Sky Sports’ ‘Jones Knows’ segment has provided interesting commentary and commentary on the current situation at Newcastle United.
This section predicts what will happen in other Premier League games and discusses some of the challenges/challenges for clubs.
However, unlike previous predictions, which are often based on the size of the club and whether they have won previous games, this one has proper analysis and insight, not lazy thinking.
Sky Sports’ ‘Jones Knows’ series looks at matches based on betting and has been focusing on Newcastle United’s game at Aston Villa.
Lewis Jones (the Sky Sports expert behind the ‘Jones Knows’ segment) has highlighted the key factors that could have a major impact on Aston Villa v Newcastle.
“Since being beaten 5-1 by Newcastle on the opening day, Villa have taken 43 points from their next 20 Premier League games. There is now a gap of 14 separating the two teams and Villa are 10/11 with Sky Bet to finish in the top four. Newcastle are 16/ 1.
“Given that they are a team that has won 16 of their last 17 Premier League games at Villa Park, 5/6 with Sky Bet on the home game looks like one of the strongest midweek prices.
“Villa know how to win at home while the same can’t be said for Newcastle on the road.
“Despite back-to-back FA Cup wins at Sunderland and Fulham, their away form in the Premier League has been dire.
“The defeat at Liverpool made it six defeats away from St James’ Park during which they have taken just five points – only Sheffield United have taken fewer (2).
“Eddie Howe’s men undoubtedly have the speed, strength and skill to test Aston Villa’s aggressive line, but their performance is still far below what they experienced last season and speculation about Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson going forward. Thursday’s transfer deadline won’t help. everything.
“Prediction Details: Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0”
Lots of good stuff in there, as usual, when it comes to what the Sky Sports pundit has to say.
Certainly based on research and statistics.
There are some statistics though…
Chelsea 0 Villa 0
Everton 0 Villa 0
Middlesbrough 0 Villa 1 (Cash scored the winner in the 87th minute)
Villa 3 Burnley 2 (Won a penalty in the 89th minute against the second bottom of the table)
Man U 3 Villa 2 (Villa led 2-0 and lost)
Villa 1 Sheff Utd 1 (Villa equalized in 90+7 minutes against rock bottom of the table)
Now Villa are where they are in the table because that’s where they should be but nobody can say that they are playing again soon, like they did at the beginning of the season.
As for Newcastle United, when we get the best result in the FA Cup, away from home, scoring five goals but not scoring anything, everyone is eager to record it! United dominated Championship side Sunderland 3-0 away from home in the derby, while Villa had the chance to win 1-0 with a late goal at Championship side Middlesbrough.
At Fulham, Newcastle were poor in keeping the ball in the first half but when they blew in the 39th minute they did well and kept the ball well, they won 2-0 at the Premier League club, they had three more shots than they had. home and having a respectable 44% which means that at the end of the game, NUFC kept more of the ball.
Although no one can pretend that we didn’t have some tough results back in December, I think the last three games against Sunderland, Man City and Fulham show that NUFC are back in the right direction. There are no surprises but the first choice back four are together again, Dubravka has regained confidence behind them, while the likes of Isak, Gordon and Almiron look to be a real threat. Four games in January saw Newcastle score two or more in all nine of their four games, while even if you take out the last ten games, United failed to score in just one.
If they have a scoring threat AND the defense keeps up what they’re doing… maybe tonight won’t be the home win the pundits and media are predicting.