Arsenal v Liverpool Odds, Tips and Preview
Game time & date: 1630 BST, Sunday October 9
Location: Emirates Stadium, London
Last result between the two: Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool, Premier League, March 2022
Broadcast: Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League
The top game of the weekend in the Premier League sees table-topping Arsenal welcome Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium in a test for the credentials of both teams.
Arsenal have recovered from losing 3-1 at Manchester United with back-to-back wins, with a 3-1 derby defeat of Tottenham ensuring that they sit a point clear of champions Manchester City at the top.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are yet to get going this season and are mid-table after a 3-3 draw with Brighton last time out, a result that demonstrates why the Arsenal v Liverpool betting odds point to a home win.
Are Arsenal the real deal?
After seven wins from their first eight Premier League games of the season, Arsenal fans are getting excited that Mikel Arteta’s team could be genuine contenders for the title.
The addition of Gabriel Jesus means Arsenal have a proven goalscorer as the focal point of their attack, while Granit Xhaka looks reborn in a more attacking midfield role for the Gunners as well.
A streak of seven straight home league wins shows Arsenal have become dominant on their own turf and they have scored at least twice in each of those games too, demonstrating their attacking prowess.
However, Liverpool did take the points when they visited the Emirates in March, so that 2-0 victory for the Reds must be taken into account when assessing the Arsenal v Liverpool betting odds for the game.
Arsenal have a tendency to fall short when they come up against the strongest sides, with Manchester United having beaten both the Gunners and Liverpool already during this Premier League season.
The 6/4 at 888Sport for an Arsenal win therefore seems to be too short, but there is an opportunity thanks to the fact the Gunners’ last eight home league games have all seen over 2.5 goals scored.
At 8/13 with 888Sport, over 2.5 goals is still quite a short price but with both teams having defensive weaknesses this looks to be a good option to kick off.
Arsenal to score over 1.5 goals at 21/20 with 888Sport is a strong option to consider given how poor Liverpool were at the back against Brighton.
The 9/4 at 888Sport for Arsenal to score in both halves is another good value pick for Sunday’s clash.
Liverpool defensive woes return
After a clean sheet against Everton in the Merseyside derby prior to the international break, Liverpool’s problems at the back returned with vengeance as the Reds drew 3-3 at home to Brighton.
Leandro Trossard’s hat-trick for the Seagulls exposed fault lines in the Reds defence, with Virgil van Dijk’s difficult start to the season continuing and Trent Alexander-Arnold again struggling with concentration.
Away from home, Liverpool have collected a single clean sheet from their last five Premier League games on the road, with no victories for Jurgen Klopp’s side in their three away league matches this term.
It is therefore hard to find reasons to side with Liverpool, who are 11 points behind Arsenal in the table, even if the fact the Reds are undefeated in 25 of their last 26 matches in the Premier League is valid.
The head-to-head record is strongly in Liverpool’s favour, though, with Arsenal not winning any of the last seven meetings between the sides. Indeed, Liverpool have not conceded a single goal the last six times they have faced Arsenal in all competitions – a confidence boost for that struggling defence.
It feels safe to say there will be goals in this one. Over 1.5 goals in the first half at 7/5 with 888Sport feels like a big price, as does the 4/5 for Arsenal to win either half.
Liverpool’s strong recent record in head-to-head clashes with Arsenal is one of the few things in their favour when mulling over the Arsenal v Liverpool odds for Sunday’s key fixture.
Arsenal are too short at 6/4 to win with 888Sport given their tendency to struggle against top teams, though it is arguable whether Liverpool’s form this term deserves to put them in that category.
Goals seem like the safest best here, while the 4/5 at 888Sport for Arsenal to win either half is a strong option for those who are determined to find a good value way to side with the Gunners.
Over 1.5 goals in the first half at 7/5 with 888Sport is a good option, as are the 9/4 at 888Sport for Arsenal to score in both halves. Arsenal to score over 1.5 goals at 21/20 wraps up our picks.
Author: Jamie Smith