Yesterday was a pretty funny day in terms of results. The usual ‘big guns’ did not live to expectations and it was nothing but shocks in the winning regard especially.
Tottenham first of all saw a late penalty goal deny them a win against Newcastle. Manchester City gave us the shock of the day as they scored first at home only to lose to a 5-2 score line.
Juventus also failed to claim a victory over Roma and had to come from behind twice to secure a point. A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo spared their blushes.
But the most shocking result of the day came from the Bundesliga. Imagine the odds of Hoffeheim bringing Bayern Munich’s 32-match unbeaten run to an end talk less of an emphatic 4-1 victory against the European champions to go with.
However, Napoli did justice to the over 2.5 goals with a thumping 6-0 win over genoa. PSG also won their game by a 2-0 score line but failed to score more than two goals in surprising fashion.
That’s by the way and we have a new day ahead of us. Not so much games are on ground today but we have one of the biggest games of this game-week still to come.
Big match of the day: Liverpool vs Arsenal
Liverpool take on Arsenal at Anfield in a game that could tell the title ambitions of both teams early. The reds form at home easily makes them favorites for this game but we must admit Arsenal are a different breed under Mikel Arteta. The Gunners have also beaten Liverpool twice in the space of the last 40 days and that tells a lot as well. We will give tips from this game but it’ll be outright difficult to predict a clear winner.
Liverpool vs Arsenal (winner)
As earlier said, it’ll be a herculean task to predict a winner but the bookies seem to have their money on Liverpool based on what the odds suggest. Bet9ja and Bet365 both have odds of 1.50 for Liverpool to win while Betway has odds of 1.51 for the same outcome. If you’re backing the Gunners for a shock win, there is a massive value you can get from that. Bet9ja have odds of 6.00 for Arsenal to claim a victory, Bet365 has odds of 6.50 and Betway only has 5.77 for the same event. All of which could be real value for money.
Over 2.5 and BTTS
We expect a high-scoring affair here and also tip both teams to score on this occasion. Liverpool are no longer as resolute in defence as they use to be and their opening matches of the season so far have shown just that. Arsenal have scored in all of their last five games against any opponent and we can expect them to continue the trend against Jurgen Klopp’s men.
While predicting a winner was not so straightforward, this should most likely play out even based on their recent meetings. Bet365 and Betway have odds of 1.50 for over 2.5 goals while Bet9ja offers odds of 1.47 for the same event.
For both teams to score, Betway has odds of 1.64, Bet365 are offering odds of 1.61 and Bet9ja only have 1.56 for the same event.
Anytime goal-scorer (Mohamed Salah)
Salah has been a thorn in arsenal’s path down the years and he’ll be fired up to continue his prolific record against the Gunners. The Egyptian has especially ran rings around David Luiz on multiple occasions and he’ll be glad to see the Brazilian start again.
If we can point to any Liverpool name that would likely score, Salah has to top that list. Bet365 are offering 1.72 for the Egyptian to score while Bet9ja have odds of 1.61 for the same outcome.
In the same vein, the Gunners have their own star man that could even decide the game for all we know. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang recently signed a contract extension at the club with the reason that he believes in the club’s project. Last time both sides met in the community shield, the Gabonese forward bagged a screamer in that game that left Alisson helpless in goal.
Regardless of how the game plays out, the Gunners captain is the natural shout for goal if any will come from the arsenal camp. Backing him to score also comes with lots of value.
Bet9ja are offering a massive 3.00 odds for the striker to hit the back of the net while Bet365 have it at 2.45 for the same outcome.
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