Liverpool vs Arsenal
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 29 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool moved six points clear at the top of the Premier League standings after a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Newcastle United on Boxing Day.
The Reds struggled to break a stubborn defense of the Magpie sin the first half as it was only Dejan Lovren’s half-volley which secured them the lead before the second half.
Nevertheless, Mohamed Salah’s penalty gave the Reds a two-goal cushion while Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho only confirmed the commanding victory with late goals.
Jurgen Klopp’s men made it eight consecutive Premier League wins and they now have the pole position in the title race.
The question is can they keep it up and bag results from super important pair of fixtures against Arsenal and Manchester City in next two rounds.
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Head-to-head
Liverpool were the side with better head to head stats against Arsenal in recent years.
They won three and drew two of past five meetings with the Gunners who are winless in past seven clashes with Liverpool.
Teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw in their previous meeting two months ago at Emirates.
Both teams scored in five of last six H2H games.
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Prediction
Liverpool’s defense has been extraordinary so far in the season. The Reds allowed only 7 goals in 19 league matches so far. They’ve been especially tough to break down at Anfield where the team shipped only two goals in nine matches (22-2 goal difference with a record of eight wins and a draw).
We thus have to see the hosts as favourites to come on top here even though they are to have a decent challenge in the likes of Arsenal. The Gunners won’t come into this in the highest of spirits as they dropped out of the top four in the league standings after a disappointing 1-1 draw to Brighton & Hove Albion away at The AMEX.
Unai Emery’s men allowed as many as 16 goals in 9 away fixtures this term and we can hardly see them pulling off a result against the red-hot Liverpool side here. Mohamed Salah scored six goals in last five outings in all competitions. He is worth backing to score anytime past the struggling defense of Arsenal’s at 1.72.
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Bet Tips
Liverpool to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Mohamed Salah to score anytime @ 1.72 (8/11).