January 29, 2024

“Momentum”… Leeds United might catch Leicester if they make a mistake, according to the EFL club chairman.



Leeds United is now the closest to the automatic promotion spots they have been in the whole season.


Leeds pulled to within two points of the top two after defeating Norwich City 1-0 on Wednesday night, marking their first league victory in four games this season.


Leeds is now in fourth position with 57 points, behind Southampton (58), Ipswich Town (59), and Leicester City (66), who are just a little bit ahead. Leeds, however, have now played one extra game.


As recently as last month, Daniel Farke’s team was as much as 17 points behind Leicester, but a decline in performance has allowed them to reduce the gap. Next month, the two teams square off at Elland Road.


Darragh MacAnthony, the chairman of Peterborough United, offered his forecast on the race for automatic promotion in the most recent edition of his podcast, “Hard Truth Podcast.”


He thinks Southampton and Leeds will catch Leicester to finish in the top two, with the former winning the title, unless they bolster their roster this month.


Anthony supports Southampton and Leeds for the top two.

“To take it a step further, I believe Southampton will win the league. I believe Southampton has a stronger squad than Leicester. The owners of Leicester must support their manager. They appear to be having trouble replacing players who have returned to Chelsea due to injuries.


They don’t have the same strength in their team, thus I don’t think they are as dynamic as Southampton. Leeds won’t trail Southampton in my prediction of the league title. Having a few bob on Jack Taylor, I hope Ipswich stays there.



However, it seems to me that Southampton and Leeds might finish one and two. If Leicester doesn’t make any moves, I really believe they could quit. Simply said, I believe Leeds and Southampton are ahead of pace.


Leeds United vs. Peterborough United in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round


No matter how good Leicester gets, it will still be very tough for Leeds to catch up to them because there are simply too few teams in the division that can beat them.


However, Farke has experience managing in the Championship promotion race, which might be very helpful to Leeds in the second part of the season.


It looks like it will require Leeds’ biggest point total in many years to finish in the top two, but who knows what could happen if they keep up this pace.

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