Arsenal vs Liverpool betting preview 19/08/2011
Arsenal and Liverpool may have both started the season with draws but after a week of turbulence on and off the pitch, only one of these clubs will go into this clash with heads held high.
Arsenal vs Liverpool odds
Arsenal League Form: D League Position: 9th
Arsenal will be without new signing Gervinho and defensive midfielder Alex Song who have both been handed 3 match bans. It is expected that Andrei Arshavin and Emanuel Frimpong will plug the holes they leave in the squad, while Gervinho’s presence will surely be missed after his industrious performance against Udinese, it is the gap left by Song’s suspension that could prove decisive. His job of screening the back four and breaking up opposing play may mean that Arsenal concede their first goal of the season bet on Liverpool being the scoring side at odds of 4.5 on Bet365.
Liverpool League Form: D League Position: 5th
Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Sunderland can be looked at as a disappointment by the Anfield faithful after their impressive first half showing, Luis Suarez looked particularly lively. With his lively showings and 4 goals last season, plus his goal last week against the Black Cats he will for sure be one to watch against a shaky Arsenal backline, and at odds of 8.0 on Victor Chandler to score first he could prove a good bet.
Liverpool looked defensively solid last week with Caragher, Flanagan, Agger and new boy Enrique looking solid. Only a wonder goal from Sebastian Larsson could break them down, so why not have a punt on Daglishes boys keeping a clean sheet against an Arsenal attacking line far from its strongest at odds of 3.7 on Coral.
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