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Odds on Arsenal to beat Liverpool 2018-11-03

31st October 2018 / lee
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Arsenal v Liverpool Preview – November 3rd 2018 at 5.30 pm

Arsenal and Liverpool will square off at the Emirates on Saturday evening in what is a massive clash in the top four of the league. The Gunners have been powering their way through some fantastic form and can move to within a point of current second-placed side Liverpool if they were to continue their winning form at home.

Can Liverpool hold off the attention of the in-form Gunners as they defend their unbeaten start to the new season?

Arsenal v Liverpool Odds*

Liverpool even money
Arsenal 5/2
Dare 13/5* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2019 at 9:34 pm)

High Scoring Battles

There recent games between these two have been thrilling and frankly, we can only hope for more of the same. Each of the last five Premier League games between these two sides have produced at least four goals. So right out of the gate,, it is worth having a look over 3.5 goals at 13/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2019 at 9:34 pm).

There simply hasn’t been a let up in the scoring between them recently. Last season Liverpool pounded the Gunners 4-0 at Anfield, before playing out a 3-3 draw on their trip to London to face them. Arsenal are underdogs for this one on home soil and that is because they are without a win in their last six Premier League games against Liverpool (D3 L3). So they haven’t gotten the better of the Reds for a while. However, their current home form suggests that they can deliver something.

Gunners rampant at the Emirates

After that questionable start to the season with back to back defeats against Man City and Chelsea, Arsenal have settled down to life under new boss Unai Emery with some ease. They are on a four-match winning streak at the Emirates in the league and they have scored at least two goals in each of those. Overall this season Arsenal have outscored Liverpool and only leaders, Man City have bagged more league goals than Arsenal have done so far.

In fact, Arsenal have scored at least two goals in each of their last nine league games. So they certainly take the game to Liverpool. The odds on Arsenal to beat Liverpool are 5/2 and not unappealing* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2019 at 9:34 pm). They certainly have their merits and their strengths. Their powerful attack being one of them and that attack has seen one man come more and more into goalscoring form.

Aubameyang in red-hot form

After impressing over the second half of last season following his January move to Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a slow start to this season’s campaign, but he has come into life fully in front of goal. He has fired off five goals in Arsenal’s last three games and is going to have to be considered at 5/4 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2019 at 9:34 pm). He has three goals in his last three league home games. This will be his first appearance for Arsenal against Liverpool.

Can attack gloss over defence?

The key for Arsenal is going to be trying to keep the Liverpool attack quiet and considering that clean sheets have been difficult for the Gunners this season, that is questionable. Arsenal have earned only the two clean sheets this season but they were both at home in wins over Everton and Watford towards the end of September. But they have none in their last five (home and away) and they are facing a Liverpool attach which can destroy teams.

To be fair though, Liverpool’s attack overall hasn’t looked as strong and sharp as it was last season, but they were certainly awake last weekend when the Reds hammered the struggling Cardiff at Anfield. But still, when you look at Arsenal’s home record this season they have only conceded four home goals overall which is less than a goal per game on Average so that suggests that there is enough in them to hold out.

Again going back to their attack, it is that which has been such the bright spark for them. Arsenal were on a tremendous seven-match winning streak in the Premier League before it was snapped in a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace last weekend. The Gunners gave up two pretty needless penalty kicks in the game to deny themselves three points. They were 2-1 up inside the final ten minutes before giving Palace the shot at earning a point from the spot.

Liverpool conservative against title contenders

Liverpool have played both Manchester City and Chelsea already this season, two of the other top four sides and were held to a draw in both of them. Out at Chelsea, they were rescued by a late goal from substitute Daniel Sturridge to give them a point, but that was out of the blue and in a game in which they never really looked like scoring.

Then against Manchester City, the Reds went into their shell again in a tough match at the Etihad, playing out a 0-0 against the reigning champions. That wasn’t a bad point at all considering, but in terms of seeing Liverpool win on the weekend in the capital, it may be a pointer to them not doing so.

Predictions

The odds on Arsenal to beat Liverpool at 5/2* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2019 at 9:34 pm) will have punters tempted for sure. Arsenal are carrying form and while the recent head to head is in Liverpool’s favour, Arsenal are W2 D2 L1 in their last five Premier League home games against the Reds and have scored at least three goals in three of their last four home games against Liverpool. They are at least worth a double chance consideration.


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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!





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