England: Premier League
Match start: 17:00 (GMT+2)
The history of meetings of two English grandees Liverpool and Arsenal in all official tournaments is up to 222 matches. For today here we see a little advantage of the hosts of Anfield: Liverpool – 85, Arsenal – 78. And 59 matches ended in draw.
The biggest victory of Liverpool – 5:0 (the 18th of April, 1964), the biggest victory of Arsenal – 8:1 (the 1st of September, 1934). And now the results of the 5 last calendar matches of two super clubs at Anfield:
02.09.2012. Liverpool – Arsenal – 0:2 (Podolski, Cazorla);
08.02.2014. Liverpool – Arsenal – 5:1 (Škrtel 2, Sterling 2, Sturridge – Arteta);
21.12.2014. Liverpool – Arsenal – 2:2 (Coutinho, Škrtel – Debuchy, Giroud);
13.01.2016. Liverpool – Arsenal – 3:3 (Firmino 2, Allen – Ramsey, Giroud 2);
04.03.2017. Liverpool – Arsenal – 3:1 (Firmino, Mané, Wijnaldum – Welbeck);
Liverpool (the head coach Jürgen Klopp)
The world of football is still commenting the results of draw of the group tournament of the Champions League. Klopp didn’t stay on the sidelines of this event. Now the German coach of the grandee from Manchester is very pleased:
“We didn’t get into one group with Real, Barcelona, Bayern and Juventus. And that is why we can consider us to be the favorites. And right now we can have absolutely different dialogue on the transfer market. We have some time’ - Jürgen Klopp has declared to British mass media.
Arsenal (the head coach Arsène Wenger)
For the first time over the past two decades the Gunners don’t participate in the UEFA Champions League. But the veteran of the coaching staff of EPL is full of optimism. Arsène Wenger thinks that the fact that his team doesn’t participate in new Champions League tournament creates Arsenal to be a favorite in the fight for new champions’ title.
There is an element of truth in the statement of Wenger. But in the previous round the Gunners had lost in Stoke-on-Trent to the hosts of Britania - 1:0. And for 90 minutes of game the super stars of Arsenal, headed by Alexandre Lacazette, were not able to score any goal.
It is obvious, that there is no obvious favorite in the forthcoming match between teams of such high level and class. Nut the bookmakers prefer the team from Manchester:
Liverpool – 2.15, draw – 3.70, Arsenal–3.50;
Let us look very attentively on the statistics of two teams on Anfield. In four last matches it was standard total 2.5. This outcome is the most actual bet in the 223rd battle of two English grandees.
over 3 - odds 1.92 Pinnacle
Both teams to score - odds 1.5 Bet365