Super computer makes Leeds United relegation prediction after draw v West Ham United
Leeds United are set to avoid relegation from the Premier League after their draw with West Ham, according to the FiveThirtyEight super computer.
The Whites currently sit two points above the relegation zone as we approach the halfway point of the season, and had to battle hard to earn a draw against the Hammers in midweek after losing their early lead at Elland Road.
But with results elsewhere going their way, the super computer has calculated that Jesse Marsch’s side have just a 15% chance of being relegated to the Championship this season at this moment.
According to their data, Leeds are expected to end the season on 41 points, seven points clear of the drop zone and with a -14 goal difference.
Everton, Bournemouth and Southampton are the three teams expected to go down, and with the Whites predicted to finish in 14th place in the table that would represent progression and a relatively good season.
You’d be pretty hard pressed to find a Leeds fan who if offered this opportunity and outcome in real life, wouldn’t rip your hand off to take it.
Last season we managed to avoid relegation on the final day thanks to a win and other results going our way, and many fans would do anything not to go through all that again.
If we can secure safety early on it would be progress, but it would also show that the board were right to stick by Marsch when times got hard earlier in the season.
Obviously it’s not something that will be completely accurate, but fans will take that and it shows that as things stand Elland Road is on the right track for establishing itself as a Premier League ground.
It won’t be easy, but recent performances have certainly been more promising and with the January transfer window there is a chance to improve further.
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