Sky Sports pundit Liam Jones has claimed that it would be a footballing travesty if Newcastle pulled off a shock win over Leeds United.
The Whites travel to Tyneside on Tuesday looking to pick up their first win and goals of 2021 following a poor start to the new year.
Jones, while doing his weekly predictions for Sky Sports, declared that Newcastle have been nothing short of embarrassing in recent weeks as he tipped Leeds to secure a convincing win.
He said, “No matter what Steve Bruce will have you believe, Newcastle have been embarrassing in their last three matches. Embarrassing.
“No goals scored, an average of just nine touches in the opposition box per match and 1.6 shots on target per match.
“The last thing they need right now is a team like Leeds on their doorstep, full of energy, full of forward-thinking players. It would be a footballing travesty if Bruce gets the better of Bielsa here. 3-0 Leeds.”
Despite disappointing against Brighton last time out, Leeds are favourites to win at St James’ Park in the eyes of both Whites fans and Newcastle supporters.
The Magpies are bottom of the Premier League form table, goalless in four and winless in 10.
They can’t defend, they can’t attack and we should be easily good enough for three points on Tuesday evening.
Jones reckons it would be a travesty if we didn’t pick up three points at St James’ and we can’t help but agree.
Look what we did to them at Elland Road earlier this season and that was before they hit this awful run of form.
A 3-0 win would be welcomed with open arms by everyone associated with Leeds United and a convincing win would push the poor losses against Brighton and Crawley to the back of everyone’s minds.
We all hope that this potential travesty will be avoided on Tuesday night.
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