Supercomputer predicts where Leeds United will finish in Premier League 22/23
Leeds have been predicted to avoid relegation from the Premier League yet again in the 2022/23 season, according to a super computer by FiveThirtyEight.
The data experts successfully predicted that the Whites would avoid relegation last season towards the end of the campaign, as Jesse Marsch guided the team to safety on the final day of the season.
Now despite losing Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, they have run their algorithms and are predicting Leeds to finish in an improved 16th place come May 2023, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
They’re projecting a 41 point total, which would put them five points clear of the projected drop zone with all three newly promoted sides expected to head straight back to the Championship.
That total would be a small improvement on the 2021/22 season, where the club picked up 38 points from 38 games and avoided the drop by three points thanks to results going their way.
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While Leeds fans will obviously be happy to stay in the Premier League for another season, most would certainly be disappointed at a 16th placed finish.
After losing Raphinha and Phillips, the club have responded really well in the transfer market by signing several first-team players to help cover for their sales and also add depth and quality.
The likes of Luis Sinisterra and Tyler Adams are really smart deals that weren’t thought of before they happened, while long-term targets like Brendan Aaronson have arrived too.
A small improvement won’t be ideal but it would represent growth and progress for a squad that will be in it’s first full season with this manager.
Fans will want more, but if Premier League football can be guaranteed again then it’s hard to be too mad about it initially. This squad just feels stronger and more ready to push through and do even better. Hopefully they can prove FiveThirtyEight wrong.
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