By Sean Fisher

1st Nov, 2022 | 8:10pm

Leeds United fans should forget relegation and back Jesse Marsch after latest supercomputer prediction

Leeds United escaped the relegation zone last weekend with a huge 2-1 victory over Liverpool, and suddenly their chances of survival look great.

Things were looking bleak in Yorkshire last week, with Leeds on a run of eight winless games with Liverpool up next. However, Jesse Marsch’s side put on a brilliant display at Anfield to pick up a well-deserved three points.

The Whites now sit as high as 15th in the Premier League table, and that’s exactly where the latest supercomputer predictions think they’ll finish the season. On top of that, they quantified Leeds’ chances of going down.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post‘s findings, Leeds will finish the season on 41 points with a goal difference of -15 (11 goals worse off than the side currently are).

That will put Marsch’s side in 15th, with Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and Wolves occupying the bottom three spots. They valued Leeds’ chance of relegation at just 20%.

Turning point

Many Leeds performances in recent weeks deserved victories, which made it even more worrying when the team came out with no points. Much of that was down to poor finishing and sloppy defensive errors.

However, the team rallied together and put on a spirited display against Liverpool, and the victory has to act as a turning point in Leeds’ season.

So many players looked low on confidence after the poor run of results, but they should head into the final two Premier League fixtures before the World Cup much more assured of themselves.

Patrick Bamford is a player that certainly looks like he needed a pick-me-up, and hopefully his finishing improves after Saturday evening’s win.

The defence also looked far more robust, and while Liverpool still carved out chances, the number of individual mistakes was much better than what fans have witnessed in recent weeks.

Hopefully, Leeds can build momentum from here and start to build a gap between them and the drop zone. The supercomputer sure thinks it’s possible, and so should fans.

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