By Craig Scott

7th Aug, 2022 | 3:00pm

Super Computer predicts Leeds United relegation chances as they begin Premier League season with win v Wolves

Leeds United are predicted to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season and finish 15th in the table, according to a super computer.

FiveThirtyEight’s algorithm has crunched the numbers and worked out following Leeds’ opening day 2-1 win over Wolves at Elland Road, Jesse Marsch’s side should avoid the drop and are projected to win 42 points.

However, it is said that the Whites have a 24 per cent chance of going down, which is still better than Fulham (35%), Bournemouth (37%) and Nottingham Forest (55%).

We are staying up

Leeds should not have been in a relegation battle last season.

Marcelo Bielsa had already proven himself to be a sensational manager in the Premier League while his squad of players in 2019/20 showed how good they are with a ninth-placed finish.

However, it all went wrong in 2020/21.

Sure, Bielsa made mistakes and should have signed more players to add to the squad but he didn’t know anything other than his own way and refused to budge.

That led to him getting sacked, ultimately. But it was the injury issues that haunted Leeds and caused them to be in such a scrap at the wrong end of the table.

Patrick Bamford, Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips missed a lot of the season while other key players underperformed massively.

Any club would struggle without the spine of their team.

Leeds have learned from those mistakes though and invested heavily this summer to give Jesse Marsch a squad that should be more than capable of staying up.

Our biggest concern is the manager himself.

Is he good enough?

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have agreed a multi-million fee for this senior player to exit Elland Road for good.