Lewis Jones predicts scoreline in West Brom clash v Leeds United
Sky Sports pundit Lewis Jones has predicted a six-goal thriller when West Brom take on Leeds United on the final day of the season.
The Baggies will have nothing to play for as relegation has already been confirmed. Leeds, on the other hand, have already secured a top-half finish, so would only have table positions at stake.
It will also be Sam Allardyce’s last game at the club, as he made his intentions of stepping down public after the Hammers defeat.
Final days are often the craziest and unpredictable, and Jones sees this one being a mental one.
In his Sky Sports column, he predicted it to go 4-2 in Leeds’ favour. He wrote, “You can only guarantee three things in this life: death, taxes and a goal-bonanza on the final day of a Premier League season.
“The goal per game ratio always sails above the season average on the final day. Teams are more likely to play with a bit more freedom in a sunshine-filled no-pressure environment.
“Of all the fixtures on the final day, this looks the game that could go a bit bonkers on the goal front. Only Manchester United’s games have averaged more goals than Leeds’ this season with Marcelo Bielsa’s style reaping rewards at the top level.
“West Brom, meanwhile, have also become a team under Sam Allardyce that produce action at both ends of the pitch with seven of their last eight matches seeing two or more goals.”
Bring on the fireworks
It’s not like there’s a lot riding on this result so we should go all out win, lose or draw.
This Leeds defence is there for the taking and if we hit them with long balls and get our attacking players to run in behind we could cause them some trouble.
They’re likely to give their fringe players a chance who won’t be used to the rigours of a Premier League game.
Also, with fans back in the stands, the place is going to be lively so the best we can hope is to spoil the Elland Road party and go down with a final-day victory.
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