In what is easily the biggest of the Premier League round three games, Liverpool and Arsenal battle it out yet again on Monday night, and you feel this should produce a cracker.
Premier League 2020/21
Date: Monday September, 28th
Venue: Anfield stadium
Liverpool have already won each of their opening two league games, beating Leeds and Chelsea before sending out a largely second string side for the 7-2 whitewash of Lincoln City in midweek.
Thus, Jurgen Klopp will welcome back a host of trusted legs here, and will more than feel confident they can hold their own against an opponent that have been just as impressive so far.
Arsenal got the better of Liverpool in the Community Shield at the end of last month, and also beat the Reds in the league at the end of last season.
The Gunners have started their season in equally scintillating fashion, beating Fulham and West Ham, while also bundling Leicester City out of the Carabao Cup in midweek.
That victory at the King Power, ofcourse landed them a berth in the cup’s fourth round, and it will be interesting to see how they fare in the double-header.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip are all ruled out for Liverpool.
Arsenal have a number of absentees here, with Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Cedric Soares, Shkodran Mustafi, Gabriel Martinelli, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari and Emile Smith Rowe all on the treatment table.
There have been over 2.5 goals in the last eight games between Arsenal and Liverpool at Anfield in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of Arsenal’s last six games in the Premier League.
Liverpool last five competitive games: WLWWW
Arsenal last five competitive games: WWWWW
This fixture is one that almost guarantees goals — the last 11 have produced 54, including 10 in the most recent showdown at this ground, so expect to see another high-scoring affair here. An outcome of Over 2.5 goals here is priced 8/15 while Over 3.5 goes for 7/5 odds.
Then Liverpool’s record at their fortress home ground is quite imperious and makes them difficult to oppose. It is tempting equally plumping for a straight victory on their behalf, though serious consideration should be given to Arsenal’s rich vein of form. So both Teams To Score is a rather safe punt to add here, for odds of 4/6.