Robbie Savage makes Leeds United relegation claim; tips Aston Villa safety
Robbie Savage believes Leeds United are still in danger of relegation from the Premier League despite their recent upturn in form.
The Whites’ have had the upturn in form they hoped would come by appointing Jesse Marsch, with the American guiding his new side to three wins from the last five to help drag them out of trouble.
Despite that impressive run, the form of their rivals has meant Leeds are still in the rat race for survival and, as relayed by the BirminghamMail (24 April), Savage told the BBC 606 Radio show when asked about Aston Villa’s chances that the Elland Road side are still in grave peril.
“It is impossible Villa will go down but not impossible Leeds will go down,” he told the show.
“Leeds might go down – when I looked at the Premier League table and saw their next three games… Wow, they are right in it.
“You can see momentum with Burnley with seven points from nine but Leeds – wow.”
Savage was speaking before Leeds claimed a much-needed point against Crystal Palace on Monday night and every single one they can add to the board will be crucial in the run-in.
After several high profile thumpings from some of the league’s elite sides, the Whites’ have a significantly inferior goal difference to those around them, their -30 only beaten by basement boys Norwich and Watford.
Although the performance was very patchy against Palace it did show tenacity to claim a result when playing so poorly and that is a spirit Leeds will need to show in abundance ahead of a tough run of games.
The one saving grace is that Everton face a similarly tricky fixture list and are struggling to find any consistency, something which has them currently in the drop zone at Burnley’s expense.
And with both the Clarets and Leeds in such good form there’s no guarantee the clubs just above both in the league won’t yet get sucked into a nerve-jangling battle.
Can this season please be over ASAP.
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