Liverpool and Arsenal to score over 2.5 goals

Liverpool hosts Arsenal in the first match of the 25th round of the English Premier League. The match starts at 12:45 and the place is the legendary Anfield. This is a match which is most probably the last chance for Liverpool to stay in the fight for the first place. A possible loss here will open a gap of 11 points from the first place for Liverpool. For Arsenal, this is the beginning of a very difficult series of matches, which will decide will this season be successful for Arsene Wenger and his boys or again the showcase for the achievements of the team will remain empty.

This match will also be interesting with the fact that against Luis Suarez, who is the most effective striker in England and Liverpool which is the second most scoring team in the league will stand the team with perhaps the best defence at the moment. So far, Arsenal have conceded only 21 goals in 24 games. The two central defenders of the team Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker are already living legends of the team as Arsenal hasn’t lost a single match with them in the squad for nearly two years.

The match will attract great interest among the sports betting fans and the bookmakers already anticipate many bets. They put the hosts from Liverpool in the role of the favorites in the match, giving them odds for a win of 2.05 (bet-at-home), 2.1 (bet365) and 2.15 (William Hill). The odds for a draw in the match are about 3.6, only bet-at-home gives 3.5. Arsenal’s chances of winning in the match are rated at 3.25. William Hill offers lower odds for an away win with 3.2.

More interesting are the suggestions on the goal markets for this match. Of all the previous matches played against the top teams in England, Liverpool has not been over 2.5 total goals scored in only two matches – against Arsenal 0-2 and Manchester United 1-0. Arsenal has only one away match against the top teams with under 2.5 total goals – again against Manchester United 0:1. This makes a possible bet for an Over of 2.5 goals scored by both teams especially attractive.

Bet365’s proposal for such a bet is 1.67, which in any case is not a bad bet and will be mine for this match.