By Pranav Shahaney

12th Sep, 2022 | 3:40pm

Super Computer makes Leeds United Premier League top half prediction after Brentford loss

Leeds United are predicted to finish in the bottom half of the Premier League this season after their 5-2 loss against Brentford.

The Whites started the season strongly and sat in the top half for a number of weeks, but their recent run of form has seen them slip off.

FiveThirtyEight’s Super Computer has now crunched the numbers and have predicted Leeds to finish in 13th place with 45 points.

Good enough?

After losing Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, Leeds United fans surely would have feared for the worst ahead of the 2022/23 season.

They narrowly avoided relegation last season and their squad would undoubtedly be weaker by losing the two players.

However, Leeds’ recruitment this summer has been pretty good, barring a left-back signing and a quality senior striker.

They have addressed their midfield issues and now have good depth in the final third as well with a new right-back also being signed.

A mid-table finish will certainly not be a disaster as anything apart from a relegation battle must be considered a good season for Leeds.

Hopefully, Patrick Bamford returns from injury soon and gives the Whites a much-needed boost ahead of the Manchester United game.

Rodrigo has done a good job leading the line but an injury to him as seen the same issues as last season with Joe Gelhardt not yet ready to take up that responsibility on a full-time basis.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have reached an agreement to sign a left-back, according to his agent.