Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is backing former clubs Leeds and Chelsea to claim victory in the Premier League over the weekend.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites have got a tough test in store on Sunday, with FA Cup winners Arsenal due to visit Elland Road.
Both sides are looking to return to winning ways after suffering major setbacks prior to the international break; Leeds slumped to consecutive 4-1 defeats against Leicester and Crystal Palace, while the Gunners were thrashed 3-0 at home by Aston Villa in their latest outing.
Newcastle will also be looking to bounce back from a loss when Chelsea arrive at St James’ Park for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is backing former clubs Leeds and Chelsea to claim victory in the Premier League over the weekend
The Magpies were beaten 2-0 by Southampton before the pause in schedule, yet their opponents are heading into tomorrow’s game in a rich vein of form.
Frank Lampard’s Blues have claimed victory in their last two Premier League outings, avoiding defeat and keeping three clean sheets in their last five.
Marcelo Bielsa’s United side have suffered consecutive 4-1 defeats
And Hasselbaink, who enjoyed successful spells with Chelsea and Leeds in his iconic playing career, is tipping both of his former clubs to prevail at the weekend.
The former Netherlands striker, speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes at its launch of the 5-A-Side Bet on Leeds vs Arsenal, has stuck his neck on the line with score predictions for both matches.
But Hasselbaink is backing them to pick up a 3-2 win over Arsenal on Sunday
Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea
“Chelsea haven’t had much joy at St James’ Park in recent years but I think they’ll sneak through this one with a win.”
Leeds 3-2 Arsenal
“There’ll be goals in this game and I think Arsenal will be in for a hard afternoon.
“They’ll want to play out from the back and control the…