Liverpool vs Arsenal | Premier League Betting Preview & Tip (24.8.2019)

Roberto Firmino and Bernardo Silva in action

Liverpool vs Arsenal | Premier League Betting Preview & Tip (24.8.2019)

Top position in the Premier League standings after Matchday 3 will be at stake when Liverpool and Arsenal square off against each other at Anfield. Both teams aim to keep their 100% record at the start of the new season intact and, no doubt, there will be fireworks when the two sides with great attacking potential meet on Saturday evening. In their last meeting in the English top flight the Reds rolled over the Gunners, meaning that Unai Emery’s troops are eager to get their revenge on Mohamed Salah and Co.

Sadio Mane effect

Liverpool kicked off the new Premier League campaign with a routine 4-1 win over Norwich City, but the game against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium was anything but a walk in the park for the Reds. However, Sadio Mane opened his goal-scoring account against the Saints and, to make thing even better for the Senegal international, he provided an assist for Roberto Firmino to help Jurgen Klopp’s troops extend their winning run in the English elite division.

Mane, who represented Senegal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, seems to be fully fit and, no doubt, he will be one of the men to keep an eye on in Jurgen Klopp’s team in Saturday’s derby. You should bear in mind that the pacey attacker is 23/20 at 888sport to find the net against Arsenal on Matchday 3. Fellow star player Mohamed Salah failed to impress in the 2-1 win over Southampton, but the opposition defenders should have the Egypt international at bay as well. Mo is 19/20 at Betway to score in the Anfield showdown.

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Long injury list

Arsenal made a promising start to the season as well, with the team recording back-to-back wins over Newcastle United and Burnley, but the Gunners will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s encounter with the star-studded Reds. The visitors will be without injured quartet Bellerin, Holding, Tierney and Mavropanos against Liverpool and seeing that both Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil are rated doubtful for the Premier League derby, it is no wonder away win is priced 51/10 at Surebet247.

A man to watch in the away team will be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has already found his goal-scoring touch at the start of the 2019/2020 Premier League season. The Gabon attacker is eager to extend his goal-scoring run against the Reds, but Virgil van Dijk and fellow Liverpool defenders are definitely capable of preventing the former Borussia Dortmund ace from scoring in the Anfield game.

Old wounds still hurt…

Liverpool do not suit Arsenal as the Gunners failed to beat the Anfield outfit in previous eight meetings in the Premier League. When the two clubs faced each other at Liverpool’s home ground last term, Mohamed Salah and Co. crushed Unai Emery’s charges 5-1, which is yet another reason why we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts.

Roberto Firmino and Bernardo Silva in action

Bernardo Silva and Roberto Firmino during the 2017/2018 Champions League quarter final match. (Photo: Mitch Gunn / Shutterstock.com)

It has been seven years since Arsenal recorded their last win over Liverpool at Anfield. Back then Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla helped the Gunners beat Brendan Rodgers’ team away from home, but seeing that Jurgen Klopp can count on key players for Saturday’s clash, the history is unlikely to repeat itself.

Anfield – the fortress

Over the years Liverpool have turned their Anfield into a real fortress. The Reds are on an eight-game winning run on home soil in the Premier League, with the team winning 15 of their previous 16 home games in the national championship.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have netted 27 goals in total in previous eight home fixtures in the English elite division and they are seen as hot favourites to beat Arsenal at their Anfield on Matchday 3. In their first home game of the season Liverpool crushed Norwich City 4-1 and you should know that they are undefeated in previous 41 home games in the Premier League.

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Our Liverpool vs Arsenal United Betting Tip

Arsenal did defeat the likes of Newcastle United and Burnley at the start of the season, but Liverpool are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the Gunners than their previous rivals. The Reds are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that they have been scoring goals for fun of late, we are positive that the last season’s runners-up are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s derby. Trio Firmino – Mane – Salah seems to be in a perfect working order, therefore, Unai Emery’s team are likely to return to London empty-handed.

However, seeing that the Spanish tactician can count on key attackers for the Anfield clash, we predict that the visitors are going to find the net on Matchday 3, just like they did in their last meeting with the Reds in the Premier League. No fewer than 35 goals in total have been netted in previous seven meetings between the two teams in the national championship and yet another high-scoring affair is on the cards. Anyhow, we believe that there is a big value in betting on home win + both teams to score. This option is priced 6/4 at Betfair.

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