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Odds on Arsenal to beat Liverpool – 2019-08-24

23rd August 2019 / lee
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Liverpool v Arsenal EPL Preview – Saturday, August 24th 2019 – 5.30 pm

The big game of the Premier League weekend comes from Anfield on Saturday evening. Liverpool will be stepping out on home soil as they look to extend a very good home record against Arsenal. These are the only two clubs who made 100% winning starts over their first two fixtures of the new season. Can Arsenal’s impressive attack cause an upset on Merseyside? The odds on Arsenal to beat Liverpool are at 19/4* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.)

Liverpool v Arsenal winner odds*

Liverpool 9/20
Draw 4/1
Arsenal 19/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.)

Arsenal’s attacking threat

The big asset that Arsenal have is a very exciting and potentially prolific goalscoring attack. There are proven sources of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette there, but over the summer they added the new key part to their attacking line-up. That was the arrival of Nicolas Pepe, who moved from Lille.

The 24-year-old scored a total of 35 goals in 74 appearances for Lille. so once he has fully integrated into the Arsenal set up, manager Unai Emery naturally taking his time with him early in the season, then that is a great extra dimension that Arsenal are going to have at their disposal. Will their club-record player be thrown into the action from the start on Saturday evening?

100% starts

Arsenal have won their opening two games of the season both by a one-goal margin. Their opening win came on Tyneside as they collected a 1-0 victory over the struggling Newcastle. Then in their first home game of the new campaign Arsenal survived a stern challenge from Burnley. Goals from Aubamyeang and Lacazette give Arsenal a 2-1 home success.

But it has been successes this season for Arsenal by narrow margins. But they won’t mind that so early on and knowing that they are likely only going to get better. Arsenal had a terrible time things out on the road in last season’s top flight. They produced a W7 D4 L8 record and managed just one clean sheet away from the Emirates Stadium all season. Their away record saw them go D2 L7 in their nine away games against the other top 10 finishers.

New-season optimism

But it is a new season and Arsenal have to be up for this first big test for the season against another of the big six teams. Given that both clubs can put out very strong attacking units the odds on Arsenal to win and both teams to score it is at 8/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.).

With a renewed belief that they can challenge for a top-four place this season once again, Arsenal will also be looking at Liverpool’s defence. The defence of Liverpool has not looked quite as sharp as it was last season. So this could be a great time for Arsenal to be going to Anfield really without any pressure on their shoulders. The bookmakers are certainly expecting Arsenal to lose.

Breaking Liverpool’s home form

Make no mistake about it this is going to be a huge challenge for Arsenal because you know that Liverpool are going to create chances during the match, even if they aren’t playing at their best. We saw that last weekend when the Reds produced a 2-1 win at Southampton without ever really getting up to top gear. Liverpool have also remained undefeated 39 home matches in the Premier League.

Liverpool have been winning at both half-time and full time in their last three home matches against Arsenal in all competitions. So will Arsenal be able to breach that immense home form which Liverpool have? Arsenal are currently on an eight-match winless streak of form against the Reds in the Premier League, losing five of those fixtures. Even though they don’t have a great record at Anfield, they have at least drawn two of their last three against Liverpool in top-flight action.

Predictions

The odds-on Arsenal to beat Liverpool are naturally pretty big at that 19/4 quote* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.). There is a reason for that of course and that reason is Liverpool are one of the top two teams in the country. There will be very few people expecting Arsenal to go to Anfield, and get to get a win.

That means they can play without pressure of expectation really, and perhaps take on the Liverpool defence which has been nowhere near its best this season. Whatever the outcome of the match it has the promise of been very high-scoring affair and six of the last seven meetings have all produced at least four goals.


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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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