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Arsenal Looks to Gun Down Reds in Season Opener

The Reds head into London Sunday to take on Arsenal in their first match of the Premier League season and will have to overcome a five-game unbeaten streak against the North Londoners to get their season started off with three points.

  • 6 of the last 8 matches between these teams have eclipsed a total of 2.5 goals.
  • The last match between Liverpool and Arsenal finished 3-3.
  • Since August of 2011, Liverpool has beaten Arsenal only once in 10 tries.

Liverpool is shaping up as a solid contender in Jurgen Klopp’s first full year with the club.  The Red’s were very active on the transfer market and parted ways with the likes of Joe Allen, Martin Skrtel, Jordan Ibe and Kolo Toure – thus completing the transition from the Brendan Rodgers era.

The Gunners were not especially active this summer but still have a couple big names on their acquisition radar. They've finished in the top four 10-straight years and should have no problem getting back there this season. Some are calling for Arsene Wenger’s head after he failed to add a striker but when you look at the club rankings from last year you will see the Gunners scored the fourth-most goals in 2015-16 and are not especially in need of a high-priced transfer up front.

Bovada currently has Arsenal as the +130 moneyline favorite to win the season opener and has Liverpool as +215 underdogs. Recent matches between these clubs have produced fireworks so a bet on the OVER could prove profitable.

Liverpool vs Arsenal at Emirates Stadium
ArsenalPick (-150)+1302.5 (-110) OVER
LiverpoolPick (+125)+2152.5 (-115) UNDER
Draw +235