Arsenal’s excellent winning run eventually came to an end against Crystal Palace, with Luka Milovojevic’s brace of penalties enough to land a point for the Eagles last Sunday.
Nevertheless, Unai Emery will be happy with a return of twenty-two points from the opening ten matches of the season and will hope for a fifth consecutive victory at the Emirates Stadium when Liverpool come to town on Saturday evening.
Arsenal are 11/5 outsiders with bet365 to record a maximum haul, with the best bookmakers taking a dim view of their chances despite a series of bright attacking performances which have seen them score a sum total of twenty-four goals thus far.
Auba First Scorer?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hasn’t had a huge amount of game time but he finds himself as joint-top scorer in the division and the Gabon forward is 11/2 with William Hill to score the opening goal against a Liverpool team who have certainly put the case forward for the defence this term.
Liverpool are trading at 11/10 with BetVictor to win this intriguing encounter and Jurgen Klopp’s side haven’t put many feet wrong this season, winning all but two of their matches and those came away to Chelsea and at home to Manchester City.
The Reds will be a popular wager and some of their players will be well rested considering that Joe Gomez, Andy Robertson and James Milner were among those not used for a recent 4-1 demolition of Cardiff.
Salah Continues to Impress
It is Mohamed Salah who is capturing the eye once again this season and the Egyptian looks an inviting bet at 4/1 with Paddy Power to break the deadlock and set Liverpool potentially on their way to another win.
In previous seasons, Liverpool would have regarded a draw as a positive outcome although expectation levels are now seriously high at Anfield and this clash ending all square would be far more comforting for the home supporters who know Emery is still implementing a playing philosophy.
Ladbrokes chalk up the draw at odds of 27/10 and it mainly comes down to how well the Arsenal team can defend against such vibrant opposition, especially in the wake of conceding two penalties at Selhurst Park.
Only a defensively robust Manchester City has stopped the Merseyside outfit from scoring in the Premier League this season and we’re fairly interested in the 12/5 with bet365 that the visitors win and both teams score.
Arsenal have got an abundance of creativity within the team and it’s worth noting that Liverpool have conceded in three of their five away matches to date, with Leicester, Tottenham and Chelsea all finding the net.
Away Win to Nil
Alternatively, you might want to consider an away win to nil and this miserly Reds defence has only allowed the opposition to score four times in their ten games, with bet365 trading 7/2 about this happening and the presence of Fabinho probably strengthens the argument for this bet.
In the past, we’ve been used to seeing lots of goals scored when Arsenal and Liverpool clash with each other. It explains why BetVictor have a best price 7/5 about Over 3.5 Goals in this encounter and you can get a bigger 15/2 with Unibet that we see Over 5.5 Goals scored overall, with Liverpool determined to make a statement of intent.