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Leeds United: Fans concerned after xG stat explains striking struggles

Leeds United: Fans concerned after xG stat explains striking struggles - Leeds United

While Leeds United are sitting pretty in the Championship’s promotion places during the Christmas festivities, the season’s halfway point saw a Whites stat account on Twitter reflect on their performances compared to this point last season.

At the same stage last year, Leeds were top of the pile in the Championship and held a six-point lead over the play-off places after 23 games.

Of course, it didn’t quite work out – though Marcelo Bielsa’s side have picked themselves up to achieve an eight-point advantage ahead of the play-off zone despite not winning either of their previous two games.

Leeds United stats hub @LUFCDATA compared the two campaigns – with one stat regarding Expected Goals (xG) ringing alarm bells amongst the fans.

It shows a rise of over 10 goals compared to 2018/19, despite Leeds scoring three fewer than at this point last season.

That has left some fans at a loss to explain the differentials between goals expected, goals scored and points gained, as you can see from the replies below:

Surely Leeds can't blow a 10-point lead on 3rd?

They will

They will

They won't

They won't

Leeds fans, will your lack of goals this year come back to haunt you at the end of the season? Let us know what you think below!


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