Arsenal vs. Liverpool – English Premier League, April 3
Thanks to some poor form from both teams this season, this game has taken on huge importance. It could have big ramifications as Arsenal and Liverpool attempt to qualify for Europe this year.
Liverpool’s decline has been alarming – and Jurgen Klopp may even feel that his side should concentrate on the Champions League this season as EPL results have not been good enough.
Arsenal vs. Liverpool Odds
Liverpool is still the slight favorite with to win this game at the Emirates on Saturday, but the prices for the three outcomes are very close.
The champions’ form has been woeful since the start of the year – and an improving Arsenal could well give Liverpool a good game this weekend.
Asessing the Teams
After dropping as low as 15th in the table earlier in the season, Arsenal will now do very well to qualify for the brand new Europa Conference League this year. But there is no doubt that there is renewed confidence in north London, as the Gunners have come on in leaps and bounds in recent months.
Martin Odegaard’s performances have been instrumental in that turnaround – and Mikel Arteta should be doing all he can to convince the Norwegian international to sign for the club from Real Madrid permanently in the summer. Since his arrival, he has driven the side to success and will be the main problem for Liverpool to deal with this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp will, once again, be without a whole host of his best players as he tries to put out a team that can somehow claw back into the running for a Champions League place.
Even with all the absentees, Liverpool has been able to welcome back Diogo Jota in recent games, though – and he scored the winner against his former club Wolves just before the international break.
He also scored against both Serbia and Luxembourg for his country in the last week and could be relied upon by Klopp to revitalize the rest of the Liverpool side here.
Arsenal vs. Liverpool Prediction and Pick
Liverpool really needs to improve in the last nine games of the season if it is to qualify for Europe at all. The fall from grace has been remarkable – and not entirely due to the club’s extensive injury crisis.
If Arsenal can continue its vast improvement before the international break, this one could end up with the honors shared.