Arsenal vs Liverpool | Wednesday 16th March 2022, 20:15 | Sky Sports
For the first time in a long while, an intriguing encounter awaits at The Emirates on Wednesday night as Arsenal to be a side on the up. Since their late capitulation at Goodison on 6th December, Arsenal have gained 28 points from a possible 33 in the league. Their only defeat in that period was an unfortunate – and late – loss at home to Manchester City.
Their level of performance has also been much improved and they deservedly find themselves fourth in the table. However, they still find themselves 15 points behind opponents Liverpool (admittedly they have played two matches fewer) and I believe that represents a fair reflection in the gulf between these sides.
Liverpool came to The Emirates on 20th January missing Sadio Mane and Mo Salah who were on African Nations duty, yet still emerged 2-0 – and relatively comfortable winners. Moreover, Liverpool have actually gained a point more than Arsenal across their last 11 matches, managing nine wins and two draws in that time period.
Finally, it is Liverpool’s head-to-head record against Arsenal that convinces me to find a way to side with Jurgen Klopp’s men. Liverpool have won eight of their last 13 Premier League matches with The Gunners, drawing a further four and losing just once. They’ve scored 37 goals across those games so not found Arsenal’s backline to tough to breach.
Admittedly the home sides current defence is stronger than any they’ve had in the last few years but Liverpool have such an array of attacking options that I think they will be ultimately victorious.
Nine of those aforementioned 13 matches saw both sides score, so I like the look of Liverpool to win and BTTS at 13/5 with Bet365.
I did consider Fabinho at 7/1 in the anytime goalscorer market given his recent goal exploits, but Luis Diaz has been mightily impressive since he joined the club and I don’t think prices of 49/20 on him scoring will be available for long. He has two goals in five matches to date and has the pace and skill to trouble any defence. I expect him to be preferred to Dioga Jota and am more than happy to take Unibet’s price.