Super Computer makes new Leeds United relegation prediction in Premier League
Leeds United now stand a 23% chance of being relegated from the Premier League after crashing to yet another defeat against Leicester City this week.
A Supercomputer run by data experts, Five ThirtyEight, has shared that the Whites are currently the seventh favourite for the drop and are more likely to finish in 14th.
The current three teams’ favourites to go down are Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and Wolves, with Everton and Southampton just above them.
Chins really hit the floor on Thursday at the King Power Stadium, as Leeds put in what was likely their worst performance of the entire season.
The travelling support let their feelings known with loud jeers and chants to the players as they came across to applaud them after the full-time whistle.
Jesse Marsch also came under heavy criticism after he disappeared down the tunnel with no acknowledgement for the fans as it turned toxic quickly.
The upcoming game with Fulham is likely the biggest that Marsch has faced since arriving, even bigger than the final-day win at Brentford last season in terms of his job security.
Phil Hay has shared that the American has the backing of the board right now, but that could quickly change should another defeat come his way before the trip to Liverpool.
Leeds may be the seventh favourite four the drop based on the data, but it certainly doesn’t feel like that right now after only picking up two points from the last 21 available.
Marsch is not helping himself with his team selection and substitutions though, with some of his decisions at Leicester simply inexplicable.
He may have the backing now, but if this slump continues with games against Liverpool and Spurs coming up before the World Cup, the only way will be out for Marsch.
Let’s hope the data becomes reality.
In other Leeds United news, this player could be first in the Elland Road boardroom as new contract talks may take centre stage