Liverpool v Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
December 27, 2018
Anfield - Premier League
Premier League leaders Liverpool host Arsenal on Saturday, with Jurgen Klopp's side looking to solidify their place at the top of table.
This tie ended in a 1-1 draw when they met at The Emirates earlier this season, with Alexandre Lacazette cancelling out James Milner's opening goal.
Arsenal are without a win against Liverpool in their last seven meetings, and with no win at Anfield since 2012.
Liverpool were without midfielder Milner for their Boxing Day win over Newcastle, and he is set to miss this tie as well. Klopp will also be without defenders Joe Gomez, Alberto Moreno and Joel Matip, as well as midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who are set to miss most of 2019.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has a lengthy injury list ahead of the trip to Merseyside, with defenders Nacho Monreal and Shkodran Mustafi both rated as doubtful, and Hector Bellerin and Henrikh Mkhitaryan already ruled out, alongside long term absentees Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding.
Liverpool v Arsenal Preview and Predictions
Liverpool do have injury concerns ahead of this clash, but Klopp has rallied his players in recent weeks and they have built up a gap at the top of the table. There is pressure on Liverpool to maintain their form, and they face two huge games in quick succession as a trip to Manchester City follows this tie.
Arsenal slipped up on Boxing Day, drawing away at Brighton, as Emery's side have won just one of their last four games in league and cup action, following the end of their long unbeaten run.
Liverpool will want to avoid any slip ups in the next few weeks, but Arsenal will be keen to pick up a big result against one of their rivals to stop their malaise.
This game could be tight, with Liverpool feeling the pressure of being league leaders, and Arsenal will be happy to come away with any sort of a positive result, so a draw could be a strong option - priced at 7/2.
Liverpool have been in free scoring form of late, netting nine goals in their last three games, and this fixtures almost always guarantees goals, so another selection could be a profitable over 2.5 total goals bet at 8/15.
A 2-2 draw at 20/1
Meetings between these two sides are always eagerly anticipated and goals are virtually a given in these Merseyside v North London clashes. Both teams have plenty of goals in them, with Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up against Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.
Mo Salah to score anytime at 8/11
Egyptian international Salah has scored in back to back games ahead of the visit of Arsenal, and he looks to be reestablishing his 2017-18 form, with 12 Premier League goals so far. If Liverpool are to break their Premier League title hoodoo, Salah will be a key man.