Leeds United lost 1-0 to Wolves on Friday night after a 4-2 defeat to Arsenal.

That saw both clubs leapfrog Leeds, leaving Marcelo Bielsa’s side in 12th spot in the table.

However, top prediction site FiveThirtyEight believes that Leeds will come out on top of Wolves in the final end-of-season table.

It thinks that Leeds will finish in 11 place, ahead of both Wolves and Southampton.

The relegation places go to West Brom, Sheffield United and Fulham, but Newcastle fans will be looking over their shoulders.

They’re down to survive on goal difference at the moment, with both teams predicted to finish on 38 points.

Leeds are predicted to finish on 49 points, 11 points above the trapdoor.

Win v Soton to calm nerves

In a big coincidence, Leeds play the team one place behind them in the league for the third game in a row when they host Southampton on Tuesday night.

Both Arsenal and Wolves took the chance to overtake Leeds in the league. Arsenal were worthy winners but Wolves were very fortunate to beat us in a one-sided game.

A win against Southampton would see us needing just one more win to be safe going on the latest FiveThirtyEight prediction. We think 38 points will be enough to stay up.

A defeat will get some Leeds fans worried about a slump that could see us get dragged into a relegation battle.

We’re currently 10 points ahead of Fulham, but they’ve been showing that they’ve still got battle in them.

We’re not worried, but defeats against Southampton and Aston Villa would certainly get the nerves jangling if results went against us elsewhere.

However, the way we’ve been playing says we’ll have no issues with the drop. We deserved all three points against Wolves and would have got them on a different day.

A point is the very least we should have got from the game.

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