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Arsenal vs Liverpool – Liverpool looking for just second win in ten

| 16.04.2011

With Manchester United seven points clear at the top of the Premier League and in FA Cup action, Arsenal must beat Liverpool to keep the pressure on Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.

A loss to Liverpool would effectively rule Arsenal out of the title race with six games to go leaving them with nothing to play for this season, and it’s that motivation that makes Arsenal the pick tomorrow.

Match Odds

The Arsenal defence has been almost immaculate in their last seven league games at the Emirates – they’ve conceded the solitary goal and kept six clean sheets – and it’s this stability that makes them the best bet at 8/11.

Liverpool have won just one of the last ten games against Arsenal and are without a win in seven which is why they are as big as 4/1 to win.

At home Liverpool have proven a class act recently but they’ve struggled on the road, losing to West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion.

Wenger knows his side need a win to keep their season interesting and they should get it on Sunday.

Total Goals

With 21 goals in his last 20 Premier League starts Robin van Persie is the hottest striker in the Premier League at the moment and looks the pick of the first goalscorers at 9/2.

This tie has produced more hat-tricks than any other fixture in Premier League history and Van Persie looks an interesting bet at 25/1 to score a hat-trick.

Arsenal to win to nil is available at 2/1 and a 3-0 result is 12/1, although punters should beware the draw and could use the 6/1 for a 1-1 result (5 in last 10 games) as insurance.

A £10 stake on Robin van Persie scoring a hat-trick would return £260. New customers can sign up here to take advantage of a free football bet worth up to £30.

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Author

Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.