Our betting expert Jones Knows makes his Premier League predictions for the weekend.
Brighton vs Burnley, Friday, 5.30pm – live on Sky Sports Box Office
Brighton remind me of a jigsaw puzzle.
I just cannot figure them out. And, they go to pieces in the box.
According to all the key metrics, their performance levels are that of a team that should be aiming for a top-10 finish yet they have taken just five points from their opening seven matches. Going further back, they have won just four games this calendar year – that is the fewest wins of the 17 ever-present Premier League sides.
More worryingly, there’s signs their attacking process is now malfunctioning. In the last three halves of football, they have created a total xG figure of just 0.32. When you add it all up, they are simply unbackable at odds-on, even against winless Burnley, who were still short of their best at Chelsea last weekend.
This is the seventh time Sean Dyche has gone seven or more matches without a win in the Premier League as Burnley boss but he’s always come out the other side. Is this the game where it turns?
Brighton – still without the suspended Lewis Dunk – have conceded…