Leeds United must win against Norwich City when they play their fellow Premier League strugglers at Elland Road on Sunday, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.
At half-time, the Whites are 1-0 up courtesy of a goal by Rodrigo while Raphinha and Pascal Struijk have both also had massive chances in what was a dominant first half.
Speaking ahead of the game, ex-Aston Villa forward Agbonlahor predicted that Leeds and Burnley will be fighting against one another to avoid finishing in one of the three Premier League relegation places.
“I think Everton will have enough in their locker to get out of it – it’s going to be down to Leeds United and Burnley,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT.
“Leeds, honestly, against Aston Villa during the week, they were terrible.
“They were leaking goals under Bielsa, but now they’re not even looking as threatening going forward, so they’re in massive, massive trouble.”
He added: “Their game against Norwich is a must-win. If they don’t win, I think they’re down.”
Agbonlahor loves talking about Leeds, doesn’t he?
While we cannot disagree with him in saying that we’re among the teams in the mix to be relegated this season and that the Norwich fixture is a must-win, we feel as though he’d be tipping us for relegation even if we were in the top-half right now.
Jesse Marsch has had a slow start in charge as Leeds manager but Rodrigo’s goal against Norwich was the first of his reign and the return of Patrick Bamford was also a massive loss.
We’re not going to get ourselves carried away over 45 minutes’ worth of action against bottom-of-the-league Norwich but it’s very exciting to see the team playing so well.
If we hang onto this lead – and hopefully Southampton come back from being behind to Watford – it’ll be a very good weekend for Leeds United in their bid to remain in the Premier League.
We’ve still got hope that we’ll finish above the drop zone but it’s definitely going to be difficult.
In other Leeds United news, a blogger has shared what staff are saying about Marsch behind the scenes at Elland Road.