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Goals to come as Arsenal and Liverpool will cancel each other out

| 01.03.2012

Only two of the past 15 meetings between Liverpool and Arsenal have failed to produce goals at either end, and with seven of these matches ending as stalemates, and six with a 1-1 scoreline, punters should take serious interest in the 11/2 price for a 1-1 draw here as well.

To say inconsistency has plagued Arsenal’s season would be a massive understatement, while frustrating could be the best adjective to describe Liverpool’s efforts so far this term, particularly on their own turf.

Kenny Dalglish’s side are unbeaten on Merseyside, though they have drawn two thirds of their home games, as a lack of firepower has seen them fail to capitalise on some sturdy defensive displays at Anfield.

Of their five score draws at home this season, each has finished with a 1-1 scoreline.

Arsenal meanwhile, have crumbled spectacularly on occasions, looking out of sorts when suffering defeat to the Reds at the Emirates earlier in the season, and never more so than in their infamous 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford.

However, they have shown glimpses that they can still seriously challenge for a top-four spot, with Sunday’s 5-2 victory over bitter rivals Tottenham, after going two goals behind, proving there is still heart and character in a side often described as too fragile.

Threats provided by the likes of a fully fit Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez for Liverpool, and Robin Van Persie for the visitors, look to be enough to expect there to be enough in each team for goals for both sides to be a near certainty in this game.

The fragility of Arsenal’s backline on the road, coupled with their proliferant efforts in front of goal suggests that more goals may be on the cards here, and so backing the score draw looks a very good option for punters.



John Klee