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Arsenal Slightly Favored Over Liverpool in Huge Match Sunday
Updated April 12, 2023
Liverpool vs Arsenal – 2022-23 Premier League campaign
When: Sunday, April 9th
League leaders Arsenal will be looking to snatch a vital three road points on Sunday when they head to Anfield for a gigantic clash with a struggling Liverpool side. The kick-off is scheduled for 11:30 AM ET. The Gunners are coming off a 4-1 thrashing of Leeds United last weekend and now sit eight points clear at the top of the table, although second-place Manchester City has a game in hand. As for the Reds, they settled for a scoreless draw with Chelsea Tuesday and haven’t captured a win in four matches and counting. Find the Liverpool vs Arsenal prediction below.
Despite a 29-point gap in the standings, there is really no clear favorite. Arsenal comes in at +140 at Bovada online sportsbook, while Liverpool sits at +175. A draw is priced at +270. It’s understandable why the Gunners aren’t favored by a lot here. After all, the Merseysiders were unbeaten in five against the North Londoners before a 3-2 defeat in the reverse fixture at the Emirates last October.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Preview
To say it’s been a miserable campaign for Liverpool would be an understatement. For a club that is typically fighting for the title, Jurgen Klopp’s men are flat out to even find a berth in next season’s Europa League competition. Following a brutal draw against Chelsea earlier in the week where the Reds could barely muster up any opportunities in the final third, they now sit in eighth place with 43 points from 28 games.
In fact, the Merseysiders also lost three straight games before taking a point at Stamford Bridge. Klopp’s future at Anfield looks very uncertain and if it wasn’t for his past success, the German would’ve likely been sacked already. On a more positive note, Liverpool tends to turn up when Arsenal is in town, capturing six consecutive home victories versus the Gunners. During that span, they’ve netted at least three goals per game. A seventh win against them would undoubtedly be welcomed. Needless to say, the Reds desperately need three points.
Arsenal is the epitome of greatness in 2022-23. Although Mikel Arteta’s men are already out of Europa, the EPL title is very much in sight. The Gunners own a stellar 23-3-3 record, netting 70 times in 29 outings and conceding just 27. In all areas, this squad is absolutely flourishing. Regarding league play, Arsenal is enjoying a seven-game unbeaten run. Their last loss was to Man City on the 15th of February.
Arteta’s group is making their opponents look foolish as of late too, beating both Crystal Palace and Leeds by 4-1 scorelines. Gabriel Jesus scored a brace against Leeds last weekend while Ben White and Granit Xhaka also found the back of the net. In Arsenal’s last three outings, the attack has scored 11 goals and the backline has conceded just once. The Gunners truly couldn’t be in better form for such a critical fixture. After all, the North London outfit tends to struggle at Anfield. They must bring their absolute best.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Prediction
While the hosts are in very poor shape in recent weeks, it’s hard to look past their record on home soil against Arsenal. That being said, I expect Liverpool to play spoiler and hand Arsenal a defeat here.