Michael Owen thinks Liverpool will have enough to beat Arsenal on Saturday, meaning they would end the weekend at the top of the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s men and the Gunners, the only two teams to have won both games so far, will go head to head at Anfield in what is the standout fixture in match day three.
The Reds have a fantastic recent home record against Arsenal, winning 5-1 in the corresponding game last season.
Arsenal will be hoping they will be able to shore up their defence this campaign after keeping only one clean sheet away from the Emirates last season.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, Manchester United welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford, while champions Manchester City make the trip to Bournemouth.
Tottenham host Newcastle, Sheffield United welcome Leicester to Bramall Lane, while Everton face a trip to Aston Villa.
But it is the game at Anfield that could be the blockbuster of the weekend and goals are expected.
And Owen thinks that Arsenal’s defensive frailties will once again be exposed by the European champions.
“Something must give at Anfield on Saturday night as the only two sides with unblemished league records go head-to-head,” Owen told BetVictor.
“Despite their winning starts, neither team have been at the very top of their game so far this season, but the Reds have scored 22 goals in their last five home league games against the Gunners and I feel we will see plenty of opportunities at both ends.
“Arsenal have not won their opening two league games of the season for a decade and I would be surprised if they were able to land the hat-trick with question marks remaining about the Gunners defensive capabilities.
“It promises to be a fabulous game, but it is Liverpool to end the weekend top-of-the-table.”
Owen also believes that Manchester United will have too much for Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace side on Saturday.
The Eagles are yet to score this season and look short in attack once again, even after retaining the services of star man Wilfried Zaha.
“United will still be rueing Paul Pogba’s second-half penalty miss at Molineux on Monday evening, but I am confident Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will return to winning ways against a Palace side who have yet to score so far this season,” Owen added.
“United have genuine pace in their side and I believe they will have too much quality for an Eagles side who have created very little in their two games so far this term.”