Liverpool vs. Arsenal
October 9, 2022 11:30 am EDT
The Line: Arsenal +155 / Liverpool +160 // Total: 2.5
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Arsenal and Liverpool face off on Sunday in an English Premier League showdown at Emirates Stadium. When these two teams faced off on March 16th it was Liverpool that secured the 2-0 victory.
Arsenal comes into this game sitting in 1st place in the standings having picked up 21 points. Arsenal is having a strong season, but with Manchester City on their heels, they need to pick up three points here. Last Saturday, Arsenal faced off against Tottenham and the offense scored three goals, and they won by two. They had 65 percent of the possession and nine shots on goal. Arsenal made a midweek Europa League, and they secured a 3-0 victory. Kieran Tierney is still banged up right now, and he’s not going to be able to go in this game. Martinelli, Xhaka, and Gabriel are all expected to start in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Liverpool, who sit in 9th place in the standings having picked up 10 points. Liverpool played against Brighton and the game ended in a 3-3 draw. Roberto Firmino scored two goals and paced Liverpool. The defense though really struggled, and that is something that has really let them down. Liverpool played a midweek game against the Rangers in the Champions League, and that game ended in a 2-0 victory. Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arthur, and Curtis Jones are all dealing with injuries, and they won’t be able to go in this game.
I don’t expect both teams to find offensive success. These are two good offenses, and Liverpool’s defense has shown some major issues this season. Arsenal and Liverpool will both score at least two goals, and this game is going to go well over the total. Back the over 3.5 to cash here.