Premier League predictions: Back Leeds to turn up heat on Steve Bruce at Newcastle, says Jones Knows

Our betting guru Jones Knows was in red-hot form with his predictions last weekend – what has caught his eye this time around?

Last weekend’s winners (+34.5 profit to level stakes):

  • Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea all to win to nil acca at 22/1
  • Chelsea to win to nil at 10/11
  • Manchester City to win to nil at 15/8
  • Wolves to win more corners than Watford at 5/6
  • Leandro Trossard to score first at 15/2
  • Matip 1+ shots & Wolves to win corner race double at 5/2
  • First goal to be a header in Everton vs Burnley 9/2

Newcastle vs Leeds, Friday 8pm, live on Sky Sports

There has been plenty of talk surrounding ‘home advantage’ this season with fans back at grounds. Well, this one could be a case of ‘home disadvantage’ for Newcastle. Leeds – without a win this season – will be circling this fixture in their diary as the one to get their season up and running in front of a home crowd that are on the turn. Just one point taken from Newcastle’s first four games has come with a dollop of positives from Steve Bruce, but the tidal wave of negativity from the fanbase is building to a crescendo. It could boil over at St James’ Park.

Bruce can point to some fluent attacking play in the defeats to West Ham and Manchester United but the numbers paint a worrying picture. They have lost the ‘expected goals battle’ in all four of their fixtures, posting a total of 4.29 xG for and a whopping 10.53 xG against. Also, Newcastle have conceded the most Premier League goals since Project Restart (June 2020), shipping 91 in 51 games. A set of numbers that screams relegation battle.

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