How Leeds United and their Premier League rivals fared last season against supercomputer predictions

Jesse Marsch’s men survived the final day of the season – but how does that compare to pre-season predictions?

It’s safe to say that hopes were high that Leeds United could build on a first regular Premier League season under Marcelo Bielsa.

The reality was that the Whites were struggling to get off to a good start during the campaign and their disappointing performances left them in a relegation battle and Bielsa jobless.

The Argentina manager was sacked after a 4-0 loss to Spurs in March when his side were just two points above the relegation zone as the nervous and tense final stages of the season quickly approached .

Jesse Marsch was named his successor and picked up his first victory on the third attempt as Rodrigo and Joe Gelhardt scored to secure a crucial home win over relegation rivals Norwich City – but Leeds would only win two of eight games following to leave an awkward look. last day of visit to Brentford.

A late strike from Jack Harrison gave Marsch’s men the three points and assured them they will face a third season in the top flight when August rolls around.

But how does their final ranking of 17th compare to the pre-season predictions?

The Evening Post takes a look at how each Premier League team finished compared to how the FiveThirtyEight supercomputer predicted they would fare ahead of the season.

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