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Andy Couzens makes prediction about what Leeds need for promotion

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Andy Couzens makes prediction about what Leeds need for promotion

Andy Couzens has claimed that Leeds United are likely to get over the line for promotion if they win their remaining home games this season.

The Whites currently sit top of the Championship table with nine league games remaining and are bidding to get back in the Premier League for the first time since their relegation in 2004.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are a point above second-placed West Brom, but more importantly have a seven-point cushion over Fulham in third and it’s all about staying in the top two for automatic promotion in their eyes.

The Yorkshire giants have nine games left for their Championship run-in, with five of them taking place at home on their own pitch.

They still have to host Fulham, Luton Town, Stoke City, Barnsley and Charlton Athletic on the final day.

There are also away days against Cardiff City, Blackburn Rovers, Swansea City and Derby County to try negotiate during the next couple of months too.

Couzens, who is an ex-Leeds midfielder, believes that his former side can clinch promotion by taking care of business in their remaining Elland Road matches.

 

“If you offered me first or second, I wouldn’t care. Of course, it’d be a great party if we went up in first, but, equally, there will be a big party if we finish second,” Couzens told Football League World 

“Winning the five home games remaining would probably be enough [for automatic promotion].”

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TBR’s View:

It’s highly likely that Fulham will drop some points during their remaining fixtures, but how many more points Leeds need to earn promotion remains a guessing game for now.

Bielsa will be focused on accumulating as many points as possible and their current run of five consecutive victories has seen them catapult to the top of the table.

They appear to have found some more confidence going forward and that will stand them in stead, but more importantly they have five clean sheets in a row too and the defence is so underrated.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if 15 points from home games plus some results on the road got them over the line, but the Championship has to be one of the most unpredictable divisions in the world and Leeds fans won’t be thinking it’s done until it’s mathematically complete.

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