Stan Collymore has made use of Twitter’s new Fleets feature to share his Premier League predictions for this weekend – and it makes for good reading for Leeds United fans.
Leeds welcome Arsenal to Elland Road on Sunday with the aim of bouncing back to winning ways after suffering 4-1 defeats in each of their last two Premier League outings.
The Whites have not lost three consecutive games with Marcelo Bielsa in charge and if Collymore’s prediction comes true, that record will still stand.
Collymore posted his predictions for this weekend’s Premier League fixtures on Twitter and has tipped Leeds to win 3-2 against the Gunners.
You can see the rest of the former Liverpool player’s predictions below.
Would we take that? Absolutely.
Leeds’ form has suffered quite a big drop in recent weeks and stats by FBRef show that the Whites have the worst xGA (expected goals against) in the Premier League at 14.3.
Bielsa has actually seen his side conceded 17 times in the Premier League this season – which is the joint-worst record in the league – so the Whites are actually defending worse than they are expected to be.
Leeds shine when they are on the front-foot though.
Leeds’ xG after eight Premier League matches is 12.5, which is the fifth-highest in the league.
Bielsa needs to find a way to keep Leeds attacking the way they have been doing so far this season but making his defence harder to beat.
We don’t want to see Bielsa rein it in to the point where his style of play isn’t as easy on the eye but Illan Meslier is horribly exposed at times due to the way the full-backs bomb forward and the fact that Kalvin Phillips is injured and not offering the back-line the protection he usually does.
In other Leeds United news, this pundit has made a big claim about Erling Haaland and the Whites.