Last season’s FA Cup winners, Arsenal, take on the Premier League champions – Liverpool – in what is set to be a top renewal of the Community Shield. The match, which will be staged at Wembley, will be played on Saturday 29th August 2020 We take a look at the key head-to-head stats!
Arsenal v Liverpool Saturday 29th August 2020
- Met 229 times, Liverpool 88, Draw 62, Arsenal 79
- Last met (2020, Prem), Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool
- Last met in the Comm Shield (2002), Arsenal 1-0 Liverpool
- Liverpool have lost just 1 of their last 11 vs Arsenal
- Both teams scored in 9 of the last 10 head-to-heads
- 9 of the last 10 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
- Liverpool have scored in their last 10 vs Arsenal
- Liverpool have scored 3+ goals in 8 of their last 10 vs Arsenal
- Firmino (Liverpool) has scored 8 goals in the last 10 head-to-heads
- 6 DRAWS in the last 13 head-to-heads
The traditional season curtain-raiser is a bit late off this year as the FA Cup winners – Arsenal – take on the current league champions – Liverpool – at Wembley for the Community Shield.
The sides last met in the Premier League and that ended Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool so the London side will gain a lot of confidence from that, while the Gunners seemed to end last season in slightly better form than Liverpool.
Oh, and the sides also last met in the Community Shield in 2002 and that ended Arsenal 1-0 Liverpool – a repeat of that score can be backed at 17.00.
However, a few weeks rest and the sides should be raring to go again – the 90 min match betting sees Arsenal at 5.25, the Draw 4.00 and Liverpool on offer at 1.61.
In contrast to Arsenal’s good recent record over Liverpool in this competition and in the league – the Reds have lost just 1 of their last 11 vs The Gunners and have scored in their last 10 vs the London side.
It’s a game that generally produces goals though – both teams have scored in 9 of the last 10 head-to-heads and this is on offer at 1.61. while Over 2.5 Goals has paid out in 9 of the last 10 games too – this can be backed at 1.57.
For those looking to back the draw, then with 6 of the last 13 head-to-heads ending all-square his is another option at 4.00.
Looking at the scorers, the main Liverpool men are Mo Salah who is 4.33 (1st) or 1.83 (anytime) and Mane at 5.00 (1st) or 2.05 (anytime). But Firmino seems to be the main man in this fixture – he’s netted 8 goals in the last 10 games and can be backed at 6.50 (1st) or 2.50 (anytime).
Overall, this will give us an early-season pointer on how these teams might fair as the campaign goes on. Liverpool look the worthy favourites – after all, they finished a massive 43 points ahead of Arsenal, but in a one-off game the Londoners come here on a more level playing field.
With goals often on the menu when these sides meet – then both teams to score at 1.61 looks the way to go.
JUICESTORM VERDICT: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @1.61
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