Lewis Jones predicts Leeds clash v Leicester City
Lewis Jones has backed Leeds United to pick up another point in the Premier League against Leicester on Sunday.
The Sky Sports expert has predicted that it will finish 2-2 at Elland Road in a goal-frenzy before the international break.
Marcelo Bielsa will be looking to pick up another three points after that important win at Norwich City last week.
Writing in his Sky Sports prediction column this week, Jones
“Leicester games are a haven for goals,” he said.
“It stems from their inability to defend as a cohesive unit. Brendan Rodgers’ side haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last nine Premier League games, conceding exactly two goals in five of their last six matches.
“A repeat of such sloppiness at Elland Road should make for an entertaining encounter. I’ll go with a high-scoring draw.
“In a game that is likely to be full of goalscoring opportunities, it seems a simple yet smart idea to back Leeds’ biggest goal threat to score. Raphinha has stepped his game up a notch this season, to the extent that he’s scored twice and assisted twice for Brazil in his two starts in World Cup qualifying.”
Beating the likes of Norwich and Watford are to be expected, but these are the games where we need to turn it up.
The Whites have been unlucky against the likes of Wolves and West Ham, and most likely should have taken home three points against both.
Bielsa will be wanting more intensity, more running and more end product from his men on Sunday afternoon – the minimum they gave last season every single week.
Raphinha will, of course, be the key.
The Brazilian has been sensational in recent weeks and dominated against Norwich, and he will be looking to do the same against Leicester.
Brendan Rodgers will be dealing with fitness issues after the Foxes draw with Spartak Moscow last night, as well as the bug flying through their camp over the past week.
It is time to take advantage of that, bring home them points.
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