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Liverpool v Arsenal: Troubled giants to battle it out at Anfield

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Arsenal travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Sunday (1.30pm KO, Live on Sky Sports 1) and the stats suggest they are overpriced at 3.5 with bet365 and Paddy Power to notch their first victory of the season.

The Gunners have yet to score in two 0-0 draws this season, but the stats suggest that they should not be underestimated in this and are well worth a wager at the odds on offer.

Liverpool have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games against Arsenal (W1 D6 L3), and Arsene Wenger’s side haven’t lost in this fixture for the last five seasons.

They have twice emerged victorious by a 2-1 scoreline – including in their latest encounter back in March – and that outcome can be backed at a top priced 13 with bet365.

Another interesting stat is that you have to go back to the 2000/2001 season to find the last time that either side failed to find the net in this fixture, and that makes the 1.73 on offer with bet365 and Betfred about both scoring look a cracking bet.

Olivier Giroud came closest to netting for Arsenal at Stoke last weekend when skimming the top of the net from long range in the final minutes and it’s surely only a matter of time before the classy French striker breaks his duck for the club.

He can be backed at 8 with bet365, Betfred and Boylesports to net the opener, and at 3.25 with Paddy Power in their anytime scorer market.

I am expecting the to be plenty of goal mouth action in this, and history suggests that will be the case.

Both sides like to attack, and Liverpool’s defence is certainly not the strongest. That makes over 2.5 goals at a top priced 1.95 with bet365 a tempting punt.

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