The various misdemeanours of Liverpool players have dominated the back pages in recent days.
Some will, some won’t be in action when the Reds travel to Arsenal this weekend, where they’ll attempt to make a mockery of the 3/1 underdog status they’ve been attributed for victory.
The Gunners are clear 17/20 favourites at the Emirates, with the draw a 13/5 shot.
Despite the odds blatantly favouring one side, the form and stature of the visitors make this one tougher to call than the match-betting prices indicate.
One thing that’s for certain is suspended Liverpool twosome Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel won’t be strutting their stuff in north London.
These three things aren’t quite as iron-clad as the absence of this sin-binned duo, but they tend to occur when the Merseyside faction travel to the northern quadrant of the nation’s capital.
At least one side scores exactly two goals
Recently it’s been Arsenal who’ve braced up, but the Reds have weighed in with their own double doses of goals.
Six of the last seven collisions at either side’s dwelling has seen Arsene Wenger’s troops strike twice, including in each of the previous three at the Emirates.
The last time they failed to hit their two-goal allocation at this ground, Liverpool did the job for them in a 2-0 win.
It’s 3/1 about the net rustling bang on twice here, with 12/5 saying Arsenal bag them both.
Both teams score
A staggering 18 of the previous 22 dust ups between these two Champions League-chasing outfits have seen both nets rustled, no wonder it’s just 57/100 about it occurring again here.
However, of the four meetings when one or neither side has notched – which has been the case in six of the last eight Liverpool games – 75% have been at the Emirates.
For those who fancy the trend to be bucked there’s a juicy 5/4 on offer.
The overs backers are rarely rewarded
If one side is going to score twice, there stands a good chance the both teams to score – no wager is going to come in, what with this one taking place at Arsenal.
An overwhelming seven of the last ten tussles between the pair contested in capital city have yielded fewer than 2.5 goals.
It comes as something of a surprise to see a repeat of this eventuality priced up at 23/20.