Liverpool FC vs Arsenal FC (08/02/14)
Arsenal will take on Luis Suarez and his Liverpool Army in the fight to retain the top spot in week 25 of the Barclays Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers side are undoubtedly one of the strongest sides playing at HOME this season. The partnership between Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge (they have both score 37 EPL goals this season) could be all Liverpool needs to make them favourites to win this fixture. That being said, Arsenal have had decent AWAY record this season; haven won 8, drawn 2 and lost just twice.
Liverpool is placed 4th with 47 points from 24 games [14-W, 5-D, 5-L]. Prior to this fixture, Liverpool have capped 3-W, 2-D, 1-L in their last 6 Premier League games (last defeat: to Chelsea back in December 2013) and have scored a total 15 goals in those fixtures (an average of 2.5 goals per game). Arsenal, still placed 1st with 55 points from 24 games [17-W, 4-D, 3-L] are yet to lose a Premier league game this year. Their current form reads: 4-W, 1-D, 0-L from their last 5 fixtures and have scored a total of 10 goals and conceded only 2 in those fixtures.
Head to head
Arsenal have had the better of Liverpool in recent years; enjoying 5-W, 5-D, 1-L from their last 11 Premier League encounters (2008 – 2014). Playing at host t Arsenal in Anfield, Liverpool have failed to get a WIN in their last 5 games [0-W, 2-D, 0-3]; conceding 11 goals in the process.
This fixture comes to close to call and could possibly end a DRAW which is best priced at 3.70 at Bet365. A more reasonable bet would be ‘Both Teams To Score’ and although it is of low value, it is best priced at 1.53 at William Hill.
How do you think this game will turn out? Can Luis Suarez step up against a big team for the first time this season, or will this game just go Arsenal’s way?