Liverpool will try and get past the defensive mistake that cost them the three points in the match against West Bromwich. Admirably enough, Kolo Toure took full responsibility for the mistake and it should be interesting to witness whether he can redeem himself in front of Arsenal. The hosts were aiming for an automatic Champions League qualification, which looks even further now, even though their home record speaks volumes about their strength.
Nine of their last 10 games at Anfield saw them scoring at least 2 goals, which is highly expected this Saturday, especially since their lineups would be rather predictable as both teams are plagued by injuries. Liverpool will be missing out on Daniel Agger, Glen Johnson, Jose Enrique and Sakho, while Steven Gerrard is thought to start in, behind Coutinho and Henderson.
Premier League leaders, Arsenal, visit Liverpool in a bid to extend their lead at the top of the table. The Gunners have a good record against Liverpool, stretching to 6 matches without defeat at Anfield Road. Arsene Wenger’s team will be without injured Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey, while Mathieu Flamini continues to serve his 4 match ban. However, the return of Jack Wilshere is a huge boost to North London side, as they will be looking to control the game from the get go.
The bookies see Liverpool as slight favorites to win, but Arsenal possess all the necessary weapons, to prove them wrong and claim the victory. The gunners are scoring goals for fun, and shouldn’t have troubles finding the net. The match will be won or lost in defense, where the solid partnership of Mertesacker and Koscienly will have to contain Luiz Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
Arsenal are usually slow starters and play their best football in the second half; that’s why we’ve decided to go with 7 units on over 2.5 goals, which is priced 2.05 at William Hill.
Liverpool: Team’s Formation
Arsenal London: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
over 2.5 goals at 2.05, odds from William Hill