Leeds United face play-off hopefuls Bristol City at Elland Road this Saturday as they look to consolidate their place in one of the automatic promotion spots. The Whites travelled to London in midweek when they took on Brentford and earned themselves a point, which was enough to hold off both Nottingham Forest and Fulham who slipped up in their respective fixtures.
Things are extremely tight at the top of the Championship, with three points separating Marcelo Bielsa’s side in second and Lee Johnson’s Bristol City in seventh place. Whilst there is much optimism regarding Leeds’ promotion chances, there are those that have made the observation that if results were to go against them, they could find themselves further down the table by the end of the weekend.
Will Leeds United earn automatic promotion this season?
Could be 6th by Saturday! ?
— Lee (@leedeetee) February 12, 2020
3 points to 7th ? Run of victories required starting on Saturday.
— Graham Hunt (@grezlufc) February 12, 2020
That 3 point gap to 7th makes me nervous though ?
— Steve Curran ?? (@curran_steve) February 12, 2020
Its so tight now ?
— Barry Dunne (@BazDunne) February 12, 2020
However, there are others who share a more positive outlook on what the remainder of the season will bring.
14 to go now boys & some pretty favourable fixtures to come ?
— Joe wainman?? (@WainmanJoe) February 12, 2020
The perfect storm
— Jacqueline Hunt (@jjhunt61) February 12, 2020
A huge positive. We could’ve slipped to 5th over the last couple of days.
— Matt Burton (@Matt_K_Burton) February 12, 2020
Unbelievable SUPER LEEDS!
— Paul (@Doherty7Paul) February 12, 2020
What do we think?
The Leeds United fans have every right to feel positive heading into the remaining 14 games of the season, but things could have been a lot more comfortable had they managed more than just a solitary win in their last six Championship fixtures.