The 19th round of the English Premier League will be opened by an encounter between London Arsenal and Liverpool and the match can be called the central one in the round. Bookmakers have set the Gunners as slight favorites and one may agree with that in general, although one should note the Reds’ shape, who crushed Bournemouth in the away match of the previous match day in the EPL.
Arsenal had a mid-week match against West Ham in the League Cup and won with the score of 1:0. It is important to note, that Wenger put out the reserve squad to play in the match, therefore the encounter should not influence the upcoming game in any way. The confrontation with the Merseysiders has a great meaning for Arsenal, the victory Klopp’s side will give the Gunners an opportunity to break into top-four.
Liverpool are approaching the Christmas-New Year madness in England in a great sporting shape. Last round, at least, the Merseysiders easily defeated Bournemouth with a score of 4:0, although couldn’t defeat West Bromwich Albion and Everton prior to that. The Reds are one step higher, than Arsenal in the EPL table, i.e. the fourth position, Liverpool have 34 points in the asset, the gap to Chelsea, which are situated on the third is four points.
Arsenal play perfectly at their home ground: they lost only once in nine games, while Liverpool have noticeably weaker away. Arsenal require only a victory in the upcoming game, while even a draw will suffice for Liverpool.
Prediction for the match: Arsenal to with 0.0 Asian handicap