Betting Odds: Arsenal and Liverpool Play in the First Premier League DerbyPublished August 14, 2016 by Florin P
Emirates Stadium comes to life when Arsenal welcomes Liverpool (4:00 p.m UK Time).
The match that everyone is waiting for in the first round of the Premier League pits Arsenal against Liverpool. These are two of the favorites to lift the trophy, trailing only the teams from Manchester and Chelsea in the bookmakers’ preferences. If one squad manages to claim all three points at Emirates Stadium, this will represent an important milestone in their bid for the trophy.
Inconsistent Performance for Liverpool
Klopp has experimented a lot in the friendly games played by Liverpool in late July and early August. The results speak for themselves as the team was unable to win two games in a row and alternated victories with defeats. The last two results are downright surprising, with Liverpool scoring four unanswered goals against Barcelona, before losing 4-0 to Mainz.
The German manager didn’t change his strategy and compelled footballers to play the aggressive football he loves so much. This makes Liverpool highly unpredictable and a serious threat for Arsenal. The fact that they play on the road isn’t expect to change Klopp’s strategy, as he shoots for all three points.
Arsenal Rides Long Invincible Run
Since losing to Barcelona at Nou Camp in March, Arsenal has avoided defeat despite playing against tougher opponents. They had a busy schedule in August and played games on both shores of the Atlantic, with tremendous success. The team won four games in a row and scored an average of four goals per match over the span, but only managed to keep one clean sheet.
Just one of the last six head to head games concluded with fewer than three goals scored. Under these circumstances, the best choice for punters is to bet on the total number of goals rather than the winner. More than 2.5 goals are expected to be scored at Emirates Stadium and this outcome is priced at even odds by bet365 Sports.
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