Liverpool vs Arsenal: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, August 19, 2019 5:12 PM UTC

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 5:12 PM UTC

The history books point to a goal fest!
<div><h2>Liverpool vs Arsenal</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, August 24, at Anfield</strong></a></p><p>Many of the Premier League’s finest attackers will strut their stuff at Anfield on Saturday as Liverpool host Arsenal in the late game. The Gunners suffered a 5-1 defeat on their last visit to the stadium and they have done little to improve their defence since then. However, a stellar attack boasting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe is firing on all cylinders, and they could cause the Reds a few problems. Liverpool are a lot more solid at the back than Arsenal, but first choice goalkeeper Alisson is injured and replacement Adrian looks calamitous, so we could be in for a high-scoring game.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>The absence of Alisson is surely the biggest concern for Liverpool fans at the moment. Adrian was the hero in the UEFA Super Cup, as he saved Tammy Abraham’s penalty to hand his team victory in the shootout following a 2-2 draw, but he looked nervy in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Southampton. He committed a real howler towards the end of the game to allow the Saints back into contention, and that will not install much confidence among Liverpool’s defenders. Going forward, Liverpool remain utterly sensational. Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are all world-class forwards and they should slice through a pretty feeble Arsenal backline without much difficulty.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Arsenal are still missing full-backs Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney. Nacho Monreal is solid down the left, but Ainsley Maitland-Niles will struggle to contain Mané on the right. The intelligence of Firmino and the pace of Salah cutting in from the right should also cause plenty of problems for David Luiz and Sokratis, who are not the most mobile. Dani Ceballos dazzled for Arsenal in their 2-1 win against Burnley at the weekend, and he will expect to keep his place. Unai Emery will have to decide whether to keep faith in youngsters Matteo Guendouzi, Chris Willock and Reiss Nelson, or turn to the more experienced Lucas Torreira, Mesut Ozil and Pepe.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Liverpool are clear favourites to win this game, priced at 1.50 (1/2) with <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Ladbrokes">Ladbrokes</a>, and that is understandable. They have won their last three home meetings with the Gunners by an aggregate scoreline of 12-2. The last two meetings at The Emirates were drawn, but Liverpool appear to have Arsenal’s measure on Merseyside. They are a better team, and they have home advantage in this game, but the only wildcard is Adrian. You might decide to avoid the outrights and look at the goals market instead, as this should be another high-scoring affair.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Paddy Power">Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 1.73 (8/11) with Paddy Power</a></strong></p></div>
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