England Premier League
Saturday 3rd April 2021
Kick off at 8pm BST
Venue: Emirates Stadium
It’s been a difficult few years for Arsenal now but under Mikel Arteta the club has shown glimmers of hope and recent form has been decent for the Gunners. So no matter that they come into this game in 9th place they are undefeated in their last four games.
Arsenal’s game before the break was one of the most enjoyable of the season (unless you are a West Ham fan). The Gunners were losing 3-0 by the half hour mark but came back to draw the game 3-3. It was a great point but Arteta was none too pleased, and in a way so he should be. He isn’t at Arsenal to be 3-0 down in a game, and whilst the club showed passion to fight back and grab a point you feel that Arteta wants more from his players, there is an expectancy with him and that could bode well for the future for the club.
It’s easy to point the finger at Arsenal for under achieving in the league but at the end of the day they are just 9 points from 4th and 4 points behind Liverpool. Arsenal won their last home game over Tottenham with a 2-1 win.
Liverpool have had a terrible 2021 so far but they did win their last game beating Wolves 1-0 away. The Reds are only 5 points from 4th so a top 4 finish shouldn’t be written off quite just yet, but they will need to find that superb consistency which has left them since the turn of the year.
What has been interesting with Liverpool is that their extremely poor form has not affected their away record, with the majority of their lost games taking place at home. Indeed Liverpool have actually won 4 of their last 5 away games. Still for their standard seeing that the club have earned just 12 points from their last 30 is quite surprising.
Arsenal: Bukayo Saka is close to a return with his hamstring injury but hasn’t been confirmed to play at the weekend as of yet. Emile Smith-Rowe could be assessed ahead of the game with his hip injury. Willian is being pencilled in to return for this game after his calf injury.
Liverpool: Roberto Firmino should have some part in this game after dealing with his fitness issues. Divock Origi could feature after his muscle injury from last month. An update on Jordan Henderson suggests that he could miss the rest of the season due to his on going groin injury.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Head to Head:
Last season Arsenal won this game 2-1.
There is a 90% chance to see both teams to score.
Earlier in the season Liverpool beat Arsenal 3-1.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Prediction:
Is this the new look Arsenal who have looked much more impressive over the past month. Not only are they performing better in the league but they have also done well to qualify for the quarter finals of the Europa League.
Arsenal seem to be more bullish and have more belief in themselves since they lost at home to Manchester City, it is as if the team are saying we are not here to be rolled over anymore. We will certainly learn more about their courage after this game.
For Liverpool the temptation is not to back them and to see another inevitable defeat. But as mentioned above Liverpool’s away record has not been affected by their poor showings and that includes two very good recent wins in London against Tottenham and West Ham- two teams above them.
If Liverpool can click they will fancy their chances in this game, it is risky but we believe they are more than capable of winning this match, and their value allows us to cover the draw on the refund. We also have to take into account the international break, and it could have been the very thing that was needed at the club.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Betting Tips:
Asian handicap (0.0 Liverpool) at 1.65
Both teams to score at 1.66
Total goals (Over 2.5) at 1.80