All of a sudden Leeds’ spot in the automatic promotion places doesn’t look so secure.
Unfortunately, things don’t get much easier for the Whites.
Their next encounter may be against the 15th placed team in the division, but there is one factor that makes the game that much harder for Leeds.
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It may not make much sense, but the fact that the Whites have to travel to London may affect their chances of getting a win in this one.
For one reason or another, Leeds’ record in the capital as of late has been nothing short of atrocious as they’ve won just two of their last 24 visits to the big smoke after losing to Arsenal earlier this month.
Their last win in the capital was against QPR two years ago when Kemar Roofe netted a hat trick, but since then it’s been a tough place for Leeds to come.
The thing is that there’s no rhyme or reason as to why this happens.
Some of the poorest quality teams in the Championship over the past two years have been based in London such as 19th placed Charlton Athletic, last season’s relegation battlers Millwall and a QPR side that finished firmly in the bottom half last term.
Yet, despite Leeds’ improvements under Marcelo Bielsa, he’s not been able to beat any of those sides away from home.
Mentality is a huge thing when gunning for a promotion, and after just one win in five the Whites may need a little confidence boost. Ending this horrible hoodoo may be exactly what the doctor ordered.
In other news, Leeds may finally be about to replace Chris Wood.