Chris Sutton has shared his prediction for the final matchday of the Premier League season, and he thinks Tottenham Hotspur will struggle to beat Leeds United at Elland Road on Sunday.
A miserable campaign for Tottenham will finally come to an end this weekend, much to the relief of the Lilywhites’ supporters.
Spurs are currently in eighth place with 57 points from 37 games. Only a win against Leeds will give them a chance of qualifying for next season’s Europa Conference League, but it all depends on Aston Villa‘s result against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Meanwhile, Leeds desperately need a victory to have any hopes of retaining their Premier League status. The Yorkshire side are currently sitting in the relegation zone with 31 points.
Leicester City are above Leeds on goal difference in 18th place, while Everton have 33 points and sit just outside the drop zone. Leeds will need to get all three points against Spurs and hope other results go their way.
Providing his insight to the BBC for the last time this season, Sutton did not have many positive things to say about either side.
He said: “Leeds still have hope because they are playing a Tottenham side that are just so bad.
“Leeds boss Sam Allardyce has been driven to despair by how bad his side are at the back and he’s only been in charge for three games.
“That’s why I can’t see Leeds winning this game – and I think they are getting relegated. Tottenham don’t deserve many plaudits either, though.
“They have played well so rarely this season that I don’t see them getting a win that would give them a chance of seventh place and European football next season.”
Sutton’s prediction: 1-1
Spurs Web Opinion
Leeds United should be playing out of their skins in front of their own crowd, giving everything to survive the drop.
I just can’t see us having the intensity levels to match that and we will probably lose again, which is about what we deserve from this season anyway.
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