After obliterating Arsenal in this fixture last season, failure to prevail here will underline Liverpool’s devolution since their summer squad overhaul.
But the Gunners’ goal-haemorrhaging backline will allow Brendan Rodgers’ men enough chances to claim the victory they crave, which loyal punters require in order to land a 7/4 payday.
The north Londoners are 6/4 favourites to avenge the 5-1 mauling suffered at Anfield earlier in 2014, while it’s 23/10 about the draw.
As appetising as the match-betting spread is, both sides’ inconsistencies may perturb bettors from having a flutter so we’ve dug up three alternative wagers to wade in on based around occurrences from previous meetings between the pair.
Arsenal to score two goals @ 13/5
Arsene Wenger’s side have failed to score against this foe just once since 2006; they’ve troubled the scoreboard operator 22 times in 23 collisions.
Recently, they’ve tended to do it in twos, notching as many in five of the previous six dust ups, two of which took place at Anfield.
Arsenal have bagged at least two in ten of their previous 13 outings and given Liverpool’s existing defensive dilemma, they’re certainly in with a shout to notch as many again.
Both teams to score @ 57/100
It may not be the shortest price, but it’s one worth taking on.
The Reds’ rearguard seeps goals and the Gunners’ can hardly be considered reliable.
In total, 17 of the previous 22 instalments of this one have seen both sides bag, while Arsenal, who we’ve ascertained will surely score at least once, have kept just three clean sheets since shipping two on their first visit to Merseyside this season.
Over 2.5 goals @ 21/50
It seems a logical insurance policy in the event that previous pair of punts doesn’t come in, considering four of the last six meetings between the pair have yielded at least three goals.
Since 2007, scorelines from their Anfield tussles include 3-6, 4-1, 4-2, 4-4 and 5-1 interspersed with the odd 1-1 and 2-0.
The unpredictable nature of this fixture and the state of both sides’ backlines makes banking on plenty of goals a worthwhile course of action to take.