Leeds United should have enough at their disposal to claim all three points when they travel to The City Ground to face Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon.
That’s according to Gabby Agbonlahor, who has seemingly been impressed by the recruitment carried out by Leeds in the January transfer window.
Leeds go into this game still searching for a first Premier League win since November, having failed to win any of their last six league outings.
However, there does seem to be some growing optimism around the club going into this one, after encouraging wins in the FA Cup, and an impressive summer transfer window.
Defender Max Wober has already impressed since his arrival, while Georginio Rutter and Weston McKennie could both make their Premier League debuts this afternoon.
Now it seems as though that, combined with the return to form and fitness of Patrick Bamford, means Agbonlahor believes this game could prove a turning point for Jesse Marsch’s side.
Giving his prediction for Leeds’ trip to Forest, the former Aston Villa striker told talkSPORT EDGE: “Leeds will have a bit too much for Nottingham Forest, they have got some exciting players Leeds, new striker, new signings in the window, Bamford is back scoring goals. So I’m going to go 2-0 to Leeds.”
It would be huge for Leeds if they can match Agbonlahor’s prediction here.
Recent results and transfer activity have given rise to some increased momentum and confidence around the club, something they cannot afford to lose now as they turn their focus back to the Premier Legue.
Staying in the top-flight is ultimately Leeds’ key priority from here, and with Forest far from safe themselves yet, this is the sort of game they must win if they are to do that.
With Steve Cooper’s side struggling with injuries and having played in the EFL Cup in midweek, it seems there may be an opportunity here for Leeds, that they simply have to take.