Arsenal vs Liverpool – Prediction
2-2 Draw, Arsenal will take the draw but for Liverpool it’s a must win game. A further slip-up by the Reds could see their hopes of a top 4 finish virtually end with 7 games remaining in the season but a win could see them close the gap with Arsenal to just 3 points and will put pressure on Arsene Wenger’s men.
For Arsenal if they can continue their current run of form till the end of the season they can easily overtake City and finish 2nd in the table but like Liverpool all it takes is one bad result to derail everything they’ve done till this point.
Betting Tips and Odds
- The odds of an Arsenal win is at around 1.9 and for a Liverpool win is at 4.25 however we can see this being a really close match so it’s better to stay away from the winner’s market.
- Liverpool have scored in four of their last five matches against Arsenal so Liverpool to score will be a good bet and we suggest you go for a combination of both teams to score and over 2.5 goals with a combined odds of around 2.2
- The matches between both these teams usually have goals in them so Over 2.5 goals is almost a sure bet.
Arsenal come into this game on the back of a 2-1 win over Newcastle two weeks back. They’ve won all their last 6 games in the Premier league and are now just one point behind 2nd placed Manchester City.
A win on Saturday will move them ahead of the defending Premier League champions in the table atleast till Monday when City play Crystal Palace.
A win on Saturday will most certainly guarantee another top 4 finish for Arsene Wenger’s side but it’s not gonna be easy for Arsenal as they take on a Liverpool side who have lost just one of their last 14 games in the Premier League.
Arsenal have won 4 and lost just one of their last 7 cup and league games against Liverpool with that one loss being the 5-1 thrashing they suffered at Anfield last season.
Arsenal have won 14 of their last 16 games in all competitions and have conceded just one goal in their last five home league games.
Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will be subject to a late fitness test after picking up a slight knee injury on duty with England. The likes of club captain Mikel Arteta, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, Abou Diaby and Mathieu Debuchy won’t feature despite returning to training.
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The Liverpool charity match couldn’t have taken place at a better time. The red half of Merseyside are buzzing after witnessing the charity match between Gerrard’s 11 and Carragher’s 11, a game that saw the return of the likes of Torres ,Suarez and Xabi Alonso back to Anfield.
Two weeks back they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United which brought to an end their 13 game undefeated streak in the league. The defeat has left them 5 points behind Manchester United in 4th and can’t simply afford another hiccup this season.
A win here against Arsenal will see them close the gap to Manchester United to 2 points and with Arsenal to 3. Liverpool however does not have a great record against Arsenal with them having won only one of their last 18 matches away to the Gunners.
Liverpool have won 26 points in the league this calendar year only Arsenal with 27 have a better record. If Liverpool do manage to keep a clean sheet it will be a new club record with 7 consecutive away clean sheets.
The defeat at Manchester leaves them lighter by three players which includes club captain Steven Gerrard, defender Martin Skrtel and Adam Lallana. However they’ll be boosted by the returns of midfielder Lucas Leiva and Striker Daniel Sturridge who has recovered from his hip trouble.
The last time these two teams meet it produced one of the most exciting matches of the season. Coutinho opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 45th min but Arsenal equalized quickly through Flamini in the 2nd minute of first half injury time.
Arsenal took the lead through Oliver Giroud in the 64th min but Liverpool despite going a man down with Fabio Borini getting send off equalised through Martin Skrtel in the 7th minute of second half injury time. It was the start of Liverpool’s 13 game undefeated streak.
Where they are in the table
3rd – Arsenal – 30 games – 60 points – (+27 GD)
5th – Liverpool – 30 games – 54 points – (+12 GD)
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