Having lost seven of their last eight games in all competitions, the international break arguably came at the ideal time for Leeds as it would have given Thomas Christiansen's men a real good chance to get themselves back on track before the Championship returns this weekend.
However, a look at the fixture list just hints that the Whites will have to be somewhere near their best if they hope to lift some of the gloom at Elland Road anytime soon. With that in mind, here is HITC Sport's predictions for Leeds' next five games...
Leeds 1-1 Middlesbrough
Garry Monk's return to Elland Road may well culminate in a draw if Leeds step their game up from the defeat to Brentford almost a fortnight ago. Boro have won their last three but none came against sides who sit higher than 18th in the table currently. Leeds will have no problem motivating themselves, and the crowd will have no issue inspiring the team as they look to try and get one over their former boss. A point would not be a bad result for either side.
Wolves 2-0 Leeds
Unfortunately for Christiansen, a trip to Molineux is about as daunting as it gets in the Championship at the moment with Wolves flying high at the top of the table. Nuno's men are threatening to cruise to the title at this rate. What will give Leeds some hope is that they won at the same ground last year, but Wolves are a completely different side now and a home win certainly looks the most likely result.
Barnsley 1-2 Leeds
Barnsley are performing well once again this term, but they have won just once against a team currently in the top half of the table. Leeds may not be there by the time the game comes around and their record at Oakwell will be concerning Christiansen, but, like the Boro game, they should have no problem motivating themselves to give the Tykes a good game.
Leeds 1-1 Aston Villa
Leeds' win at home against Aston Villa last season really showed a lot of people that the Whites deserved to be mentioned in the play-off discussion. Villa appear to be a much better team this term but their form has been slightly erratic of late, so it is difficult to call the result at this stage, but a repeat of the scoreline from when they met at Villa Park last time out may be on the cards.
QPR 2-1 Leeds
Leeds have not won at Loftus Road since 2011 and QPR beat Wolves and Sheffield United - the division's top two - in their last two home games. Despite Rangers' current position in the table, they are clearly a match for anyone and unfortunately, a handful of Leeds' players are yet to prove that they have the fight to win these kind of games.
How many points do you expect Leeds will take from their next five games?