Arsene Wenger’s team looked set to lose Sunday’s north London derby at White Hart Lane after going two goals down against Tottenham, although an inspired recovery saw Arsenal win the match 5-2 and the manager certainly hasn’t given up hope of catching Spurs.
Robin Van Persie demonstrated last weekend that he only needs a sniff of a chance to score and the Dutchman is a 6/1 chance (William Hill bookmaker) to break the deadlock at Anfield against a team that have had difficulty winning home games this season.
Liverpool haven’t lost in front of their own supporters this term, although eight of their twelve matches have resulted in a draw and that means the Merseyside club are unlikely to claim a Champions League spot at the end of the season unless their form drastically improves.
Perhaps Sunday’s Carling Cup final victory against Cardiff will see Kenny Dalglish’s team embark on a brilliant run, although we should remember that the Championship side took the Reds all the way to a penalty shoot-out.
Even so, the bookies are offering a best price 11/10 (Paddy Power) about a home win and Liverpool did manager to clobber Brighton 6-1 in their last match at Anfield, even if this was an FA Cup tie where the visitors managed the near-impossible feat of scoring three own goals.
Luis Suarez will once again be leading the line and the Uruguayan is a 5/1 chance (Bet Victor free bets) to break the deadlock in this match, while Andy Carroll’s aerial presence could also give the Arsenal defence a few problems.
Four of the last five Arsenal games have resulted in three goals or more and it’s easy to see a few being scored in this match, with odds of 10/11 available about Over 2.5 Goals.