Premier League predictions: Jones Knows says back Liverpool to make fast start vs Manchester United
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Our tipster Jones Knows previews a huge midweek fixture list in the Premier League and is backing Liverpool to make a fast start vs Manchester United.
Liverpool vs Manchester United, Tuesday 8pm, live on Sky Sports
The current state of both these teams can be seen through the match prices for this one. Manchester United are 7/1 with Sky Bet to beat Liverpool. How the mighty have fallen. To be given just a 12.5 per cent chance of winning a football match when you have the greatest striker arguably to have ever played the sport is a quite bewildering reflection of United's process.
I tipped a Liverpool 5-1 win in the corresponding fixture which overestimated United as they lost 5-0. I'd happily back the same outcome here in any normal situation but Liverpool are in "job done" mode at the moment such is their schedule. The cue might be put on the rack once hitting the front.
For those wanting to get Liverpool on-side, backing them to be winning at half-time at 5/6 with Sky Bet looks a smart way of finding a reasonable price on a home-based bet. No team have been winning at half-time (19 times) and have scored more before the break (38 goals) than Liverpool this season. With Anfield likely to be at full-throttle, a fast-start is expected.
SCORE PREDICTION: 2-0 | BETTING ANGLE: Liverpool to be winning at half-time (5/6 with Sky Bet - Bet Here!)
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Chelsea vs Arsenal, Wednesday 7.45pm, live on Sky Sports
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Thomas Tuchel takes charge of Chelsea for the 50th time in the Premier League and he can celebrate that milestone by keeping another clean sheet against the misfiring Gunners, who look set to lose their fourth straight Premier League game - something that hasn't happened since 1995.
Tuchel's side have kept 25 clean sheets in his 49 Premier League games in the hot seat. It's resulted in his team having conceded the fewest goals of any Premier League side during his reign at the club (36).
Arsenal aren't a million miles away from being able to compete with Chelsea when at full-strength but their lack of cover in key areas of the field is threatening to derail what has been a very positive season.
Without Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey, Arsenal's win-rate in the Premier League drops from 71 per cent to 36 per cent. In 14 games this season when both have been missing, Arsenal have lost eight of those matches. Mikel Arteta's side have also lost all five Premier League games against the current top three by an aggregate score of 15-1.