Yesterday was an amazing day for both free and premium members. We have posted five betting previews on the website, one lost(Watford v Brighton), the other four were winning ones(DC United v New England Revolution, Orlando City v Vancouver Whitecaps, Alaves v Barcelona, Huddersfield v Southampton). We will post three free betting previews for today, below is the first one.
Liverpool are still not quite at full strength as Clyne, Lallana and Philippe Coutinho remain out, but none are being majorly missed at this point, with the team in good form. Klopp could opt to name the same line-up from midweek given the international break being on the horizon, with Can and Alexander-Arnold both fit. Gomez, Wijnaldum and Robertson are all in contention if rotation occurs. They have some real momentum behind them at the moment and come into the clash as very slight favorites, with a -0.25 handicap to overcome. They generally have a strong home record against Arsenal and will feel this is a game they can win, with anything less being a bit of a disappointment against a positional rival. They’ll be fairly open in their approach, but avoiding defeat is crucial. With their naturally open style of play, the 3 goal line is fairly placed as the game could be stretched for long periods, with chances at either end. At home Liverpool will attack and believe they can break down Arsenal regularly, not being willing to sit back if they get in front. They’ll open up and take a lot of risks if behind, which could help push the game close to the 3 goals line.
Arsenal are at full strength and can recall Koscielny from a ban, while Sanchez is fit enough to be considered, both of which are major improvements at either end of the pitch. They should both start, replacing Mustafi and Welbeck respectively. Oxlade-Chamberlain has turned down a new contract and could drop out for Mertesacker, but it’s a little less likely this change is made. With a full strength team and having had a full week to prepare, Arsenal will turn up believing a win is possible, but they don’t have a great record when playing at Anfield, making a draw a decent return. They’re placed as +0.25 outsiders on the handicap, which is a line they are capable of beating if they play to their best, but they can’t afford to be below par against a positional rival. With Sanchez back, they’ll hold improved goal threat and will be happy to compete in an open game. The 3 total goals line looks fairly placed, as an early strike will likely see the clash become very stretched, with neither team being comfortable sitting on a single goal lead. If Arsenal did get in front, they’d be a bit more conservative in possession, but they wouldn’t turn totally defensive.
Prediction: Over 3.00 goals
Odds: 1.88 Pinnacle