The English Premier League giants Liverpool are set to host Arsenal at Anfield on Monday. Both teams have won their two opening games so far, meaning that at least one of their perfect records could be slowed on Monday.
Liverpool know that Arsenal have had more success in recent meetings, beating them in the Premier League return leg as well as the Community Shield encounter.
The Reds played an interesting game against Chelsea last time out, where they beat them 2 goals to nil on their home ground Stamford Bridge.
The Reds thrashed Lincoln City 7-2 in the midweek clash at LNER Stadium in the EFL Cup competition. On the hand, Arsenal booked their place in the fourth round by beating Leicester City at the King Power Stadium 2-0.
Arsenal have beaten four of last season’s top five teams – Liverpool (twice), Manchester City, Chelsea and now Leicester.
Liverpool vs Arsenal preview
The Gunners trip to Anfield remains an assignment for them, the champions have been winning against them in their last six top-flight meetings. Liverpool dropped only two points at home throughout the campaign, while the Gunners have won just 4 and lost 7 of their Premier League away games last season.
Consequently a 3-0 triumph over Fulham on the opening day of the season and winning against Leicester in midweek have created confidence for the awaited clash. Liverpool promise to be a much vigilant test than previous encounters.
Captain Jordan Henderson is out for the Reds not fully recovered from the injury which saw him off against Chelsea.
Thiago Alcantara could be his replacement having offered a record-breaking of his talent at Stamford Bridge.
Tierney could be free to move to left wing-back since David Luiz is now available and Scot is likely to take the place of Sead Kolasinac in the back three.
- Liverpool have won their 26 home matches out of 27 played games in the Premier League.
- The Reds have scored at least 2 goals in 25 home games out of 27 matches in the Premierin the Premier League.
- Arsenal have won their last 3 Premier League matches.
- The Gunners have produced over 2.5 goals in 5 of the last 6 Premier League games.
- Liverpool have produced at least 3 goals in their last 6 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
- Liverpool have not seen a defeat in their last 8 home matches encounters with Arsenal in all competitions.
At Anfield, Liverpool turns out to be a different animal but Mikel Arteta’s charges have been in fine form since the Premier League restart. It won’t be a walk in the park for the Reds on Monday night and any slow start could see them punished by Arsenal. Jurgen Klopp’s men need to remain grounded for the entire match if they are to beat a well organized side from north London.
Our pundits believe the clash will favor Liverpool for a win on Monday and Betway has given 1.50 odds for a win while 1xbet has given 1.50 for the same outcome.
This looks more obvious, the easiest you can predict but all eyes will be on three good forwards. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are one of the players you can’t rule out to grab a goal at any minute during the match. Meanwhile, Arsenal captain Pierrre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was left out during his side’s 2-0 victory against Leicester will be once again leading the attack.
The former Borussia Dortmund man scored twice during the Community Shield encounter and you can bet on him once again to kiss the back of the net.
Here are 1xbet odds for the trio;
- Aubameyang: 2.75
- Mane: 2.1
- Salah: 1.8
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