Premier League predictions: Jones Knows says Allan Saint-Maximin can score in Newcastle win over Tottenham | Football news
Our betting guru Jones Knows believes Newcastle, with Allan Saint-Maximin in the foreground, can celebrate their new dawn with a win over Tottenham.
Everton vs West Ham, Sunday 2 p.m., live on Sky Sports
It could be a slow burner. These two love to counterattack and this one might not take off until the first goal is scored. A close meeting is expected. My eyes roamed the shot market for a bet.
There’s absolutely no way I can let Kurt Zouma – arguably the most dangerous attacker from a set piece in the Premier League – go 6/1 with Sky Bet to get a header on target.
You can rest assured that one of the main reasons West Ham decided to shell out Â£ 30million for his signing revolved around his threat in the opposition’s surface. David Moyes has built a very powerful team that focuses a lot on the problems caused by set pieces. Zouma nearly opened his account in the 2-1 loss to Brentford, but shot away from six yards, posting a hefty expected goal figure of 0.13.
Zouma scored five times for Chelsea last season, a feat that made him the Premier League‘s best defender along with Lewis Dunk, but his 0.22 goals-per-90-minute average has officially made Zouma the deadliest. His shooting data supports this theory. His average of 1.2 shots per 90 minutes and 0.4 heads on target per game put him first in stores for defenders in both departments last season. These numbers make his prices 11/10 with Sky Bet for having one or more hits in the match and the aforementioned 6/1 for a header on games of huge value.
Here he lines up against his former team (he actually scored for Everton against West Ham in 2019), knowing that Rafa Benitez’s boys have shown weakness to defend set pieces this season, already conceding three goals. via this route – something Burnley exploited very cleverly at Goodison Park earlier this campaign where Ben Mee opened the scoring.
SCORE PREDICTION: 1-1
BETTING ANGLE: Kurt Zouma will have one or more heads on target (6/1 with Sky Bet)
Newcastle vs Tottenham, Sunday 4.30pm, live on Sky Sports
With so many uncertainties surrounding the managers’ situation at Newcastle, this meeting is a prediction nightmare from a match-result perspective. Steve Bruce or not Steve Bruce, there should always be a revitalized atmosphere in St James’ Park and they possess an attack to seriously question visitors. At 5/2 with Sky Bet, the home win seems a sustainable price.
Harry Kane has a big chunk of the early goalscorer market, but he’s heading north out of form playing for this Tottenham side. Kane has yet to score in the Premier League this season. After missing the opener against Man City, he hasn’t scored in any of the last six – his longest scoreless streak in the league since failing in the first six games of the 15/16 season. Its price of 3/1 on the first scorers market is to be assumed.
Allan Saint-Maximin is likely to continue in a central attacking role and 15/2 quotes with Sky Bet about him scoring the first goal significantly underestimate his talents. The flying Frenchman has had the most shots (14), shots on target (6) and opposing touches (40) for Newcastle this season and has proven to be the main source of goals since Callum Wilson was injured, scoring in of the last two matches at Parc St James. He can do three in a row here.
SCORE PREDICTION: 2-1
BETTING ANGLE: Allan Saint-Maximin scores first (15/2 with Sky Bet)
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Monday 8pm, live on Sky Sports
Arsenal have won five of their last six home games in all competitions. This coincided with a markedly improved defensive performance in recent weeks, keeping three clean sheets in their last four games with Aaron Ramsdale’s defensive centerline, Gabriel and Ben White showing early signs of promise. I think they will have too many for Palace here.
Tracking Emile Smith Rowe through various shooting and scoring markets has been a profitable strategy so far this season and there is no reason to give it up just yet, especially with the confidence flowing after scoring three. goals in his last five games for club and country. Although he plays a very advanced role for Mikel Arteta, he is still valued by the markets as a large and inconsistent player with little end product.
There’s no way we’re going to get prizes like 10/11 with Sky Bet to have at least one shot on target in a few months. It’s a bet that would have won in nine of its last 10 appearances in all domestic and international competitions with its only failure to hit the target in the loss to Manchester City when Arsenal barely ventured out of their own. half. I would expect the Gunners to dominate the territory for much of this meeting which should see Smith Rowe shine in dangerous areas. He can hit the target.
SCORE PREDICTION: 2-0
BETTING ANGLE: Emile Smith Rowe must have at least one shot on target (10/11 with Sky Bet)