Kick-off: 1730, 24/08/2019
TV: Sky Sports
Liverpool and Arsenal put their 100 per cent Premier League records on the line at Anfield on Saturday evening.
This fixture has a habit of producing goals on Merseyside and, with both sides in form after two consecutive wins, history could repeat itself.
With that in mind, 21/20 for over 3.5 goals is our opening Liverpool vs Arsenal prediction.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Jurgen Klopp’s side have suffered no complacency this season, continuing where they left off last term with wins over Norwich and Southampton either side of lifting the Super Cup.
Klopp said: “I liked the (Saints) game a lot. It is not allowed to think too much about Wednesday but I know it, so I was really impressed with how fresh we looked, at the start especially, just how good we were.”
The Reds have a fantastic record at home to the Gunners, winning four and drawing two of their last six games.
Liverpool have also scored 22 goals in those matches, having won their last three by 5-1, 4-0 and 3-1 scorelines, with Roberto Firmino netting the opener in the previous four.
The forward looks good value to do the same on Saturday at 9/2 in the Liverpool vs Arsenal odds.
Last Liverpool line-up: Adrian, Van Dijk, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Mane, Salah.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielder Naby Keita are still a few weeks away from fitness.
Alisson is off his crutches after a calf injury but will not be ready until after the international break.
Keita is also looking at further time on the sidelines as he recovers from a muscle strain.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal face their first real test of the season at Anfield as they look to shake up the top four this campaign.
The Gunners have had enough quality to beat Newcastle and Burnley by the odd goal so far, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting the winner on both occasions.
David Luiz was brought in from Chelsea on transfer deadline day to shore up a leaky defence and his partnership with Sokratis Papastathopoulos will be put to the test.
On playing Liverpool after Burnley, Sokratis said: “It (playing Liverpool) is a different game. Maybe it is more easy, because you don’t have to fight a lot – but they also play football.
“If they are on a good day and you are having a bad day, it is hard.”
The Reds should have enough quality to breach Unai Emery’s defence so 3/2 for a home win and both teams to score completes our Liverpool vs Arsenal betting tips.
Last Arsenal line-up: Leno, Sokratis, Monreal, Luiz, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Willock, Guendouzi, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Nelson.
Mesut Ozil could make his first appearance of the season for Arsenal after illness.
Midfielder Granit Xhaka is also in contention to return after missing the win over Burnley with bruising to his back.
Club-record signing Nicolas Pepe is pushing to make his full debut following two substitute appearances.
But Konstantinos Mavropanos and Kieran Tierney (both groin) and Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding (both knee) are absent.
Southampton 1-2 LIVERPOOL – Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino
ARSENAL 2-1 Burnley – Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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