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2012 Premier League Picks: Liverpool vs. Arsenal Match Preview 9/2/12

Liverpool vs. Arsenal Match Prediction: Offensive Woes To Continue For Reds and Gunners: English Premier League action continues on Sunday for a tea time tussle at Anfield, and we are set to make our soccer tips and predictions for the clash on the pitch between Liverpool and Arsenal.

A quick look at the Premier League table shows that both of these teams are in sad shape at the outset of the year. The Gunners haven’t seen their first goal scored or their first goal conceded this year, thus have two points in two fixtures, while Liverpool has just a single point to show for its first two matches. Obviously, neither of these two teams has to be happy with the start to the season, but both are going to have better results as the year goes on. Still, the prospects of being stuck at the bottom of the table even 10% into the season has to be concerning for both teams.

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Liverpool vs. Arsenal Schedule and Match Information
Liverpool vs. Arsenal Match Date/Time: Sunday, September 2nd, 8:30 a.m. (ET)
Liverpool vs. Arsenal Stadium: Anfield
Liverpool vs. Arsenal on TV: FOX Soccer Channel
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Liverpool vs. Arsenal Match Odds: Liverpool -0.5 (+100)
Liverpool vs. Arsenal Betting Line Total: 2.5 (Over -107)

It wasn’t the greatest transfer season for the Reds, knowing that they lost out on just about every major signing that they were trying for. Even right up to the last moment, Liverpool had to think that it was going to be able to land Clint Dempsey, but instead, it was Tottenham Hotspur that ultimately landed the American striker. Andy Carroll was sent out on loan to West Ham United, and that was a move that really left the squad significantly thinner than it was before. Luis Suarez has been the most creative man, of the bunch for the Reds, accounting for 13 shots in two matches, but in the end, he has only found the back of the net once, and no one else has really showed that much creativity up front. Steven Gerrard is still the catalyst of the bunch in the midfield, and he has played well, but again, he hasn’t found the back of the net and just hasn’t really been all that much of a threat either.

The Gunners have had even less luck over the course of the first two matches of the Premier League season. They have yet to find the back of the net as a team, and they really haven’t had much to be happy about. Arsenal clearly hasn’t recovered from the loss of Robin van Persie, and Lukas Podolski really has to figure out how to be a force at the top of the lineup, or this is going to be a struggle of a season. The team had all of the chances against Stoke City in the second match of the year, but there wasn’t a conversion. The Gunners had a frustrating day at the transfer deadline as well, losing Nicklas Bendter to Juventes on loan and failing to snare Michael Essien from rivals, Chelsea at the end to Real Madrid. Keep an eye at the back for Arsenal. Laurent Koscielny should be back in the fold, but it is definitely up in in the air as to whether keeper Wojciech Szczeny will be in the Starting XI. If he misses out with his rib injury, it will be his second straight missed start.

Liverpool vs. Arsenal Match Preview & Analysis: This just doesn’t look all that promising for either one of these teams. What is lost in this mix is that both of these squads are very strong defensively, and that might cause both of these struggling offenses to have more problems. Sure, we see all of the great names in offense between these two teams, but we just don’t see even two goals coming from it, let alone the three required to push this one past the number.

Liverpool vs. Arsenal Punting Tip: Under 2.5 (-113) @ BetOnline Sportsbook

Liverpool vs. Arsenal Score Prediction: Liverpool 1 – Arsenal 0

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News On Liverpool Football Club: Brendan Rodgers To Become Liverpool Manager

Brendan Rodgers New Liverpool FC Manager: Just a week ago, it looked as though Roberto Martinez was going to be the next manager for Liverpool FC. Instead, on Friday, the Reds are going to name the man that took over for Martinez at Swansea City, Brendan Rodgers as their next manager.

Liverpool is clearly looking to go in a younger direction after two seasons with Kenny Dalglish in command of the team. In that time, the Reds went in the wrong direction quite a bit, bottoming out with an eighth place finish this year on the 2012 Premier League table. Needless to say, the 52 points that the 2011-12 Liverpool FC team managed, along with just the 14 total wins isn’t going to cut it, and that’s why the change was made by the Fenway Sports Group, the owners of Liverpool.

The questions as to who the next manager would be of the Reds was a hot button topic of conversation for those looking for Liverpool breaking news. Of course, the big time names such as Fabio Capello and the likes were dabbled around, but in the end, it was clear that Liverpool really wanted to go after one of the younger managers that had recent success at the EPL level. That was when Roberto Martinez had his name come up for the job, but it became clear that he had some issues with the fact that he was not going to be given total control of all of the team’s affairs, most notably with the matters on the transfer market.

