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Liverpool v Arsenal: Anfield clash set to be another goal-happy thriller

| 04.03.2017

Both Liverpool and Arsenal fans will share a gnawing sense of disappointment that this clash isn’t a table-topping battle, but nevertheless, we should be in for a cracker on Merseyside.

Jurgen Klopp’s hosts are 21/20 favourites, with Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal at 13/5.

But with neither side in particularly great form, this really could go either way, while the draw is 23/10.

In all probability though, far better value lies in backing the match result with both teams to score.

We’re enhancing Liverpool to win and BTTS to 10/3, while Arsenal are boosted to 11/2 for victory with both sides netting.  A score draw is 3/1.

The pressure to bag a top-four spot is on though, and both sides can’t afford to settle for a draw while rival teams around them collect a win.

And with this duo boasting two of the Premier League’s three highest-scoring teams, both sides to net at 4/7 should be backed with plenty of confidence.

Especially when you consider the last few meetings between these two.

Klopp’s new-look Reds shocked the Gunners on the opening day of this campaign in a 4-3 thriller, while last season’s Anfield clash produced just one goal less in a 3-3 epic.

In total, five of the last six meetings have seen at least four goals scored, with at least five netted on four of those occasions.

So, over 2.5 goals is understandably odds-on at 4/6, but over 3.5 at 13/8 could be the way to go here.

Over 4.5 shouldn’t be ruled out either at 4/1.

You can also get a handy 7/4 on Liverpool scoring in each half, while 3/1 says Arsenal net either side of the interval.

And it’s a case of take your pick from the goalscorers too.

Roberto Firmino may have only three goals in his last 13 league games, but the Brazilian netted twice in this fixture last term – including the opener – and is 5/1 favourite to break the deadlock again.

But with 17 goals and eight assists, no Premier League player has directly contributed to more goals than Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, and the Chilean is 6/1 to net first and 15/8 anytime.

Liverpool happen to be Olivier Giroud’s most successful top-six opponent however, with the Frenchman bagging five goals versus the Merseysiders.

With five goals in his last seven league games, the Frenchman is bang in form too, and we’re going 13/2 he puts Arsenal 1-0 up, while Giroud is 2/1 anytime.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.