Most clashes between Arsenal and Liverpool are high-stakes affairs but this one is especially important for the early Premier League pacesetters Arsenal to maintain their assault at the top.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have won just two league games and have worryingly made an identical start in terms of points as in Brendan Rodgers’ final season in charge. We’ve covered this game on our Premier League predictions page, and now we’ve put together this Ultimate Bet Builder tip with five bets – which you can back below.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Ultimate Bet Builder
Gabriel Jesus to score anytime
Arsenal’s commitment to stability and youth development has been a major factor in their recent revival as serious challengers, with the North London outfit sitting pretty at the top of the table after eight rounds. They are likely to be ousted from that position with an Erling Haaland-inspired Manchester City playing a day before, but that can only serve to fire them up for the fight.
Two key components of the Gunners’ success came from Manchester City, with former City coach Mikel Arteta signing Gabriel Jesus from the Citizens in a summer swoop. That signing is already bearing fruit, with the Brazilian finding the net five times, including in three of his last four league appearances.
That’s not to mention the fact that Jesus contributed to six goals in eight personal Premier League games against Liverpool, whilst all four of his scored goals during that sequence came when playing at home!
Granit Xhaka to be shown a card
Granit Xhaka has been relatively well-behaved of late with just two yellow cards across his eight appearances this season, and his new lease of life helped him to pick up the Arsenal player of the month award for September!
However, they say that a leapord can’t change their spots and much to the same effect, Xhaka’s tough-tackling history means that he can easily attract the attention of the referee.
The Swiss international picked up at least ten yellow cards in four of the last five full Premier League seasons with Arsenal, so it seems like just a matter of time before he picks up his third of the season.
Both teams to score
Arsenal are without a clean sheet at home in the Premier League since March, a run that spans 9 games! However, their imperious form during that time suggests that even with a frail defence, their prolific front line is there to put things right more often than not.
On the other hand, Liverpool have made a woeful start to the season by their own standards, yet they have scored at least two goals per league game on average.
Roberto Firmino 2+ shots on target
Watch out for Roberto Firmino, his nine league goals against Arsenal represents more than he has against any other side, a return suggesting that he can hold up his end of the bargain by grabbing a couple of shots on goal!
Solidifying our confidence in this leg of the bet is the fact that the silky Liverpool forward managed at least three shots on target in three of his last four Premier League outings.
Arsenal to win
Arteta’s Gunners have made the strongest eight-game start to a Premier League season of any side since Liverpool picked up maximum points on the way to picking up the title back in 2019/20. Such a run may inspire confidence in Arsenal to end a shocking run of four straight head-to-head league defeats.
After playing the maximum number of games at full intensity last season due to reaching every cup final and taking the title race to the final day, tiredness looks to be setting in for Liverpool. As such, we’re backing Arsenal to take the spoils to complete our 66/1 Ultimate Bet Builder.
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