Leeds United clearly just didn’t want it enough. They were looking very well placed to finish the season in the top six just a few weeks ago, however they suffered some disastrous results recently and will miss out on a play-off place. Indeed it was Fulham who took full advantage of Leeds United’s downfall with the Cottagers sitting three points above Garry Monk’s men as things stand but with a far superior goal-difference. All that the Whites can now do is sit back and look to next season for any possible play-off challenge.
Can they end this season on a high by collecting all three points at the DW Stadium? Victory on the final day of the season will hardly compensate for a failure to remain in the play-off places, however we expect the Whites to dominate in what is effectively a ‘dead-rubber’ of a game on Saturday.
Hosts Wigan Athletic are already resigned to their future in League One next season and we don’t expect them putting up too much of a fight in their final game of what has been an utterly disappointing season for them. They helped their cause with back-to-back wins over Rotherham United and Barnsley last month but by this point the writing was already on the wall and it was little surprise when they eventually succumbed to the inevitable.
This should on paper be a one-sided affair and Leeds United will doubtless edge their opponents over the ninety minutes, however both sides will be in thoroughly low spirits and a low-scoring encounter will more than likely see the visitors win by a single goal margin.