Leeds United claimed a superb 4-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers to breathe new life into their survival bid this season. Jack Harrison gave them an early lead before Luke Ayling doubled their advantage in the second-half with a low header. Rasmus Kristensen and Rodrigo also earned their names on the scoresheet as the Whites secured a brilliant win at the Molineux Stadium.
The victory lifted the West Yorkshire outfit out of the relegation zone but they are just two points above West Ham United in 18th. Javi Gracia’s side now face some testing fixtures next month after the end of the international break. Below we look at Leeds United’s fixtures in April.
1- Arsenal – April 1 (A)
The Gunners are challenging for the league title and they will be highly motivated to win all their remaining matches. Leeds were unlucky to suffer a 1-0 loss in their last league encounter with the Londoners, with Patrick Bamford missing his second-half penalty.
However, the Whites under Javi Gracia will be looking to create a huge upset when they travel to the Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal next month.
2- Nottingham Forest – April 4 (H)
Nottingham Forest are one of the top candidates to get relegated this season. Steve Cooper’s side most recently lost 2-1 to Newcastle United at the City Ground, which is highly concerning considering they had been impressive at home.
The Tricky Trees defeated Leeds 1-0 in what proved to be Jesse Marsch’s final game at Elland Road. Can Forest repeat that feat now that they will have home advantage?
3- Crystal Palace – April 9 (H)
Patrick Vieira has been sacked after he led Crystal Palace to a winless run in the new year. Roy Hodgson has been reappointed at the South London club but questions still remain whether the managerial change will be enough to retain their top-flight status by the end of the season.
Leeds will be looking to do better this time against Palace as they previously lost 2-1 at Selhurst Park with Odsonne Edouard and Eberechi Eze on target.
4- Liverpool – April 17 (H)
Liverpool are out of the Champions League as well as the FA Cup, leaving the Merseyside outfit with only the top-four finish to fight for. But even for a place in Europe next season, the Reds are facing intense competition from Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Jurgen Klopp’s men slumped to a shocking 2-1 defeat against Leeds at Anfield in October, and so the Whites have a rare opportunity to claim a double over the Reds.
5- Fulham – April 22 (A)
Nobody expected Fulham to be in this position at the start of the season. But they have defied expectations under Marco Silva and are now being regarded as favourites to secure European football.
Fulham and Leeds last met each other in the Carabao Cup where the Cottagers comfortably won by a 2-0 scoreline. The Londoners also prevailed over their Yorkshire rivals 3-2 earlier this season in the Premier League.
6- Leicester City – April 25 (H)
Leicester ended their five-game losing run last week by holding Brentford to a 1-1 draw at the Gtech Community Stadium. However, with just one point above the relegation zone, the Foxes will have to be far better in the following months to ensure their stay in the richest football league.
7- Bournemouth – April 30 (A)
There are currently eight teams fighting for survival in the top-flight, and Bournemouth are one of them. They have managed to get some impressive results, including their shocking 1-0 success over Liverpool recently, but they need a few more wins like that to guarantee their survival in the Premier League.
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