Liverpool v Arsenal Betting Tips & Predictions - Tuesday 29th October 2019

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Both Arsenal and Liverpool hold a 100% record at this early stage in the 2019-20 Premier League season and they are the only two teams still able to boast a perfect record, but it can only remain intact for one of these sides come full-time at Anfield. Should Jurgen Klopp’s men be the ones to prevail in Merseyside then the Reds will match a club record of 12 consecutive league wins set between April and October 1990. They won the league that year …just saying!

As for Arsenal, two wins from two is something they’ve not managed at the start of a league season since the 2009-10 campaign. The mood around the Emirates is optimistic as a result of that and some positive transfer market activity but neither test Unai Emery has faced so far is anything close to the daunting task that awaits at Anfield this weekend.

Top Tips

Over 3.5 goals @ 11/10

Liverpool to win @ 9/20

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Liverpool News: Keita injury extent unknown

Liverpool Flag in Crowd at Anfield
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Naby Keita enjoyed some bright moments during his debut season at Anfield but it was also an inaugural campaign disrupted by injuries. Sadly for the Guinean midfielder, he’s picked up yet another issue, this time in the form of a muscular strain. The problem arose during a training season prior to the Super Cup clash with Chelsea, meaning the 24-year-old is yet to play a single minute for the Reds this season. It could potentially be a while before he finally gets on the pitch too as his manager said he doesn’t know how long he may be sidelined for.

Keeper Crisis Averted but Situation Not Ideal

Liverpool are set to be without first choice keeper Alisson for a while yet but Adrian was at least able to play last weekend. It had been feared that the Reds’ backup stopper had been injured in a freak accident during celebrations following their Super Cup win but the former West Ham man shrugged off the injury to play.

He, and Liverpool fans, may have their doubts that this was for the best though, as the 32 year old Spaniard dropped a real clanger against Southampton. His terrible mistake allowed former Liverpool striker Danny Ings to score and that cannot have helped his confidence or that of the defenders in front of him.

In pre-season the Reds struggled for clean sheets and they have conceded in all four games they have played this term (including the Community Shield). They will hope Alisson returns sooner rather than later but for now they must hope that Adrian is able to bounce back as adeptly as Rocky did so many times!

Arsenal News: Xhaka hopeful of a return

Arsenal Match Against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium
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One man Emery will be hoping pulls though in time for this weekend is Granit Xhaka. The Swiss international, who made 29 league starts last season, missed the win over Burnley due to bruising on his lower back and leg. It’ll take some serious discomfort to keep the tough-tackling midfielder out so the expectation is that he’ll be available for selection. Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil could also make his return to the squad after he’s had time to recover from the stress caused by an attempted carjacking incident earlier in the month.

Gunners still have work to do

Arsenal will be delighted to have begun the campaign with two wins but they haven’t really clicked just yet. Their two wins were hard fought, narrow victories against teams they would expect to beat and so there is no doubt that they face a huge step up in class at Anfield.

Bielik speaks out about departure

Speaking about his recent permanent move from the Emirates to Derby County, Krystian Bielik claimed that things could’ve been different had Arsene Wenger still been in charge. The defensive minded youngster told the Polish media that he would’ve gotten a chance to impress under the old regime instead of being informed he had no future at the club by Emery. Whether that’s true or not is hard to say but time will tell us if the decision to offload the Pole permanently proves a smart piece of business.

Analysis: Concerns grow over Liverpool backline

Given how incredibly solid they were last season, it’s going to be such a tough ask for Klopp to see any real improvements to his side’s defensive record. Always up for a challenge though, the German has encouraged his men to play higher up and utilise the offside trap more. It’s a tactical switch yet to reap reward though as Liverpool have already reached 2.73 in expected goals against from two league games, a number that was 0.77 at the same point last season.

Goals galore at Anfield

This fixture has long been a rich source of goals with six of the last seven clashes between the Londoners and the Merseysiders producing over 3.5. It’s a market we like the look of again especially at odds of 11/10.

You may rightly raise some question marks over the state of the Liverpool defence but let there be no doubt regarding their class upfront. With Sadio Mane back in the fold, the hosts can cut through a Gunners backline known to be frail when playing away.

Arsenal are not lacking quality names in attack themselves either though, not least joint-Golden Boot winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has begun the new season brightly with two early goals. Arsenal have the pace to exploit the space they should find behind the Reds’ back four and they will certainly hope to apply some early pressure to Adrian to see how the mental side of his game is.

Home advantage to prove telling

Liverpool have beaten Arsenal during their last three clashes at Anfield by an aggregate scoreline of 12-2. It’s hard to think the north Londoners will be relishing this trip as a result, especially with their opponents on such a long winning streak.

The recent injury to Alisson is a significant blow for Liverpool but even a couple of shaky moments from Adrian shouldn’t deny them claiming three points (9/20). In part this is because Arsenal rarely perform well in big games outside the Emirates, winless in a top six away clash since January 2015. The acquisition of David Luiz will make them less frail than they’ve been in the past but his presence alone can only do so much.

Recent Matches

A true football feast for the neutrals, the last seven meetings between these two clubs have produced just one clean sheet and a whopping 35 goals. Of those, Arsenal have been responsible for 12 but this hasn’t been enough for them to claim a single win in this time. Their last taste of success against Liverpool came in April 2015 in what was their 1800th all-time tot flight win.

29th December 2018: Liverpool 5 – 1 Arsenal

A first ever Premier League goal for Ashley Maitland-Niles handed Arsenal the perfect start in this game but their position in charge lasted so very briefly. Just five minutes later, a Roberto Firmino brace had turned the game on its head. Still rocking, Arsenal shipped in another two goals before the interval as they endured something of a defensive meltdown. Improvements were on offer in the second half but not enough to prevent Firmino grabbing his hat-trick from the penalty spot after Sead Kolasinac pushed Dejan Lovren inside the box.

3rd November 2018: Arsenal 1 – 1 Liverpool

It was hard to believe that this match went the first hour without a goal. A frantic first half saw Henrik Mkhitaryan head wide with the goal gaping, Virgil van Dijk hit the post and Sadio Mane incorrectly flagged offside after scoring what appeared a perfectly good goal. Eventually one of the many chances was taken though, James Milner the man responsible as he scored his first open play goal since March 2016. Despite their efforts to defend their lead, the visitors were undone when Alexandre Lacazette expertly curled home eight minutes from time.

22nd December 2017: Arsenal 3 – 3 Liverpool

This game saw the liveliest six minute period of football that the Premier League has seen in quite some time. Phillipe Coutinho put the Reds 2-0 ahead in the 52nd minute but by the 58th minute Arsenal found themselves 3-2 in front. It was a monumental defensive collapse from Liverpool but they did pick themselves up to get back on level terms thanks to man of the match Roberto Firmino.

27th August 2017: Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal

The scoreline at Anfield could have been even more embarrassing for Arsenal had Liverpool been more clinical in front of goals. The Merseysiders put in a simply dazzling performance that saw all of their regular front three, plus Daniel Sturridge, find the back of the net. It was a true destruction job and the hapless nature of the display from the visiting side left Arsene Wenger with a lot of questions to answer.

4th March 2017: Liverpool 3 – 1 Arsenal

The winner of this clash would move into the top four yet Arsene Wenger decided to leave red-hot Alexis Sanchez on the bench. The Frenchman’s gamble backfired as his side looked bereft of ideas in the first half and ended up going 2-0 down. Sanchez came on to rescue the situation and was able to set up Danny Welbeck to slot home but by this point the damage had been done. How costly the defeat ended up being too, as the Gunners ended the season one point behind fourth placed Liverpool.

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