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Liverpool aiming to steal a march on Arsenal in top four race

Liverpool aiming to steal a march on Arsenal in top four race

Posted on 22. Dec, 2017 by in News

Liverpool visit Arsenal in the Premier League on Friday hoping to boost their hopes of a top four finish this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently fourth in the table, one point ahead of the Gunners in the race to secure a Champions League spot.

Arsenal are favourites to win the game at 29/20, with Liverpool on offer at 9/5. The draw is priced at 5/2.

The Reds are 4/6 to finish in the top fopur, with Arsenal available at 5/4, but keep an eye on Betfair Promo Code 2018 offers to take advantage of any price fluctuations as the season progresses.

Liverpool have numerous players missing for the trip to London, with Alberto Moreno, Marko Grujic, Joel Matip, Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Bogdan all ruled out of the game.

Daniel Sturridge is also doubtful with a hamstring problem, although it’s debatable whether he would have figured at the Emirates Stadium after being told he can leave the club in January.

Liverpool have won six and drawn three of their last nine league games, although just two of those have been against sides currently in the top ten.

Mohamed Salah has been Liverpool’s standout performer this season scoring 20 goals in 26 games in all competitions, so odds of 29/20 to score at any time on Friday looks a solid wager.

The last four meetings between these two teams have produced 21 goals and backing over 3.5 goals in the match at 5/4 could also pay dividends.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also has a few problems to contend with ahead of the game.

Olivier Giroud has been ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring problem, while Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla are also currently on the Gunners’ long-term injured list.

Alexis Sanchez will probably replace Giroud, but reports of a bust-up with teammates over his attitude is an unwanted distraction for Wenger.

Liverpool have lost just one of their last six meetings with Arsenal, including a 4-3 victory at the Emirates in the corresponding fixture last term. The visitors are 80/1 to repeat that scoreline on Friday.

However, aside from their victory over Arsenal during August, Liverpool haven’t beaten any of the top sides this season and face a difficult task against a team who have won 13 out of their last 14 games at home.

A point would set Liverpool up nicely for fixtures against Swansea City, Leicester City and Burnley over the Christmas and New Year period.

Odds of 5/2 for a draw looks an attractive bet, while correct score punters will be tempted by the 10/1 on offer for a 2-2 draw.

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