IF Liverpool play like they did against Man City last weekend they should beat Arsenal on Sunday. if they perform as they did against Hearts they won't.
Such is the vagaries of football betting that sides don't often perform the same two matches running.
I tipped the Reds to draw with City last week but didn't foresee the 1-1 scramble with Hearts.
Liverpool usually do well against the better sides and Brendan Rodgers would have been thrilled with the general display against Hearts if not the goals conceded.
Arsenal look in transition after the loss of Robin van Persie and haven't managed a goal in their first two games – 0-0 draws against Sunderland and Stoke.
However, they have a decent record at Anfield, having avoided defeat on their last five visits. Both teams have netted in the previous six at Liverpool, including that famous 4-4 draw, so I'm taking the Gunners to end their drought by at least netting. Go for both to score at 8-11 at bet365 and BetVictor and over 2.75 goals at 19-20 with bet365.
Luis Suarez netted against City and Hearts and is 5-1 at bet365 to break the deadlock.
If the Liverpool-Arsenal game is tough to call the one at Newcastle looks straightforward. Alan Pardew's men welcome struggling Aston Villa and I can't see anything but a home win at
13-20 with BetVictor. Demba Ba is 9-2 (various) to strike the first blow.
Man United should also pick up the points but it won't be easy at Southampton even though the newly-promoted side are looking for their first point. Alex Ferguson’s slow starters are 4-7 at bet365 to make it back-to-back wins and Skybet offer 11-4 for them to do so by a one-goal margin.
In the SPL Hearts should beat Dundee at home but they'll miss their Anfield scorer David Templeton who has gone down three divisions to join Rangers. The Jambos are probably not worth the risk at 1-2 (various) although Dundee are hunting their first league goal of the season.
The last six matches in the SPL have been draws and there could be another at Motherwell v Inverness. This pays 23-10 (various).
Rangers have won all their home games by at least three goals while struggling on the road. On Sunday they welcome Elgin to Ibrox, in front of the live TV cameras, and boosted by the arrival of the tricky Templeton should again win by at least three.
But with Rangers no bigger than 1-7 at William Hill the -2 pays just 1-1 at Coral while -2 is 2-1 at bet365 so a better bet could be Andy Little to score first. Little has netted in all but one of Rangers games this season.
Over 2.75 goals at Liverpool
1st scorer lucky 15