Jones Knows returns with his predictions, giving Everton tips for a rare home win.

Everton vs. Crystal Palace, Monday, 6 p.m., live on Sky Sports

My advice when it comes to poking around on Crystal Palace over the next few weeks is to adopt them. There is a lot of uncertainty in the club. Who will be in charge next season? Roy Hodgson’s contract is on and there doesn’t seem to be much movement on that front. In addition, up to 10 players in the first team are at the end of their contracts. So with the club almost safe from relegation, a scenario similar to last season when Palace lost eight of their last nine games could be at stake on the cards.

Any team currently playing against Palace will put a ring around that game on the calendar to collect points. This seems like a fantastic opportunity for Everton to break a pathetic home record. Goodison Park has been the site of six of the last seven losses in all competitions.

I believe that Richarlison’s target threat is underestimated by the betting markets. The Brazilian has scored four of Everton’s last six goals in his more advanced central role and found the net in his last two games against Palace. The 11/2 for him to score first seems very fair.


ANGLE OF COMPETITION: Richarlison to Score First (11/2 with Sky Bet)

Wolves vs West Ham, Monday, 8:15 p.m., live on Sky Sports

Monday, April 5th, 8:00 p.m.

Start at 8.15 p.m.

This is difficult to predict. All three game outcomes can easily be argued at the prices available. West Ham are 22 points better than they were at this point last season – the club’s best return after 29 games in a Premier League season. However, the Wolves are now looking much more comfortable in their own skin again since returning to the last three, and offering the Hammers a rigorous test to collapse.

Instead of the market for game results, my eyes are drawn to the market for the first goal method. A niche, of course. I like the chances that the first goal will be scored with a header.

Set pieces will definitely play a big role. Both teams scored 36 percent of their Premier League goals from set pieces this season (10 out of 28 Wolves, 16 out of 45 West Ham) – together the highest percentage in the league. West Ham is the top scorer in the standard situations, Wolves are fifth at this table.

With Tomas Soucek, Michail Antonio, Craig Dawson and Willy Boly all having dynamite in the air, the 9/2 looks overpriced for the first goal that’s a header.


COMPETITION ANGLE: First target method is a header (9/2 with Sky Bet)

Saturday’s predictions

Chelsea 2-5 West Brom – JONES KNOWS PREVIOUSLY 2-0

Leeds 2-1 Sheff Utd – JONES KNOWS PREVIOUSLY 2-0

Leicester 0-2 Man City – JONES KNOWS PREVIOUSLY 2-1

Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool – JONES KNOWS 2-1

Predictions for sunday

Southampton 3-2 Burnley – JONES KNOWS PREVIOUSLY 1-1

Newcastle 2-2 Tottenham – JONES KNOWS DESIGNED: 1-1

Aston Villa 3-1 Fulham – JONES KNOWS DESIGNED: 0-1

Manchester United 2-1 Brighton – JONES KNOWS 2-1