PL Predictions: Van Dijk and Konate big goal threats

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Sunday 14 May 2023 18:41, UK

Premier League predictions

Leicester’s leaky defence should be music to the ears of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and our tipster is backing some big-price goalscorers to take advantage.

Any winners for Jones Knows last week?

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold 2+ shots – 2/1
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold 1+ shot from outside the box – 11/4
  • Willian 3+ shots – 2/1
  • Everton double chance vs Brighton – 9/4
  • Gibbs-White to score in a Forest win – 6/1
  • Over 2.5 goals in Fulham vs Leicester – 4/5
  • Under 3.5 goals in Man City vs Leeds – 10/11
  • 50+ booking points in Wolves vs Villa – 4/5

Leicester vs Liverpool, Monday 8pm, live on Sky Sports

It is seven years to the day since Leicester played the final game of their 2015/16 Premier League title-winning season. They are on the verge of becoming only the second Premier League title winner to be subsequently relegated – a fate which previously befell 1994/5 champions Blackburn. But with James Maddison and Harvey Barnes there remains hope – two genuine top-six players slumming it in a relegation battle. It’s obvious where the problem lies. Leicester have no clean sheet in their last 20 Premier League games – they are the only team in Europe’s major leagues not to keep a clean sheet since the World Cup.

And now Liverpool come a-knocking, with a top-four finish now in their sights and boasting six wins in a row.

It’s a game that screams goals but the market is aligned with that, so we’ll head to the goalscorer market.

Trent Alexander-Arnold came close to delivering our best bet last weekend of scoring at 9/1, having a crisp drive tipped away by David Raya with one of three shots from his new hybrid position. He is worth following along with Ibrahim Konate (12/1) and Virgil van Dijk (7/1) to score anytime. No team have scored more from set-pieces than Jurgen Klopp’s men (16) – and Leicester have a tendency to crumble under direct pressure in their box.


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