Championship ‘Green light’ with Leeds closing in on promotion

17 Jun 2020 09:27 am, by YorkshireSquare

You have to go back to the 2003/04 season to the last time Leeds United were in the top flight. That saw them relegated from the Premier league after 14 years in the top flight of English football and it has been a lengthy wait for their return. This is a team that has long been one of the biggest in the country, so it has been a difficult period of fans. However, this season could just be the year Leeds are promoted back up to the top flight.

Leeds are in the process of producing a memorable season and at present sit top of the Championship table with 71 points from 37 matches played. They have won 21 games, drawn eight and lost eight, which means they are one point clear of second placed West Brom. That is why they continue to be supported for the title by fans, asking the question on what is the bet365 bonus code? This in order to help boost their bets on Leeds to win the Championship.
It means both sides are in a very promising position to gain automatic promotion with just nine games remaining. This is due to the fact that Leeds now have a seven point lead over Fulham in third, with a much greater goal difference. That means that Leeds are now the short priced favourites to gain promotion and are favourites to go on and pick up the title.

It all appeared to be positive for Leeds, only for the coronavirus to appear and halt the season. There were rumours of the season being cancelled altogether, which would have been difficult to take. However, the Championship has now been given the green light to return, alongside the Premier league. The Championship will restart on June 20th, following the easing of lockdown and elite sport allowed to return behind closed doors. This following in the footsteps of the Bundesliga in Germany, which has made a positive return with no fans in attendance. There are now 108 matches remaining, plus both the play-off semi-finals and final, so it is set to be a busy finish to the current campaign.

Leeds United do appear to have a fairly difficult finish to the season, so will need to ensure they return in similar form in order to guarantee a return to the top flight. The remaining fixtures include four away matches against Cardiff City, Blackburn Rovers, Swansea and Derby County. Leeds also have five home matches against Fulham, Luton Town, Stoke City, Barnsley and finally Charlton. Fulham could provide the toughest test, as they also remain right in the hunt for promotion.