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Leeds Relegation Odds - Is Now the Time to Back the Whites to Go Down?


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The Premier League relegation battle is always one of the most intriguing parts of the top division. This season is no exception. A host of teams are fighting for their lives in the top flight of English football. Some of the teams involved are ones we expected to suffer from pre-season but other teams are a little more on the surprising side. One team that was tipped to struggle this season was Leeds. Despite a positive start to the season, the Whites have started to slide back down the table but has a shock win at Liverpool changed all that?

It was all smiles and butterflies around the Yorkshire at the beginning of this league campaign as Jesse Marsch saw his team go their first 3 league games of the season unbeaten. The summer signings of Brendan Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra, and Tyler Adams impressed. An opening weekend 2-1 win over Wolves was followed by a riveting 2-2 draw away to Southampton and then a resounding 3-0 victory at home to Chelsea. The club was flying high and all the doubters from the off-season had been silenced.

Unfortunately, the 3-1 home win over local rivals Barnsley in the EFL Cup 2nd Round on 24th August would be the last time Leeds would taste victory for a long while. A staggering run of 8 league matches followed without a win and the Peacocks slowly dropped down the Premier League table. Failure to score in 50% of those games suggested where the heart of the problem rested. Spanish striker Rodrigo had looked like being a potential saviour but his 6 league goals simply haven't been enough.

However, out of the blue, on a cold autumnal Saturday evening in October, something incredible happened. Leeds went to Anfield and played a Liverpool team that had not been defeated in their previous 29 home league matches. Rodrigo stunned the home crowd by giving the away team a lead in the 4th minute but when Mohamed Salah equalised just 10 minutes later there was a feeling of impending doom amongst the travelling fans. Still, Leeds kept battling and then, when a superb draw seemed on the cards, attacker Crysencio Summerville popped up with an 89th minute winner.

It's amazing what one result can do in football. A Leeds team that had been looking like strong candidates for relegation in freefall with their manager Marsch becoming a favourite for the sack with bookies were now being offered at longer odds to go down and Ralph Hasenhuttl had now replaced Marsch as the bookies favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave their post.

Is it all a little temporary though? Leeds face Bournemouth at home and then Tottenham away before the break for the World Cup. Lose both of those games and Leeds could potentially drop back into the bottom three. Suddenly, the pressure cranks right back up on Marsch again. Manchester City, Newcastle, and West Ham await Leeds over the festive period so it feels like their odds for being relegated could start to shorten again as we head into 2023. Now could very much be a good time to catch their price whilst it's as it is before the odds begin to drop.

Leeds to be Relegated from the Premier League @ 7/2 with 10Bet

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8 hours ago, harry_rag said:

19 to buy on SPIN’s relegation index. 100 points for bottom then 75, 50, 33, 20 and 10 for 6th from bottom, 0 if not in the bottom 6. So a profit for bottom 5 and the lower the better, max risk 19 x stake.

Very interesting there, Harry. I know Nottingham Forest are being tipped to finish bottom but I think bottom spot is more open than they appreciate because Steve Cooper is a class manager and they're getting better every week. Could Leeds be the team that drops to the bottom? 100 points is very tempting.

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