Arsenal vs Liverpool Betting tips, Match Predictions and Preview
… Below is our match preview, prediction and betting tips.
Game: Arsenal vs Liverpool
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Kick-off: 4pm, Sunday 14th August
Arsenal against Liverpool, or the reverse, is just one of those classic fixtures that you look out for amongst a Premier League situation. It’s not the only one of course, but it’s nice that we are being treated to one on the opening weekend of the season.
We all know about Arsenal’s opening day struggles. They usually fail to win and not necessarily against a good team even. West Ham beat them 2-0 here last season, leading to early calls for Wengers head because Arsenal didn’t sign a good striker. Skip forward 12 months and hit the repeat button perhaps, before Arsenal inevitably secure top four.
Might I add that may actually be a good achievement this season, because I certainly rate the visitors as a team who can finish above Arsenal this season, and they aren’t the only ones in my opinion. Klopp has recruited well and he’s now had a full pre-season with the talented bunch that were already there. Anfield should no doubt be a fortress, but claiming points at City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs show Liverpool can step up on their travels.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Arsenal are the favourites to win this game but they are above even money. Best odds of 7/5 are provided by Paddy Power, whilst Bet Victor quotes the draw at 5/2. You can back Liverpool at 11/5 with Stan James. And I’m going to make my thoughts and intentions clear from the start here: I think Liverpool will came away with all three points.
Last year it was West Ham who toppled Arsenal 2-0 on the opening day, and the season prior did see scrape past Palace before throwing away a lot of points to draw five of the next six. Skip back another year and Aston Villa beat them 3-1 at the Emirates, whilst 2012 saw Sunderland how them to a 0-0. In 2011, Liverpool won 2-0 here. You see the developing picture.
It shows us that despite their markable and admirable consistency, Arsenal very much need time to grow in to a season. In truth that’s probably the difference
between not winning titles and winning them, because you do need to hit the ground running. Both sides will want to do that, but I think history suggests
Liverpool are more likely and they’re going to be our free betting tip at odds of 11/5 with Stan James. I’ll be backing them outright.
I think the additions that Klopp has made are so shrewd, and bringing in Mane – who was lethal against Barcelona, by the way – adds to a group of strikers who are as deep and as talented as anyone in the Premier League, plain and simple. Just for the record, I’m not a Liverpool fan. I’m a Leeds fan. So I spend a lot of time watching talented strikers… on the TV. Thinking if only. And Liverpool have them in abudance, so they should threaten the goal plenty on Sunday.
Hard to back against either of these teams scoring with the talent they do have, and meetings of big clubs do produce goals more often than not, so I have
to think Arsenal will at least score. I’m sticking to my guns that Liverpool can sit tight and pick Arsenal off here, and I predict they’ll leave with a 2-1 win which is 11/1 with Bet365.
It’s hard to be too consistent when it comes to picking a goal scorer, but I am asked to do it for every game. On this occasion I have no problems predicting Mane to get amongst the goals at 13/5 with Bet Victor to score anytime. The boy terrorised Barcelona and their lack of pace at the back, so just imagine what him running at Per and co might look like.
Free Betting Tip
Liverpool – 11/5 with Stan James
Correct Score Prediction
2-1 Liverpool – 11/1 with Bet365
Mane -13/5 with Bet365