Arsenal Football Club vs Liverpool FC: English Premier League Match Preview & Betting Predictions
This English Premier League season has several intriguing subplots, and two of them will collide on Wednesday evening.
Arsenal have recently been on an incredible run of form, winning 5 of their last 5 games. Tomorrow evening, they’ll face Liverpool, one of the division’s top two teams, to see how much better they’ve gotten since the last time they met. Can they win to strengthen their top-four hopes?
Liverpool will have been happy to see Crystal Palace hang on for a draw against Manchester City yesterday and will be determined to not let this opportunity to move within one point of the title holders slip. Can they win away at Arsenal and put more pressure on Manchester City?
As usual, we have answered these questions for you. Read on for our detailed match analysis below.
Arsenal Football Club vs Liverpool FC H2H
In 59 games, the two teams have an almost identical record. Arsenal have won 20 games while Liverpool have won 19 games. This fixture has also ended in a draw 20 times.
In their last five H2H games however, Liverpool’s recent dominance is clear. The Merseyside team has won 3 games in that period. 2 draws round out their recent H2H record with Arsenal winning zero games over that period.
On the league table, the home team is currently 15 points and 2 places behind the away team.
Arsenal are in terrific form at the moment. The North London team have won their last five games and will be eager to win this as well. (Form: W-W-W-W-W)
Liverpool have also been in marvelous form recently with four wins and one loss from their last five games. (Form: W-L-W-W-W)
Arsenal Football Club vs Liverpool Team News
For the Gunners, Takehiro Tomiyasu is still out injured and will be deputized by Cedric Soares as usual. Emile Smith Rowe has recovered from his recent illness and came on for the last 12 minutes of their last game.
Most of the Liverpool squad is healthy except for Mohamed Salah and Ibrahima Konate who recently picked up knocks. If Salah, their talisman, can’t play, Head Coach Jurgen Klopp will select either Diogo Jota or Roberto Firminho to replace him.
Arsenal Football Club vs Liverpool FC Prediction
The Gunners are in fine form and will expect to come away from this game with a positive result. However, the away side are still one of the best sides in world football and will do everything they can to storm through the door Manchester City left open with their draw. Also, the Liverpool players know exactly what is needed in this position, the same can’t be said about the Arsenal players yet.
Ultimately, Liverpool are still a better team than Arsenal and we think they’ll win this game.
Our prediction: We think Liverpool will win but will respect Arsenal’s recent form and hedge our bets by making it a double chance.
Historically, this fixture is a high-scoring one (Over 2.5 goals 59.32% of the time) and we expect this to follow that pattern as well so we’re going with a combo bet.
Liverpool to win/draw and over 2.5 goals (2x & o 2.5)
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