Liverpool vs Arsenal - Goals predicted in notoriously high scoring fixture

Roberto Firmino to keep up good scoring record for Liverpool against Arsenal at Anfield
Liverpool vs Arsenal
Liverpool are backed to continue recent good record against Arsenal at Anfield in the EPL (Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Liverpool and Arsenal will put their 100% records on the line when they clash in a Premier League fixture at Anfield. Given their excellent record at home, the Reds are backed to secure the victory. Having looked off colour at the back this season, I am tipping a win and over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.90.

Liverpool FC Form & Team News


Liverpool are coming off a 2-1 victory at Southampton last time out in the Premier League. They were made to work hard for the win. They took a two-goal lead through Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino before the Saints pulled one back late in the second half following an error from goalkeeper Adrian.

The Reds have a 100% record this season and are usually excellent at home having won 14 of their last 15 Premier League matches at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s men are priced at 1.45 by the bookies for a victory on Saturday but having conceded in both their matches this season, an added bet on goals should provide more value.

Liverpool’s front three have all impressed at the start of the season and are already off the mark in terms of goals. Roberto Firmino is likely to be joined in attack by Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah while Virgil Van Dijk should start as the Reds continue to search for a solution to their recent sloppiness at the back. 

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have won 14 of their last 15 home matches in the EPL (Getty Images)

Arsenal FC Form & Team News 


Arsenal were also victorious in their previous Premier League outing as they defeated Burnley 2-1 at home. Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring early in the contest while Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang grabbed the winner in the second half after the Clarets had drawn level.

The Gunners have won their opening two matches in the Premier League, although they were poor away from home for much of last season. Unai Emery’s men are expected to struggle at Anfield and are valued at 5.00 for an unlikely win while a draw is set at odds of 5.75.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have an excellent understanding in attack and should start on Saturday following their impressive showing against Burnley. Dani Ceballos is also set to retain his place in the team after impressing on his full debut last time out. 

Liverpool vs Arsenal Head to Head


Liverpool have a 71-68 advantage in the head to head against Arsenal with 53 draws from 192 previous matches. The Reds also have the upper hand at Anfield, winning the last three meetings, including a 5-1 victory in the corresponding fixture last season with Roberto Firmino netting a hat-trick. 

Liverpool vs Arsenal Match Up


Liverpool's Roberto Firmino has an excellent record against Arsenal with eight goals from eight previous matches. The Brazil striker was on target last time out against Southampton and his combination with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah should prove too much for the Gunners.

The Reds have looked unconvincing at the back in recent weeks and are yet to keep a clean sheet this season. They are likely to struggle against Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, who have a prolific partnership for Arsenal.

Roberto Firmino
Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has scored eight goals in his last eight matches against Arsenal (Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Arsenal Key Statistics 


  • Liverpool & Arsenal have seen over 2.5 goals in 11 of their last 14 meetings (all competitions).
  • Liverpool have won 14 of their last 15 home matches (Premier League).
  • Liverpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has scored 8 goals in his last 8 matches against Arsenal (all competitions).
  • Arsenal have lost their last 3 away matches against Liverpool (Premier League).

Verdict

Liverpool have a superb record in this fixture and have won their last three home matches against Arsenal. Their recent defensive problems mean they are unlikely to keep a clean sheet so I am tipping a home win and over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.90.

Win & Over 2.5 Goals Tip: Liverpool & Over 2.5 @ 1.90 at bet365 - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Roberto Firmino @ 2.20 at bet365 - 1 Unit
First Goalscorer Tip: Roberto Firmino @ 6.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Betting Slip | 24 Aug 2019

Liverpool v Arsenal

Win & Over 2.5 Goals Tip

Bet 3 Win 5.70
Liverpool & Over 2.5

Anytime Goalscorer Tip

Bet 1 Win 2.20
Roberto Firmino

First Goalscorer Tip

Bet 1 Win 6.00
Roberto Firmino
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