Ben Parker has told LS11 he thinks Leeds United will produce a surprise result to beat Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon and secure a 1-0 win at Elland Road – in a game that Parker describes as “must win”, and “do or die”.

Leeds come into the game having lost five of their last six games, but with a better performance in a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday. A bit of fight and passion returned in what was Sam Allardyce’s first game as boss.

The Whites, though, have slipped into 19th place in the Premier League with three games to go – two points adrift of Everton after their stunning 5-1 win over Brighton. Nottingham Forest are on 33 in 16th, Leicester on 30 in 18th.

Leeds are on level points with the Foxes but boast a worse goal difference, while Southampton look as good as down at this stage. If the Whites are to stay up, they will need at least four points from the remaining three games.

Ex-Leeds defender Parker was asked to predict Saturday’s clash and obviously, with a bit of bias towards the side he supports – and played for – he predicted a 1-0 win. But he described the game as “do or die”, on Thursday.

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“You know what, just give it absolutely everything they’ve got. That’s all we can do now. We’ve had a few must wins this season, but Saturday is must win. It’s do or die. Based on that, we’re going to win 1-0,” Parker said, on LS11.

Parker thinks Leeds will produce surprise result to beat Newcastle

If Leeds can muster a shock result to beat Newcastle on Saturday, who are almost job done in securing a place in the Champions League for next season – then it will be a stunning achievement. Props to Sam Allardyce, if so.

There is certainly a better feeling around Leeds at the moment and that is testament to Allardyce. Under Javi Gracia, you would have expected to see City run out comfortable winners by a much bigger scoreline. It gives confidence.

Leeds need to stay in the game and stifle Newcastle for as long as possible on Saturday and then, when the Toon start to tire, begin to catch them on the break and nick a goal. A 1-0 win is the likeliest result, if we do win.

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