Dec 28 2018
Liverpool v Arsenal Tips and Preview, Premier League, Saturday 29th December 2018, Anfield, Kick off: 5:30pmCan Liverpool continue their title push when they host Arsenal this weekend? The Reds are chasing a first top flight title in almost 30 years, after moving five points clear at the top on Boxing Day. They’re guaranteed to lead the way in their opening New Year’s clash with Man City, but will their lead be weakened by the Gunners?
Top Betting Tip
- Liverpool & BTTS – at 7/4 with Ladbrokes
Relevant Stats, Injuries and SuspensionsMo Salah caused controversy by going down a little easily at the weekend, but he’s escaped suspension to feature here. While the hosts seem to be at full strength, the Gunners come here with a lengthy injury list. They’ve lost Hector Bellerin, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal. Danny Welbeck has seemingly played his final game for the club, while Rob Holding is another blow at the back. Overall, Arsenal are looking really short in defence. That comes as their problems on the road are really starting to show. They’ve failed to win four of their last five league away trips, while they are without a clean sheet on the road in the Premier League all season. They’ve seen both teams score in 100% of their away trips, which should lead to an exciting clash at Anfield this weekend.
Liverpool v Arsenal TipsLiverpool’s scoring record can’t be overlooked, with another four goals on Boxing Day brining their total up to 43 for the season. They are averaging 2.44 per game at home, which should continue against a lax Arsenal defence. The visitors have shipped close to two per game on their travels, which is good news for the hosts. Liverpool should edge this one, following an eight game winning run in the Premier League. They were able to race into first place thanks to that fantastic form, which we think will continue on Saturday. While the Reds are 1/2 favourites with Betfair, we think it’s better to go with a home win and both teams to score. The visitors’ open style lends itself to goals, while they’ve scored in their last 18 league outings. Liverpool and BTTS is our tip, which can be found at 7/4 with Ladbrokes.
Head to Head RecordRecent meetings between these two have been far from quiet. They fought out an incredibly even meeting at the Emirates earlier this season, but can the Reds go one better at home? Having scored 17 times in their last five home meetings with the Gunners, compared to just seven goals for the visitors, we expect some joy for Klopp and his men.
- Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool – Nov 2018, Premier League
- Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool – Dec 2017, Premier League
- Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal – Aug 2017, Premier League
- Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal – Mar 2017, Premier League
- Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool – Aug 2016, Premier League