Jones Knows is back to provide predictions and betting info on all 10 Premier League games – what is he supporting this week?

Wolves versus Brighton, Sunday 12 noon

The lack of praise for the way Brighton is defending has been going on for too long. It’s time to sing about her.

In their last 15 games, Graham Potter’s team have conceded just 10 goals. It is the best record together with Chelsea in the Premier League for this period. Were you lucky Not according to the expected goals against numbers that completely coincide with their sensational actual record.

A big reason for their solidity is Lewis Dunk, who was once again absolutely beastly in defeating Leeds.

It is now the complete package. Apart from Ruben Dias and Harry Maguire, there is no better central defender in the league in their current form. This begs the question of why Conor Coady – who he’s confronted with here – and Tyrone Mings stand before him in the English pecking order. Gareth Southgate, who presented Dunk with his only English cap, can certainly no longer ignore this level of performance? Given the lack of options in this area for England, Dunk could be the surprise package when the squad is revealed later this month. He deserves a crack.

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Lewis Dunk has done a great job in Brighton this season

Sky Bet’s 25/1 offer for the 26-man squad seeks support. Conceding another goal in an away win at Molineux would also do no harm to his cause.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 0-2

ANGLE OF COMPETITION: Lewis Dunk becomes 26-man English squad (25/1 with Sky Bet)

Aston Villa v Manchester United on Sunday at 2:55 p.m. live on Sky Sports

Sunday, May 9th, 1 p.m.

Manchester United have lost just one Premier League game in their last 27 games. It’s a phenomenal run. The fact that the loss to Sheffield United came is in line with Gary Neville’s theory that this team is an “weird bunch”.

However, they have fallen behind in seven of those games and Villa could make this an exciting spectacle by taking an early lead. You can be assisted with Sky Bet at 13/8 to score the first goal.

And Ollie Watkins looks decent to get it.

He’s a defense attorney’s nightmare, isn’t it? The striker doesn’t stop running for 90 minutes. It’s like Villa playing offensive with two men instead of just him. These are his energy levels. It is no coincidence that his return to form came with an increase in earnings for Villa.

I like the 6/1 with Sky Bet so that he can score the first goal in a high score encounter.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 2-2

ANGLE OF COMPETITION: Ollie Watkins scores first goal (6/1 with Sky Bet)

West Ham v Everton, Sunday 4:30 p.m., live on Sky Sports

The game of the weekend. No question. And West Ham’s most important game since meeting Blackpool in the 2012 championship play-off final.

There is a strong possibility that four wins from the remaining four games will be enough for a top 4 result.

A Hammers fan contacted me this week and referred to me as the “Muppet” for continuing to have negative views about West Ham game predictions. He was excited. I just can’t get it right.

But I saw the light.

My decision to be all over Burnley last week ended in the usual disastrous fashion when it comes to West Ham games as David Moyes’ team were utterly dominant in every division. When I showed such an all-round performance despite a 1-0 deficit at Turf Moor and without the best player in Declan Rice, my brain came to the conclusion for the first time that a top 4 result was really within reach.

Everton are a tough nut to crack, but a run of just one win in their last seven Premier League games, scoring just six out of 21 available points, is worrying. Unlike the Hammers, they don’t come for the occasion.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 2-1

ANGLE OF COMPETITION: West Ham to win by one goal (3/1 with Sky Bet)

Arsenal versus West Brom, 7 p.m. Sunday

West Brom will stay here if they lose. Sam Allardyce’s reputation as a relegation firefighter has not met with great success, however. He shaped the Baggies into a far more accomplished outfit that would likely stay up next season if they were a Premier League team as they release the last two months’ performance levels. But it’s all too late for them.

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta has a talented group of young talents to work with and nurture. For the Gunners, this has been the most exciting part of a nerve-wracking season. Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe shone, but the real jewel in the crown could be Gabriel Martinelli, who in his pomp reminds me of Alexis Sanchez. He is aggressive, direct and can make a difference in the last third. Arsenal are unbeaten in all six games they have started in the Premier League this season. Yes, he’s only 18 years old, but the young guns are full of responsibility in this Arsenal lineup. They are the future of this club and should be let loose in the final games.

If West Brom is selected, he will have to control Martinelli’s clever move that Fulham, Sheffield United and Newcastle have all struggled with. His expected goal data shows a return of 0.59 per 90 minutes from his last five Premier League appearances, the fifth highest of all players, and he averages just over three shots per game on his current numbers. All of this corresponds to the 6/1 with Sky Bet, so that it scores devilishly juicy first.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 2-0

COMPETITION ANGLE: Gabriel Martinelli to score first (6/1 with Sky Bet)

Fulham vs Burnley, Monday, 8 p.m., live on Sky Sports

Monday, May 10th, 7:00 p.m.

Start at 8:00 p.m.

These are games that a team led by Sean Dyche just won’t lose. When a result is needed, Burnley delivers.

Fulham will play the nicer football, increase the number of shots and please Scott Parker with their attitude, but ultimately Burnley will turn the big moments of the game in their favor.

No risks are taken in this game, especially against a team that Burnley could simply bring back to the relegation melting pot. One point will do well for the visitor.

Fulham’s possible route to goal could be via the left channel with the Antonee Robinson. He was very unfortunate to play for a team that did not take advantage of their chances, as his build-up game is impressive from a wide range. He still has to register an assist out of 26 chances that his teammates have had this season. Only two players (Luke Ayling and Ivan Cavalerio) have done more without producing an assist in the Premier League. One is due before the end of the season and it could come up against a Burnley side here, forcing the teams to play far and deliver into their box.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 1-1

ANGLE OF COMPETITION: Antonee Robinson registers an assist (6/1 at Sky Bet)

How did Jones Know do this weekend?

Leicester 2-4 Newcastle: JONES KNOWS PREDICTED 1-1 & his betting angle was a winner: Newcastle won or drew with Sky Bet at 15/8.

Leeds 2-1 Tottenham: JONES KNOWS DESIGNED: 0-2

Sheffield United 0-2 Crystal Palace: JONES KNOWS PREVIOUSLY 1-0

Man City 1-2 Chelsea: JONES KNOWS 0-0

Liverpool v Southampton: JONES KNOWS PREDICTED 2-1