There are plenty of great matches scheduled for this Saturday in the Premier League but one that stands out is the clash between Arsenal and Liverpool that’s taking place in London, at the Emirates Stadium. If you’re planning to bet some money on this match, make sure to first check out this Arsenal vs Liverpool prediction, as well as the betting tips found at the bottom.
It’s been a while since Arsenal were this good. They’re in a fantastic form, without a single defeat since losing to Chelsea in August. The best thing is that a big majority of the games they played after that defeat were wins. In fact, before drawing with Crystal Palace in the previous round, the Gunners won 11 games straight, counting all competitions.
And the fact that they played 2:2 with Crystal Palace last Sunday does not mean that their good form has come to an end. They can bounce right back with a good performance against Liverpool. Of course, they’re not the favorites here, but this means that the pressure is not on them but on Liverpool.
They can relax and play their game, without worrying that their fans would get disappointed if they don’t do well. Even if they lose, they won’t drop much on the table. In fact, in the worst-case scenario, they would drop to the 7th place. Of course, that wouldn’t mean anything as there’s plenty of time left before the end of the season – we’re currently at the quarter point of the 2018/2019 season of the Premier League.
Another thing going in their favor is that the game is played at their grounds. The Emirates is the place where they won every single of their previous 6 home matches. And they scored a total of 17 goals in those 6 matches, which shows how lethal they’ve been in the final third. They definitely seem capable of scoring against Liverpool, but can they keep their net safe from Salah, Mane, and the other Reds?
Before the season even started Liverpool were the second favorites for winning the Premier League. It seems that the bookies were right, as Liverpool are leading a battle for the top spot with Manchester City. Right now both teams have 26 points after 10 rounds, with Chelsea lurking behind with 2 points fewer. Liverpool’s next opponent Arsenal is 4 points behind the top.
This means that the Reds have a big motive to do well in this game. And by well, I mean win at least one point. Considering that Arsenal lost to Manchester City and Chelsea earlier in the season, Liverpool probably fancy their chances as a side that’s as equally strong as those two teams.
Speaking of the player quality, Liverpool are clearly better than Arsenal. And I mean in all areas of the pitch. The Gunners have a fantastic attack, but Liverpool are great at the back. Plus, Liverpool’s attackers seem capable of outscoring literally any opponent on the planet.
- Konstantinos Mavropanos (injury)
- Laurent Koscielny (injury)
- Naby Keita (injury)
- Jordan Henderson (injury)
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (injury)
Arsenal vs Liverpool Prediction
Without trying to undermine the quality of their new coach Unai Emery, I think that the main reason why Arsenal have been playing well lately is that they had an easy fixture list. They’re now facing a much tougher opponent than any other they played against in the last two months. And I honestly doubt that even the roar coming from the stands of the Emirates will be able to help them on Saturday.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Betting Tips
- Double Chance X2 @1.35 (1XBet)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.53 (bet365)