Salah and Mane have shone, now it’s Firmino’s turn to fire with goals galore expected at Anfield

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After another incident-packed weekend of Premier League football, the action continues on Monday night with a humdinger of a clash.

Champions Liverpool host Arsenal at Anfield, with both sides boasting a perfect record from their two games so far this season.


Mikel Arteta has already got the better of Jurgen Klopp on two occasions – will he do so again tonight?

Here are our top betting tips and predictions for tonoght’s game…

Liverpool vs Arsenal (Monday, 8pm)

Arsenal have been vastly improved since Mikel Arteta’s arrival as manager in December – but they’re still miles behind Liverpool.

The Reds finished 18 points clear at the top last season and look even stronger this season following the additions of Thiago and Diogo Jota and put Chelsea to the sword last week.

They boast an incredible record at Anfield under Klopp, having not been beaten at home in the Premier League for 60 games now.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won their last four top-flight games against Arsenal at home, and we fully expect them to do so again – despite the Gunners winning their opening two games of the 2020/21 campaign.

Mohamed Salah was the hero for Liverpool on the opening weekend, hitting a hat-trick in the 4-3 win over Leeds, while Sadio Mane was the matchwinner against Sunday last Sunday, netting both goals in the 2-0 win.

Now we’re backing the other star in Liverpool’s formidable attacking trio – Roberto Firmino – to shine.

Firmino only scored one league goal at Anfield last season but he has a great record against Arsenal. He has scored eight times against the Gunners in a Reds shirt – more than Salah and Mane – and will be eager to get off the mark this weekend. He’s 7/1 to score first and 23/10 to net anytime.

Firmino hasn’t scored yet tis season – will he get off the mark on Monday night?


Firmino hasn’t scored yet tis season – will he get off the mark on Monday night?

This fixture always throws up plenty of goals. There have been 24 of them in the last five league games between these sides at Anfield while they also played out a 5-5 thriller on Merseyside in the Carabao Cup last season.

The 7/4 on offer for a Liverpool victory and both teams to score looks decent value to us.

talkSPORT’s best bets:

  • Roberto Firmino to score first: 7/1 (BET HERE)
  • Roberto Firmino to score and Liverpool to win: 14/5 (BET HERE)
  • Liverpool to win and both teams to score: 7/4 (BET HERE)
  • Both teams to score and over 3.5 goals: 17/10 (BET HERE)

*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication. 

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