Live on Skysports 1: Sun 13.30 & 16.00: Liverpool can see off Arsenal by a one goal margin (11/4, Stan James) and 1-0 pays 7/1.
Liverpool threw away the points against Manchester City on Sunday, conceding two horrific goals having led the champions twice, but every other aspect of the performance will please Brendan Rodgers, who will be confident that his side can get the better of misfiring Arsenal at Anfield.
Stan James have installed the Reds as 11/10 favourites to send the Gunners home empty-handed and with Arsene Wenger’s charges yet to find the net, it’s perhaps understandable that bet365 make them as high as 5/2 to emerge with maximum points.
BetVictor post 12/5 against the draw and a third goalless affair for the visitors is a 12/1 shot at Ladbrokes but buoyed by last week’s performance Liverpool can shade it and Stan James rate them at 11/4 to prevail by one.
Moreover, Rodgers’ troops are unlikely to be as generous at the back as they were last time out so William Hill’s 12/5 for a home success ‘to nil’ isn’t without appeal and the Reds are also available at 7/1 courtesy of Stan James to bag the only goal on Merseyside, where BetVictor chalk the hosts up at 4/1 to seal victory following an even first period.
Luis Suarez meanwhile, catches the eye at 5/1 (bet365) to notch first having scored a beautiful free kick at the weekend and come close on another couple of occasions.
Southampton have lost both fixtures and it looks set to be three straight defeats for the newly promoted Saints as Manchester United visit St Mary’s. Stan James quote Sir Alex Ferguson’s team at 8/15 to make it back-to-back wins and Skybet offer 11/4 for them to do so by a one-goal margin.
Wayne Rooney sits out so Robin van Persie is just about guaranteed a start (barring injury) – bet365 make the Dutchman 4/1 to open the scoring. United’s defence has been far from watertight though and it could be a game where both teams find the net, 5/6 at Ladbrokes, while it’s 15/2 at Coral that Ferguson’s men edge it 2-1.