Ironically, the link between Rodgers and Martinez is a deep one. The two had nothing to do with one another until 2010 when Rodgers took over for Swansea City. It was Rodgers that was really the struggled manager at the moment, as he had basically been booted out of Reading after a very unsuccessful run in the Championship just over five months after taking over the team. However, Rodgers was immediately targeted by Swansea to replace Martinez, who had left the squad for Wigan Athletic in the EPL. At the time, the Swans were still in Championship themselves, and that only came after Martinez led them to promotion from League One.

Swansea City was promoted last year, and the club immediately found success. As the first Welsh team to ever play in the Premier League, matters were supposed to be tough this year for the Swans, but a stout brand of defensive soccer saw the team allow just 51 goals, the same number as fifth place Newcastle United on the season. It was the first Premier League job for Rodgers, and he ironically finished with Swansea City in 11th position on the table, four spots higher than Wigan, where Martinez remains.

The task here for Rodgers is a massive one, though. He is just 39 years old, and he is set to take on the job at Anfield, where the Reds have not won the Premier League since 1990 in spite of the fact that they have come close a number of times. The first order of business might be making this team a tad younger. There has been quite a lot of aging on this team since the Champions League title, and it is time that there is some young help being brought to the table to help out the team’s captain, Steven Gerrard.

One thing is for sure about Rodgers, and that is that his leash is going to be quite short. Just this past year, Andre Villas Boas didn’t last a full season with Chelsea, and that team went on to win the Champions League this year. Dalglish was an icon for Liverpool in the past, but his failures saw him get sacked as well. Now, with Martinez looking over his shoulder in the EPL and surely on the rise as well, Rodgers is set to do what he can to try to get Liverpool back on top.

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Liverpool FC Latest News: Roberto Martinez Could Become Reds Manager

Breaking Premier League News: New Liverpool Manager Could Be Roberto Martinez: Liverpool FC fans have been marred by the Kenny Dalglish era of late. However, the Reds might soon have something to smile about. Roberto Martinez, one of the hottest managers in the Premier League, could be set to take over in what amounts to be the most up to date and latest Liverpool FC news out of Anfield.

It has been a frustrating few years for the Reds to say the least. They finished in 8th place on the 2011-12 Premier League table, and with just 52 points, they were actually closer to relegation than they were winning the 2012 English Premiership Championship. With just 14 wins in the EPL season, there was really not all that much doubt that Dalglish was going to be booted out of Anfield, especially after a similar sixth place finish the year before. This next season will be the second straight in which Liverpool will not be partaking in any of the European competitions.

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Since the end of the 2012 Premier League season, there has been a lot of question as to who is going to be taking over as the skipper in Anfield. Names like Fabio Capello and Louis van Gaal have been bounced around as potential bosses for the club, but these big names would figure to want to have control of all of the team affairs. Instead, it seems as though Liverpool is going to be going to more of a direct route, as the manager of the team will do just that: Manage. There doesn’t seem to be all that much wiggle room in terms of money to be spent on Liverpool transfers, and that isn’t normal, especially for the biggest clubs in Europe.

Enter: Roberto Martinez. At just 38 years old, Martinez definitely is one of the younger managers in the EPL, and he is the type of man that, if he can lock on to a job and prove to be successful, could be around for two decades. Martinez spent the majority of his playing career with Swansea City and Wigan Athletic, the two teams that he managed as well.

In his first managerial stint with the Swans, Martinez was able to bring his side up to the Championship from League One by winning the league. He was largely linked to a number of different teams at the Championship level, but he always wanted to stick with Swansea. That changed when Wigan came calling in its first stint in the Premier League. Martinez jumped to his other team and has kept the squad up in the EPL ever since that point, something that was largely looked upon as impossible task.

The Latics are now considered regulars in the Premier League, though that could change now that Martinez is gone. That being said though, when Martinez left Swansea, the Swans were still an up and coming team. Not only did they earn promotion to the Premier League in the 2010-11 season, but they also finished in 11th place on the Premiership table this year, ahead of Wigan.

A Martinez move is expected sooner than later anyway. He has been linked to a move to Villa Park to join Aston Villa for the last two years, though at least as of this point, he has not succumbed to that move. However, the allure of the big time job with the Reds, one that could come with a huge raise, might be too much to pass up.

For Liverpool though, this is a bit of a gamble. Normally, teams at the top of the ladder in the Premier League another European leagues want to invest in managers that have proven track records with winning teams. This though, would be the second straight very suspect managerial hire. Dalglish had been out of major coaching for over a decade before making his return to Anfield, and he proved to be a disappointment. Now, hiring Martinez would be on the other end of the spectrum, though it would bring a fresh, new young look to the Reds.

