Can Rampant Liverpool Upset Arsenal at the Emirates?
Liverpool have been in ruthless form on the road across all competitions recently and have been averaging four goals per game on their travels in the Premier League – and their fans will be hoping for more of the same when they visit the Emirates on December 22nd. The Reds knocked five past a previously solid Brighton before adding another four at Bournemouth but its been their form at Anfield which has troubled them.
They have an embarrassment of riches with Mo Salah, Phillipe Coutinho and Sadio Mane all impressing in the final third but despite three clean sheets in four away matches, questions still remain about their defence.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have a decent record at this ground lately and followed up a goalless draw with a 4-3 victory at the beginning of the 2016-17 season and it’s hard to rule out another high scoring affair. Liverpool have netted 11 times in their last three meetings with the Gunners and they’ll be hoping to continue that trend in this pre-Christmas meeting. Here at BettingTop10, you can find details of all the top UK online bookmakers including William Hill, who have priced up Over 3.5 Goals at 6/5 as punters predict another entertaining 90 minutes between these two sides.
Arsenal have kept back to back clean sheets in the Premier League although they arrived against struggling Newcastle and a slowly improving West Ham. They welcome Shkodran Mustafi back into the side following the injury sustained against Manchester United. That positive news could tempt Arsene Wenger to revert to a back three once again although he must ensure that he gets it absolutely spot on defensively.
Paddy Power make Liverpool the 9/5 outsiders for this tie but the Reds will arrive here in a positive frame of mind and have the psychological advantage over their rivals. The Merseyside outfit will pour forward at every opportunity once again and they can give the Arsenal defence a real examination.