By Pranav Shahaney

23rd Oct, 2022 | 9:10am

Sky Sports guru predicts scoreline of Leeds United Premier League clash v Fulham

Sky Sports prediction guru Lewis Jones has backed Leeds United to pick up a point from their game against Fulham on Sunday.

Jesse Marsch is fighting for his job at the club and a win is important from this fixture but Jones only sees the Whites getting a 2-2 draw.

Leeds have gone seven games without a win with their last three pints coming two months ago when they beat Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.

Jones told Sky Sports, “Leeds are now seven without a win and have scored just one goal in their last four games. You know things are starting to turn for a manager when the previous manager’s name is being chanted by the fanbase.

“But are things really that bad? A look at their performance metrics over that seven-game run doesn’t showcase a team nosediving towards a relegation scrap. In only one of those games did they fail to record an expected goals tally above 1.00 and that was when playing with 10-men against Aston Villa for almost all of the second half. And, in their last four games they have had 46 shots, 11 on target and bagged an expected goals figure of 4.52.

“That said, their second half performance at Leicester when the home side were playing in front of a nervy home crowd was turgid and lacked belief. I’m still of the belief that Jesse Marsch’s way will bring spells of good results but I’d rather back them when morale and confidence is flowing.”

No more excuses

If Marsch is to prove that he deserves to be the Leeds manager, these are the kinds of games he needs to be winning.

Fulham may have started the season better than most expected them to, but they still do not have a better team on paper than Leeds.

Coming to Elland Road is not easy for even the best teams in the league and the Whites have to take advantage of that.

A poor performance that leads to a draw or a loss could see the board make the quick call and he could end up being sacked at full-time.

Even Marcelo Bielsa was sacked after a poor run of results and not winning a game for over two months could be reason enough to get rid of the American.

We’re hoping he manages to turn things around quickly because football is an unforgiving business and he’ll be aware of that.

In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has delivered Jesse Marsch’s “sack” verdict after what he heard this month.