First big clash of the new Premier League season this weekend as Liverpool travel to an injury hit Arsenal. The first thing that hits me in this Arsenal v Liverpool lunch time kick off is Arsenal's porous defence up against a Liverpool attack which I'm expecting to be one of the most potent in the Premier League this year. The Arsenal back line looked very vulnerable midweek v Udinese and if they play as high up against Liverpool, the pace of Downing and Suarez could severely punish them. Add to that Arsenal's vulnerability in the air from set pieces, Andy Carroll who exposed this weakness at Highbury last year for Newcastle could benefit again from the expert delivery of Adam and Downing.
Arsenal will pose a threat of their own to a liverpool side also struggling to mould a solid defence. Robin Van Persie will return to threaten the Reds, Arshavin loves playing against Liverpool and may return. Gervinho starts a 3 match ban.
Arsenal v Liverpool Advised Tips
Tip 1: Liverpool Asian Handicap +0.25 @ 7/10 (general)
Tip 2: Over 2.5 goals @ 11/10 (William Hill)
Outside Tip: Andrey Arshavin anytime scorer @ 3/1 (B365)
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