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Arsenal v Liverpool Betting Preview: Mane to rediscover shooting boots in North London

12:02 GMT 21/12/2017
Mohamed Salah Sadio Mane Liverpool
While Salah has dominated the headlines for the Reds, Al Hain-Cole is backing another African to terrorise Wenger's defence once again at the Emirates

Regularly the star of the show for Liverpool last season, Sadio Mane has been forced to take more of a supporting role since Mohamed Salah’s arrival in the summer.

Having become the first Reds player to score 20 goals in a season since Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in 2013/14 with a goal against Bournemouth at the weekend, it is no surprise that the Egypt international is dabblebet’s 9/2 (5.50) favourite to open the scoring for his side.

Anytime favourites

With nine goals to his name in the last eight league fixtures, Salah is available at narrow 6/5 (2.20) odds to hit the net once again at the Emirates Stadium.

Indeed, the in-form Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho are both more hotly tipped to get on the scoresheet than Mane, priced at narrow 6/4 (2.50) and 17/10 (2.70) odds respectively.

Arsenal v Liverpool goalscorer odds

However, bearing in mind his personal record against Arsene Wenger’s men, Mane should be as confident as anyone of grabbing the headlines in the capital.

With four goals and two assists to his name in seven Premier League appearances versus the Gunners, the former Southampton man surely offers strong value at 15/8 (2.88) to strike for the fourth consecutive game against this opposition.

At the other end of the pitch, Alexandre Lacazette will be hoping to impress after being left out of the starting line-up for August’s reverse encounter at Anfield.

Arsenal’s league top scorer with eight goals from 18 appearances, the club record signing is the 7/2 (4.50) favourite to break the deadlock in this match, or 10/11 (1.91) to score anytime.

Last goalscorer

The Frenchman’s strong form has gone some way to making up for the downturn in Alexis Sanchez’s performances, with the man who struck 30 goals last season having found the net just four in 15 league games so far this time out.

While 10/11 (1.91) anytime odds therefore don’t look to appealing, the fact that three of Sanchez’s last four goals have been the last of the match suggest 17/4 (5.25) last goalscorer odds could offer some value.

Mane to score anytime for a 1.5pt stake at 15/8 (2.88) with dabblebet