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We’ve been treated to a cracking fixture on the opening weekend as Arsenal host Liverpool. The Reds impressed in pre-season by beating Barca 4-0 but followed it up with a defeat by the same score to Klopp’s former club Mainz. It’s been another busy summer on Merseyside, both in and out, with Saido Mane probably the pick of their six signings so far. Conversely, new players have once again been hard to come by for Arsenal, with Xhaka still their only significant addition meaning Giroud looks set to lead the line again.
Since 2012/13 The Gunners have won just 10 of 28 home matches against top-eight sides. Meanwhile the Reds managed some impressive away results once Klopp took over last season, including victories at the Etihad and Stamford Bridge, together with a goalless draw at Spurs.
The former Dortmund boss has now had a summer to stamp his mark on the team and with no European distractions they should be much more competitive this season. It’s seems a good time to make the trip sown the M6 with Wenger likely to be without Koscielny, Giroud and Ozil plus the injured Mertesacker and Gabriel meaning Chambers and Holding could be the starting centre-backs. The likes of Sturridge, Coutinho and Mane will be licking their lips.
Recommendations: Liverpool to Win at 3.1
Both teams have scored in none of Arsenal’s last three home league matches. No Both Teams To Score Bet 2.10
There have been Under 2.5 goals in the last three Liverpool league matches. Under Total Goals 2.5 Bet 2.00