On Saturday, Arsenal and Liverpool face off in the Community Shield. Both teams will want to start this new exercise by winning this trophy.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Free Betting Tips
Once again disappointing last year, Arsenal undoubtedly had their worst season in the Premier League since the beginning of the 21st century. Indeed, the Gunners ended the exercise in 8th place in the standings, around ten points from the Big Four, and therefore could not get a place in the European Cup for the new season. The fault in particular to a chronic irregularity and a defense far too permeable to make its way to the top of the standings. Fortunately for them, the Londoners made up for it perfectly by offering themselves a great FA Cup epic. After having made a big blow by taking out Manchester City in the semi-final (2-0), Mikel Arteta’s men took over Chelsea in the final (2-1) and therefore finally managed to snatch a ticket for the League Europa. Not very active since this final which took place on August 1, Arsenal still played a friendly match, won without worry against Milton Keys (1-4).
For their part, Liverpool flew over the debates last year in the Premier League and claimed their first English league title in 30 years. Irresistible at the start of the season, the Reds quickly made the difference at the top of the table to put themselves out of reach of their first pursuer, Manchester City. Once the title in his pocket, Jürgen Klopp’s men quite logically relaxed the concentration this summer and conceded a few setbacks in July. In the Champions League, on the other hand, Liverpool failed to keep their title of European champion, eliminated in the Round of 16 by Atlético Madrid (1-0, 2-3 AP). To prepare for this new season, the English champion won against Stuttgart (3-0) before drawing against Salzburg on Tuesday night (2-2).
The workforce for Arsenal vs Liverpool
Arsenal will be deprived of several important players for this meeting. If the young French Guendouzi is still put aside by Mikel Arteta, the defender Mustafi is still in the infirmary with the important Chambers, and the less used Martinelli, Mari and the former star Özil. Finally, the defender Bellerin is announced uncertain for this meeting. This summer, the Brazilian Chelsea Willian signed up for the Gunners. He will still have a lot to do to win in attack where Aubameyang (22 goals) and Lacazette (10 goals) hold the rope for a starting place.
Among the Reds, midfielder and captain Henderson is still out of shape as is the less used Matip. This summer, the little used Clyne left the club as well as the center-back Lovren, left for Zenit, and the former England international Lallana who joined Brighton. On the other hand, left-back Tsimikas (Olympiakos) joined the club. Once again, the stars Salah, Mané and Firmino should be aligned. Also watch out for the young Brewster who scored 3 goals in the 2 preparation matches.
The compositions for Arsenal vs Liverpool
The probable composition of Arsenal:
Leno – Sokratis, David Luiz, Tierney – Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka – Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Absent: Mustafi, Chambers, Mari, Martinelli (injured), Guendouzi, Ozil (sidelined)
The planned tactical disposition (3-4-3):
Sokratis – David Luiz – Tierney
Bellerin – Ceballos – Xhaka – Saka
Pepe – Lacazette – Aubameyang
The probable lineup of Liverpool:
Alisson – Alexander Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson – Keïta, Fabinho, Wijnaldum – Salah, Firmino, Mané.
Absent: Henderson, Matip (injured)
Not sure: None.
The planned tactical disposition (4-3-3):
Alexander-Arnold – Gomez – Van Dijk – Robertson
Keïta – Fabinho – Wijnaldum
Salah – Firmino – Mané
The history of the confrontations Arsenal vs Liverpool
Since 2008, the debates have been fairly balanced between the two teams. Arsenal have won 9 (the last of which was on July 15 in the Premier League 2-1) against 8 for Liverpool. Otherwise, there were 13 draws.
The teams will have the right to 5 substitutions during the match.
The match is played behind closed doors at Wembley.
Key points for the match Arsenal vs Liverpool
– Arsenal are often capable of the best and the worst.
– Arsenal beat Liverpool in their last clash last month.
– Both teams are very forward.
– Liverpool did not appear very sovereign on Tuesday night in the preparation match against Salzburg
Arsenal vs Liverpool Free Betting Tips
Often present when we do not expect them, the Gunners could manage to hold Liverpool in check in this meeting. Draw!
Betting Tips: Both teams to score