By Sean Fisher

8th Nov, 2022 | 10:10pm

Jesse Marsch sacking now a distant memory as Supercomputer prediction gives Leeds United 84% hope

Leeds United winning consecutive Premier League games has seen them soar to 12th in the table, and pressure on Jesse Marsch is quickly fading.

Just two weeks ago it seemed only a matter of time until Leeds announced that they’d parted ways with Marsch. However, victories over Liverpool and Bournemouth gave the Whites a crucial six points and suddenly the team are in midtable.

The pressure isn’t entirely gone, but Marsch will be having much fewer sleepless nights after guiding Leeds to 12th. The latest Supercomputer predictions are in, and suddenly Leeds’ survival chances look much more favourable.

According to the FiveThirtyEight Supercomputer, Leeds now boast an 84% chance of surviving relegation, with the Whites predicted to finish the season in 15th with 42 points after the latest calculations on 7 November.

The last relegation spot is expected to be filled by Wolves on 35 points, meaning Leeds are predicted to finish the season seven points clear of the bottom three.

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The biggest concern after hte Liverpool win was that Leeds would follow it up by disappointing against Bournemouth the following week.

Thankfully, that wasn’t the case – although it looked likely at half-time. The victory, and especially the manner in which Leeds won it, has massively improved hte morale at Elland Road and Marsch will be eager to convert that into momentum.

Despite no points being up for grabs in Wednesday’s EFL Cup clash against Wolves, it’s important that Leeds continue the strong performances and keep up the momentum.

Hopefully, it’ll carry through to Saturday’s league clash against Tottenham where the Whites will want to finish strong before the World Cup break.

Once into the break, Marsch will have his hands full identifying January targets to bolster his squad. Having looked to survive the rough patch over October, hopefully Leeds can kick on and secure survival this season.

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