The odds on Liverpool against Arsenal are dropping fast. The reasons are numerous, starting with the fact that their clash is taking a place at the Anfield, where Reds have been fantastic this entire season. Furthermore, they plan to stay at the top of the Premier League for a long time, which is why winning all 3 points on Saturday is a must. Read our Liverpool vs Arsenal prediction & betting tips to see whether they can actually do it!
Liverpool vs Arsenal has always been an eye-catching rivalry, but this time, it seems that the hosts are huge favorites. They’ve been playing great this season, which their current position proves. They’re at the top of the Premier League table, with the plans of staying there till May. Of course, that’s not going to be easy as a few other teams have basically the same plan.
Manchester City are their most serious rivals, but Arsenal also fall into the category of potential title challengers. This is why beating the Gunners is of utmost importance for the Reds. Beating them on Saturday could mean knocking them out of the title race.
And Liverpool definitely seem capable of doing that. They’re in a fantastic form, plus they play at their turf, where they are without a defeat to Arsenal since 2012. Of course, none of that would matter much unless Liverpool players were actually superior to those in Arsenal squad. And I think they are.
This team is strong in literally every part of the pitch. They’re great at defending, which wasn’t the case in a previous couple of seasons. And they’re superb in the attack, which has always been the case. All of this means that Liverpool fans have every right to hope for a good result this weekend. But, what do Gunners have to say about this?
Arsenal had a pretty good run this autumn, which got them to a very high position on the table. Unfortunately for them, Premier League is super-tough this season and staying that high is not going to be easy. So, there’s no room for relaxation over the holidays – the Gunners need to stay at top of their game in over to ensure a place near the top of the table.
But, that won’t be easy as they’re struggling with injuries. Actually, the main reason why their good run had come to an end was that almost all of their defenders got injured. The history repeats itself and Arsenal are again in very big trouble injuries-wise.
Five of their first-team defenders are either definitely out of the squad due to injuries or will have to use painkillers in order to play against Liverpool. Furthermore, they also have a couple of injuries among their midfield players, so keeping the ball in their possession will also be hard.
- Naby Keita (injury)
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (injury)
- Joe Gomez (injury)
- Dominic Solanke (injury)
- Joel Matip (injury)
- Nacho Monreal (injury)
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan (injury)
- Hector Bellerin (injury)
- Shkodran Mustafi (injury)
- Rob Holding (injury)
- Danny Welbeck (injury)
- Konstantinos Mavropanos (injury)
Alisson – van Dijk, Lovren, Milner, Robertson – Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum – Salah, Mane, Firmino
Leno – Koscielny, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner, Kolasinac – Torreira, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Ozil, Iwobi – Aubameyang
Liverpool vs Arsenal Prediction
With not enough players to replace them due to a long injury list, Arsenal’s first XI must feel pretty exhausted. And even though they surely won’t lack any willingness in this game, I doubt they can actually get anything out of it.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Betting Tips
- Liverpool @1.50 (bet365)
- Liverpool AH -1.5 @2.48 (Unibet)