Round 10 of the Premier League is giving us a derby game between overachievers and underachievers on Sunday, October 9, so make sure you don’t forget to check out the best Arsenal vs. Liverpool betting pick and odds.
Liverpool are looking for the first road victory of this PL campaign as they visit Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal, who have a perfect home record. Arsenal are +150 favorite on BookMaker Sportsbook; a draw is at +260, while Liverpool can be backed at +162. These rivals have met four times last season, and Liverpool won three games, while one was a draw.
Arsenal motivated to beat wounded Liverpool
Arsenal’s fantastic start to the season and 21 points from a possible 24 put them atop of the Premier League standings before the Round 10 clash with Liverpool. Mikel Arteta fielded a changed starting eleven in the Europa League in midweek, but Arsenal still managed to beat Bodø/Glimt 3-0. Before that, the Gunner defeated arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at home.
This one will be Arsenal’s third game in eight days at the Emirates, where they won all four Premier League games so far, while Liverpool are still without a road win in the league. Remarkably, Arsenal haven’t secured a single clean sheet in that winning stretch in the PL, which is a big concern before this derby tilt considering Liverpool scored at least a goal in each of the previous 13 H2H meetings in the league.
Gabriel Jesus is a player to watch for the hosts. During his time at Manchester City, Jesus scored five goals in five home games against Liverpool. Mohamed Elneny (thigh) and Emile Smith Rowe (groin) are out injured and will not play on Sunday.
Liverpool hoping to continue with fine displays against Arsenal
Liverpool are finding themselves in the 9th place in the Premier League with only ten points out of the available 21 (they have a game in their hands). Although unbeaten in the last four PL games, the Reds drew the latest two against Everton and Brighton. This game at Arsenal is perhaps the last chance for Liverpool to return to the title chase.
Despite defeating Rangers in the Champions League in midweek, confidence at Anfield is not high given that Liverpool are 11 points behind Arsenal. Liverpool’s defense, one of the best in Europe in the past couple of years, is unrecognizable this season. It kept only two clean sheets in their last 11 PL games, while they’ve allowed first in nine of those games.
Roberto Firmino likes to play Arsenal very much. He has scored more goals against Arsenal than any other Premier League rival (nine). If Firmino scores a goal on Sunday, he will become the highest scorer of this H2H fixture.
Jurgen Klopp will be without Arthur (muscle), Curtis Jones (leg), Naby Keita (lacking match fitness), and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (muscle), while Andrew Robertson (knee) is questionable to feature on Sunday against Arsenal.
- Winless in the last five games against Liverpool in all competitions
- Failed to score a single goal in each of the previous five games against Liverpool
- Excluding extra time, Liverpool are unbeaten in the last eight H2H duels
- Kept the clean sheet in each of the previous five H2H tilts
Arsenal vs. Liverpool Pick
Arsenal are the most pleasant surprise of the Premier League so far, but their recent record against Liverpool is not great, and that fact will surely be in their heads on Sunday. Liverpool won nine of the last 13 H2H meetings (D3, L1), while Jürgen Klopp is fond of facing Arsenal as he recorded 12 victories against the Gunners, the most of any teams he faced in the PL. Nobody expects struggling Liverpool to beat the league leaders, and that will be Liverpool’s strength as they usually perform well as underdogs.
Pick: Take Liverpool to win (+162)
After failing to score a goal in the last five H2H duels, I think it’s time for the Gunners to find the back of the net against the Reds. Especially now when they are conceding a lot of goals, a lot for Liverpool’s standards (nine in seven games). Liverpool, on the other hand, are always in good mood to score goals against Arsenal, and I am backing the visitors to score at least one here. Recent H2H duels didn’t produce a lot of goals because of Arsenal’s inability to score, but this time around, it will be different.
Pick: Go Over 2.5 goals (-140)