By Mark Smith

28th Oct, 2021 | 6:45pm

Lewis Jones predicts Leeds United clash v Norwich City

Lewis Jones has backed Leeds United to finally return to winning ways in the Premier League against Norwich City on Sunday.

The Sky Sports expert has predicted that it will finish 3-1 to the Whites at Carrow Road in a relegation-threatened clash.

Raphinha and Patrick Bamford are expected to return to the Leeds squad, and will hand Marcelo Bielsa a huge boost if so.

Writing in his Sky Sports prediction column, Jones has backed the Whites to shine in their element this weekend.

“In fixtures like these where Leeds face off against a genuine relegation-threatened outfit, it’s most certainly worth backing them.

“Since promotion, in 12 fixtures against teams in the bottom five of the Premier League, Leeds have won nine scoring 24 times in the process. Plus, with Kalvin Phillips back, Leeds are a different animal.

“The England midfielder has missed 13 Premier League games since Leeds returned to the top table and the club have lost nine of those and only just avoided defeat last weekend without him vs Wolves.

“Leeds always give you a chance so Norwich could improve their woeful goals return but the extra quality in the final third for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, spearheaded by Raphinha, should lead them to maximum points.”

Double boost.

This would be the perfect boost ahead of the clash at Norwich.

After having a torrid start to the season, we really are desperate for the three points at Carrow Road this weekend – we simply can’t afford to lose this one.

Three points are all it takes to turn things around and jump up some places in the Premier League and that’s all that matters.

Bielsa won’t jump away from his style and hopefully, that is enough to smash past Norwich, who are in terrible shape after that seven-goal defeat at Chelsea.

Jones isn’t usually too far away from his predictions, and hopefully, he is spot on with this one over the weekend – we are desperate.

In other Leeds United news, Sky Sports have hinted if Raphinha will be out for the long-term with his injury problem