Vinnie Jones has predicted that Leeds United are going to edge a tight game at Goodison Park on Saturday.
He thinks that Leeds are going to “give a right tanking to a team soon” but added that probably wouldn’t be Everton, on a great run under Carlo Ancelotti.
Writing in his column for EasyOdds Jones said, “How good were Leeds against Arsenal?
“Bielsa’s boys ran the Gooners ragged with some fantastic passing and opened them up big-time. I still don’t know how they didn’t score – but the woodwork took a battering!
“You can’t help feeling Leeds will give a right tanking to a team soon, although I’m not sure it’ll be Everton at the weekend. The Toffees might have lost their edge, but are still a very decent side.
“I’m going with Leeds to edge this one at Goodison.”
Leeds kept a clean sheet against Arsenal last time out after two 4-1 defeats but the Premier League isn’t getting any easier for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
Two away trips to Goodison and then to Stamford Bridge pose a very serious test and this Saturday the defence will have to keep Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and James Rodriguez quiet.
We’re actually very optimistic about Saturday.
Leeds might have the third-worst defence in the Premier League but Everton have the fourth and the worst defence in the top 13 (Leeds are 14th).
That spells goals to us and we think that Everton are going to have the confidence to attack Leeds.
That could play into our hands and with Patrick Bamford, Rodrigo back and Raphinha likely to hold onto his starting place, we think our attacking triumvirate is a match for Everton’s.
It should be a fantastic game to watch and it could see Leeds leapfrogging several teams on the way up the table.
The bookies see it the other way, with Everton evens to win the three points and Leeds around 3/1 to spring the surprise.
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