Check out our Premier League Betting Pick for the game of the round between Liverpool and Arsenal. Both Liverpool and Arsenal collected a maximum of six points in the first two rounds, but only one can have nine after this weekend. The Gunners maybe didn’t impress in the opening two games, but they managed to get two tight victories and now are looking for the first win at Anfield since 2012.
The Reds, on the other hand, had a bit easier task in the first two matches while they also won the European Super Cup in the meantime. Liverpool are firm favorites to get another three points here.
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Premier League Betting Pick
- England Premier League
- Anfield, Liverpool
- Saturday, 24 August
- 18:30 CET
Liverpool Team News and Latest Form
League leaders before this gameweek, Liverpool are facing the only other Premier League team with a 100% record after two games as Arsenal travel to Merseyside. The Reds are on a 41-game unbeaten Premier League run in front of their own fans (W31, D10). They have scored at least two goals in eight consecutive home league games (all wins), keeping the net intact in five of those eight. Furthermore, last year they won at HT/FT on 13 occasions at Anfield.
Liverpool almost dropped a two-goal lead against Southampton following Adrian’s error. Luckily for Jurgen Klopp’s men, Danny Ings missed a clear chance just a few minutes later. Once again, Sadio Mane proved to be a key for the Reds as he got a goal and an assist against his former team.
Roberto Firmino scored six goals in the last five H2H encounters – four of those came before the 20th-minute mark! Last year, Liverpool won 89.47% of the home games that they started as favorites – the league’s second-highest percentage. Liverpool won their past 11 Premier League matches, with both teams scoring in seven of those.
Jurgen Klopp will be without Alisson (calf), Naby Keita (muscle), and Nathaniel Clyne (knee).
Arsenal Team News and Latest Form
Arsenal started the campaign with two victories for the first time since 2009/10. Curiously, they’ve played Liverpool within the opening three matches in six of their last nine seasons (W1, D2, L3).
Last year, however, their average of 3.26 total goals per Premier League game was the league’s second-highest. Also, no team saw a higher percentage of their league matches feature at least four (44.74%) or five (23.68%) total goals.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored seven goals in his last seven Premier League games. Including four penalties, 20 of his 22 EPL goals last year came via his right foot. Arsenal have been shown eight yellow cards in their last three visits here (2.67 on average).
Unai Emery cannot count on Hector Bellerin (knee), Konstantinos Mavropanos (muscle), and Kieran Tierney. Mesut Ozil (illness), Granit Xhaka (back), Mohamed Elneny (lacking match fitness), and Rob Holding are all listed as questionable to play.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Head to Head
Liverpool won four of the previous ten H2H duels (D5, L1) and are without a loss to Arsenal since April 2015. The Reds were victorious in the last three duels at Anfield and scored at least three goals in each. The hosts are without a defeat in eight consecutive Premier League H2H clashes (W4, D4). They have scored 3+ in six of the last seven meetings.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Premier League Betting Pick
Despite Liverpool’s dominance in the last few seasons, Arsenal usually managed to score at least a goal in this fixture. Ten out of previous 12 H2H duels provided goals on both sides. That was the case in five of the past six games at Anfield, and that’s why my Premier League Betting Pick for this tilt is BTTS and over 2.5 goals at 1.80 (-125). Also, have a look at our betting trends for this weekend.