Richard Keys has backed Leeds United to beat Tottenham Hotspur on the final day but still be relegated from the Premier League.
Writing in his blog, Keys delivered his prediction where he claimed he does not see Bournemouth doing them a favour and winning at Goodison Park.
Leeds currently sit 19th in the Premier League after Leicester City’s draw at Newcastle United on Monday night, which now sees them needing two results to go their way.
In order to stay up, Leeds will need to beat Tottenham, better Leicester’s result against West Ham and hope Everton are beaten by Bournemouth.
Alternatively, if Everton are to draw, they would need to beat Spurs by at least three clear goals and again, hope West Ham can avoid defeat at Leicester.
Keys predicts Leeds outcome
Keys believes Leeds will do their part of the job on the final day by beating Spurs but still does not see it being enough.
While supporters now seem also resigned to Leeds’ fate, this would undoubtedly be the worst way to go down with it luring them into another false sense of hope.
Keys wrote: “Despite crumbling at West Ham I fancy Leeds to beat a pathetic Tottenham, but even if they do it won’t be enough. I can’t see how Everton don’t beat Bournemouth, so it’s Leeds. Or are we in for one final twist?
“Everton’s win at Brighton was the result that saved them. That was the one that turned the survival battle on its head. There’s always one game like it in any run-in. It’s rare that there’s two – but who knows?”
This would undoubtedly be devastating but ultimately, it is only Leeds’ fault they find themselves in this situation having had ample opportunities to put destiny in their own hands.
31 points from 37 matches would usually have a side already relegated by now and so Leeds are lucky to even have a chance at all, all be it a very slim one.