In what promises to be an exciting Premier League encounter at Anfield, Liverpool host Arsenal in Saturday’s late kick-off. Both teams have started the new campaign with a hundred per cent record in the English top-flight, so something has to give on Merseyside.
Liverpool (Odds of 1/ 2 for victory)
Jurgen Klopp’s team has continued this season where they left last season, by winning in the Premier League. They have beaten Norwich and last time out Southampton so far this season.
The Reds have now recorded 11 straight league wins dating back to March. The Merseysider’s have also been lethal in front of goal in those 11 wins, scoring at least twice in all of the victories.
Last seasons top-flight runners-up are currently on a run of 41 home games unbeaten in the Premier League. Klopp’s team have also won 15 of their last 16 league games at Anfield in the top-flight.
Liverpool will fancy their chances of extending that good run of form against the Gunners, who have won just one of the last ten meetings between these two teams in all competitions.
Arsenal (0dds of 5/1 for victory)
The Gunners have kicked off their campaign by recording narrow victories over Newcastle and last time out Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. Neither victory was that comfortable.
However, it was vital for the north London team to make a winning start to the campaign after narrowly missing out on the Champions League spots last season. The two straight wins at the beginning of the season mean that Unai Emery’s side are unbeaten in four Premier League games, including winning their last three top-flight matches.
One facet of their game that Arsenal will need to improve this season in the Premier League is their record on their travels. The Gunners have won just four of their last 14 away matches in the English top-flight, although they have now won their last two matches away from home.
The fact that the team from north London have struggled to keep teams out on away from the capital has been one of the key factors to their struggles on the road.
In fact, Arsenal have kept just two clean sheets in their last 20 away games in the Premier League. Going back a bit further they have kept just three clean sheets in 30 away games in the top-flight too. Those stats are concerning considering Liverpool’s potency on home soil.
These two teams have enjoyed some highly exciting and high scoring games down the years in the Premier League. This game could well follow suit. You can back the over 3.5 goals at odds of 11/10.
When it comes to the outcome of the game, it would be majorly surprising if Liverpool did not record a victory in this clash. Arsenal will have enough difficulty keeping the home side from scoring, let alone winning the game. The sensible bet seems to be to back the home win. If you fancy a double bet back the home win and over 3.5.
Verdict: Home win at odds of 1/ 2 and/or over 2.5 goals at odds of 11/10 (all odds from Bet365)
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