Arsenal and Liverpool meet at the Emirates this evening in the pick of the mid-week Premier League fixtures.
Arsenal could go into fifth place with a win which will put them one step closer to closing in on local rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal are the 7/5 favourites with Bet365 to pick up a victory which would be their seventh home win of the season so far.
Liverpool will be looking to bounce back after a defeat away to Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup. The bookies make them the underdogs with 21/10 available from BetVictor. This could go shorter before kick-off as Liverpool have played well against some of the bigger sides this season.
Arsenal Betting Tips
Olivier Giroud has been in good form for Arsenal in recent matches and is an 11/2 shot with Sky Bet to score before any other player on the pitch. The Frenchman seems to have settled into the Arsenal philosophy and has found a way to get himself on the end of most creative movements.
Arsenal will be looking for a solid win and a clean sheet with 2-0 available at 15/1 with BetVictor. Arsenal need to start quickly and pile the pressure on Liverpool but don’t expect a massive win because Liverpool have been very sound defensively so far this season in bigger matches.
A better way to get value out of an Arsenal win could be to back them to win both halves of the match. Bet365 will give you 13/5 on this happening which is much better value than the odds from the same bookie on a straight Arsenal win after the 90 minutes.
Liverpool Betting Tips
There really is only one man to back if you want a Liverpool player as first scorer, Luis Suarez. Suarez continues to play well despite being linked with a big money move away from Liverpool this summer. Suarez is playing a slightly wider attacking position at the moment but he’s just as effective.
Liverpool will be on the back foot for large parts of this match and will try to steal a goal on the counter attack. A 2-1 win for the away side is priced at 11s with BetVictor which is more than possible. Liverpool have scored goals in tight games this season simply waiting for space to appear.
Such a win would mean a Liverpool victory by a single goal. Sky Bet will offer you 7/2 if you think it’s going to be a narrow Liverpool win which means it doesn’t mater what the score is, as long as Liverpool win by a single goal once the final whistle has been blown.