Supercomputer predicts outcome of Leeds United clash v Brighton
A supercomputer has predicted the outcome of the crunch Premier League tie between Leeds United and Brighton this weekend.
Three straight defeats have left Jesse Marsch’s side desperate for a win as the Seagulls make the trip to Elland Road for the Sunday [May 15] afternoon clash.
The Whites currently sit in 18th place in the league, level on points with Burnley who benefit from having a game in hand.
FiveThirtyEight has given Leeds only a 33% chance of winning the game with a 26% likelihood that the points are shared.
Brighton are the stand out favourites with a 41% chance of winning, which would be a massive blow in the Whites’ fight for safety.
Marsch and the players have had all the excuses in the world for the last three terrible results.
Understandably, the Whites were playing against three elite teams in the shape of Manchester City, Arsenal, and Chelsea but you can’t exactly pick and choose where you get your points from when you are as desperate as they are.
Everton were able to claw their way out of the relegation zone with several wins against elite opponents and that might just be the difference come to the end of the season.
The Brighton clash is a very winnable game despite what the supercomputer predicts. Graham Potter’s side are on the beach with their Premier League campaign all but wrapped up, as they sit in ninth with two games to play.
Leeds simply have to capitalise on this fixture and bring home all three points – any other result would be catastrophic.
It will be difficult without a host of first-team players through injury and suspension but there is no more margin for error, period.
If the Whites fail to win this weekend, dropping down to the Championship would be a strong likelihood.