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Chelsea FC vs. Liverpool Premier League Picks, Odds, & Preview 11/20/11

You aren’t going to find two teams that battle it out fiercer than Chelsea FC and Liverpool. The two bitter rivals play in a match that is often referred to as the most intense rivalry in English soccer, and we are set to make our Premier League scores predictions for one of the toughest matches to handicap of the weekend.

As always, when these two teams meet, it is Fernando Torres who is on the biggest display. Torres made a name for himself with Liverpool in its fantastic Champions League run of a few years ago before making the switch to the Blues last January.

Chelsea vs. Sunderland Date/Time: Sunday, November 20th, 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Chelsea vs. Sunderland Television Coverage: FOX Soccer Channel

The Blues are fighting hard to keep their position near the top of the Premier League table, though we must admit that chances of catching table toppers, Manchester City are slim to none with the Citizens boasting a nine point edge on fourth place, Chelsea. Instead, the Blues are going to be focused on maintaining their spot in next year’s Champions League, something that isn’t nearly guaranteed with Liverpool just three points behind and Tottenham level on points with a game in hand.

Recent form is an issue for the Blues, though they did win their final game before the European break, a 1-0 win at Goodson Park against Blackburn Rovers. The last Premier League game here at Stamford Bridge came on October 29th, a 5-3 drubbing that Arsenal laid on the hosts.

However, if you’re looking for an eight-goal outburst this time around, don’t be all that sure. There have only been a grand total of nine goals scored in the last eight matches combined when these two teams have played against one another on the Premier League schedule.

Liverpool remains without captain, Steven Gerrard, but the team has been playing relatively well without him. A scoreless draw against Swansea at home on November 5th was a dud, but before that, the team logged two straight wins on the road. In fact, over the course of the last four road games, the Reds have been perfect, going 4-0-0, as opposed to their last three home games, where they are 0-3-0.

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A team that was once known as having a potentially leaky back four, Liverpool hasn’t allowed a strike in 210 minutes of football since Grant Holt equalized for Norwich three Premier League fixtures ago. If the defense can stay in form, it is going to have a real chance of stealing points at Stamford Bridge.

Though we do think that the Blues are going to be getting back in better form in the weeks to come, we don’t think that they are deserving of being odds on favorites. The Reds are +0.5 on the Asian Handicap line, and you can get +110 odds on them at that price. The outright victory would pay +345.

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Premier League Scores – Everton vs. Liverpool FC Free Picks

Liverpool FC definitely has its work cut out for it this week as it tries to get back at the top of the Premier League table. The Reds will hit the road to Goodison Park in a huge Merseyside Derby against Everton.

KopTalk.com, the best website for Liverpool news on the internet, knows that this is going to be a heck of a fixture. Manager Kenny Dalglish is primed and ready to go against the team that he helped destroy in the past in his first tenure with the Reds.

It could mark the return to the lineup for Steven Gerrard, the longtime Reds captain, who has missed the first several matches of the Premier League season due to injury. It would be a fantastic arrival for Liverpool, which badly needs to get back into some sort of form. Sure, it is 3-1-2 and in the fifth position on the table, but there is definitely improvement to be made, and there are two very poor away results already to its credit this season. Needless to say, another drop like that would be awful for the team, and a spot for the time being in European play wouldn’t be an issue.

The Reds only have a 0 goal differential this year, having allowed eight goals against scoring just eight as well. Considering the fact that many of the big boppers haven’t turned up on the slate as of yet, this is a scary proposition.

The Blues aren’t going to be easy fodder even though they have a mediocre 1-1-1 mark here at Goodison Park this year. The team has had a hard time stringing successful results together, as an opening week loss at home against surprising newcomers, Queens Park Rangers was followed by a road win against Blackburn Rovers. From there, it was a costly home draw against Aston Villa, a solid 3-1 victory over Wigan Athletic in what amounted to be the best fixture of the year, promptly followed by the worst 45 minutes of the year in a 2-0 loss on the road against Manchester City.

This match carries some special meaning for both of these sides, and you can bet that neither team is going to give an inch in doing so. Tim Cahill has yet to find the back of the net this year in the EPL, and he hopes that that will change, especially after a rough fixture against the Citizens in which he was knocked around quite a bit and often just was not able to get into the flow of the match.

Everton took four points from two matches against its cross town rivals last year, most notably taking the maximum against the ‘Pool in stunning 2-0 fashion here at Goodison Park.

The visitors are the slight favorites on Saturday morning though, a line that we just don’t agree with. You can find Everton at pk +115 on the Premier League betting odds this week at Bet365 Sportsbook, a line which we most certainly suggest backing.

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