeds United were guests of West London team Brentford for their last league game, while the Clarets were at home against Newcastle United for their last league game.
The task was simple for both Leeds and Burnley. Leeds needed to better the Burnley result to stay in the league, while Burnley needed to match the Leeds result to stay in the league. Leeds were given a massive lifeline when Burnley defender Nathan Collins conceded a penalty via handball in the box and Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson punished him to give his team a lead at the break, while Leeds United and Brentford were goalless at the break.
Leeds stayed in the Premier League after the 2-1 away win at the end of 90 minutes, while Burnley were relegated after they lost 2-1 at home to Newcastle United.