Premier League Betting: Liverpool v Arsenal - Fan v Fan Preview



Liverpool perspective: Antoine Zammit, Empire of the Kop.

The last two Liverpool games have both ended in a draw, but we could (and should) have won both of them. I am, however, rather bullish that we can get all three points when we host Arsenal on Sunday.

Lucas Leiva is injured, but all our other players should be available. Stewart Downing might play in the left-back position again if Jose Enrique is not 100% fit, and I believe that Brendan Rodgers will give Raheem Sterling another start, as his pace will be vital against the Gunners. Daniel Agger will return in defence after serving his one game domestic suspension for his sending off against West Bromwich Albion.

Joe Allen has impressed a lot since he came to Liverpool. I am sure that he will also be starting, despite the arrival of Nuri Sahin. I think the latter will be on the bench, and could be introduced later on in the game.

I believe that we will edge this match, with both Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling hitting the net.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Arsenal

Luis Suarez to score first at 5.75, 2-0 Liverpool at 9.50, Raheem Sterling to score at 4.60.

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Arsenal perspective: James McNicholas, Gunnerblog.

Will this be the game in which Arsenal finally get off the mark? Two games into the season, we’ve neither conceded nor scored. Surely that run will come to an end at Anfield.

At the back I expect changes. Wojciech Szczesny is likely to be fit to replace Vito Mannone in goal, whilst Laurent Koscielny is back in the squad for the first time this season. Per Mertesacker has performed admirably, but against the fleet-footed Suarez the more nimble Frenchman will most likely be preferred.

Ahead of that, we'll be continuing to bed in the attacking trio of Cazorla, Podolski and Giroud. They’ve all been unlucky with a few chances thus far, and I suspect they might be celebrating at some point during the ninety minutes.

However, I suspect Liverpool could come out on top today. I was impressed with their performance at Anfield against Manchester City last weekend, and Brendan Rogers seems to have got them playing far more fluidly than his predecessor ever managed.

Perhaps Liverpool new-boy Nuri Sahin will play some part. How painful it would be for him to help orchestrate our downfall, considering how close we came to claiming his signature ourselves.

Prediction: Liverpool 2 - 1 Arsenal

Both teams to score at 1.75, Olivier Giroud to score at 3.60, Liverpool 2-1 at 8.75.

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