Michael Bridges has told the GegenPod Football podcast that he is confident Leeds United can beat Tottenham on Sunday, but also reckons Leicester are capable of winning against West Ham United – as all eyes turn to Sunday.
It all kicks off at 4:30PM with all 20 teams in action on the final day of the season. The fight for Europe is still alive, but the biggest games to be played will be in the fight to survive. Nottingham Forest are safe after beating Arsenal.
It leaves three clubs fighting for one place. Everton are at home to Bournemouth, sitting in 17th place and two clear of both Leeds and Leicester. The Foxes are in 18th after a 0-0 draw with Newcastle, level points with Leeds in 19th.
So, how can Leeds stay up? Leeds need to beat Spurs. There is no other way around it. But even that might not be enough, we need to rely on other results. Unless we can beat Tottenham by a few goals, we need Everton to lose.
We also need West Ham to get something at the King Power, and stop Leicester. Can Leeds do it? Bridges gave his verdict. He says Leeds can beat Spurs – but thinks Leicester are capable of a win over West Ham this weekend.
“You would much rather be in Everton’s situation who are sitting above the relegation zone, knowing that they have some breathing space. Leeds definitely have a chance because Tottenham have lost two matches back to back.
“Definitely winnable, but you have to rely on others. Leicester can pull something out against West Ham. Everton against Bournemouth, O’Neil has done a great job. I really can’t call this, I don’t know which way it is going to go.”
Bridges confident Leeds can beat Tottenham as all eyes turn to Sunday
Leeds can beat Tottenham, without a doubt. Spurs need a win, though, to stand any chance of European football next season. A win takes Spurs into the Conference League spots, and they will be hoping Villa lose to Brighton.
So, Spurs do have something to play for. That could play in or out of our hands. But ultimately, Leeds have little chance of survival because we need Bournemouth to beat Everton at Goodison Park. That one, seems unlikely.