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Liverpool vs Arsenal Prediction & Betting tips
It is without a doubt the top game of the third matchday of the English Premier League! On Monday evening, Liverpool and Arsenal face each other on Anfield Road. According to the odds, the favorite role is clearly with the home side, who have not lost in 60 home games in the country’s top division.
The term “top game” deserves the new edition of the Community Shield final from the end of August not only because of the two well-known teams, but also in view of the fact that both the Gunners and the Reds started the new season with two wins.
Jürgen Klopp’s team won against Leeds and Chelsea on the first two matchdays; Aubameyang and Co. made the matches in Fulham and at home against West Ham United victorious. Who can keep the clean slate now? Before the clash between Liverpool and Arsenal, many experts are predicting the hosts, especially since the reigning title holder has been relatively happy to take on the Londoners in recent years.
The eagerly awaited encounter on Monday evening is even more explosive because the paths of the two teams will cross again on Thursday, then in the round of 16 of the English League Cup. Of course, priority is given to the Premier League, where the LFC has defeated the AFC in their four most recent games at Anfield Road.
The concerns of many Liverpool fans that their team could suffer a slump after winning the title last season and the numerous records set in the new season has not yet been confirmed after the first few weeks. The Reds are still a bit far from their absolute top form in terms of football, but the results are still correct.
At the start there was a spectacular 4-3 win against newly promoted Leeds, which was followed by a 2-0 win at Chelsea FC. Even if Jürgen Klopp’s team at Stamford Bridge benefited from a red card against the Blues, Salah, Mane and Co. presented themselves very dominant and enthusiastic about the away game in London. This impression was strengthened during the week in the 7-2 in the League Cup against Lincoln City.
More important than the runaway victory at the third division team, however, was the fact that the German cult coach was able to spare almost all of his top performers. Only Van Dijk and Fabinho each had to help out in central defense for 45 minutes. The men from Anfield Road are therefore rested in the top game and also rely on various statistics that justify a forecast on the hosts between Liverpool and Arsenal.
In addition to the already indicated dream series of 60 unbeaten home games in a row (the LFC lost the last time in the Premier League at Anfield Road in 2017), it should also be stated that the Klopp-Elf have made the last four duels in their own stadium against the Gunners victorious . Since the ex-Dortmund man has been in charge on Merseyside, his team has already scored 27 Premier League goals against the Londoners and thus more than any other first division club.
In terms of personnel, the defending champion has to do without captain Jordan Henderson. This in turn could turn out to be an opportunity for newcomer Thiago, who would appear for the first time from the start. There is still a question mark behind James Milner’s commitment. Oxlade-Chamberlain and Matip are definitely out. Joe Gomez is aiming for his return to the squad or even the starting XI after injury.
Since the installation of Mikel Arteta as the new coach, Arsenal Football Club has once again been perceived as an absolute top club. No wonder, because under the Spanish coach the Gunners recently triumphed in the FA Cup and also won the Community Shield in the final against Liverpool. The greatest satisfaction, however, is that the Premier League season got off to a very good start.
Admittedly, the opposition with newly promoted Fulham and the capital rival West Ham United was not really complicated, but thanks to two wins (3: 1, 2: 0) Aubameyang, Lacazatte and Co. showed no nakedness. Should a tip on the guest pay off on Monday evening between Liverpool and Arsenal, it would be the first time since the 2004/05 season that the Gunners start with nine points from three games.
From a purely statistical point of view, the Arteta-Elf is rightly treated as an outsider, especially since Arsenal FC have not succeeded in defeating the reigning English champions in the past six attempts (two draws, four defeats). In addition, the FA Cup winner doesn’t really seem to like the northwest of the country. Only one of the last eleven away games in this area was victorious.
Similar to the LFC, the Londoners were in action in the League Cup during the week and prevailed there 2-0 against a B-Elf from Leicester City. The self-confidence is accordingly just as great as the greed to take something countable with a courageous approach on Anfield Road. Exactly this offensive approach, which among other things includes a shallow dubbing of the first pressing line, could turn out to be problematic.
Liverpool vs Arsenal head to head matches
29.08.20 CS Arsenal Liverpool 2 : 1 (1 : 1)
15.07.20 PL Arsenal Liverpool 2 : 1
30.10.19 EFL Liverpool Arsenal 6 : 5 (5 : 5)
24.08.19 PL Liverpool Arsenal 3 : 1
29.12.18 PL Liverpool Arsenal 5 : 1