Arsenal vs Liverpool Predictions, Picks & Odds 7/15/20
The English Premier League draws close to the end of the season, and places for next year’s European competitions are up for grabs. Arsenal welcome EPL champions, Liverpool, up next as they attempt to sneak through the race to compete in either the UEFA Champions League or the Europa League.
The Gunners haven’t had a good run of late, and former player and now coach Mikel Arteta has to come up with the answers. He has a depleted squad with players injured, and it has shown in recent games. Last time out, they lost to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspurs in a London derby thanks to a late goal by Toby Aldeveireld.
Having once led the league by a 25-point difference, it’s easy to see why people would say Liverpool have lost their form somewhat. They recently drew a home game against Burnley which derails their form to three wins in the last five games. They will be up for the fight Wednesday night when they travel to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Predictions
Despite winning the league already, Liverpool has lots to play for. They are in line to reach over a 100 points in a season, a feat only a few clubs have managed. Additionally, Anfield coach Jürgen Klopp has been rotating his troops, giving rest to his stars in anticipation of the big games.
Here are some of the key areas that will determine the Arsenal vs Liverpool matchup:
- Liverpool has had the better head-to-head results against Arsenal and will require the same effort to defeat the Gunners in their own backyard. A player that will be marking the event with a huge milestone is Mo Salah, making his 150th appearance in the Premier League.
- The only missing players that Klopp will have to do without is James Milner, Jordan Henderson, or Joel Matip.
- Arsenal has an even longer injury list, most notably playmaker Mesut Ozil. The star has had issues with his back, and the testing intensity of playing against a formidable Liverpool side might be too much for his return.
- For goal, Arsenal will rely on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has had to rescue the Londoners a lot this season. The striker has scored 19 goals in the league this 2019/20 season and leads the team in all competitions.
Arguably the pick of the night, Arsenal vs Liverpool should provide a great opportunity for fans and bettors alike. In almost every position on the field, Liverpool has a better player compared to Arsenal. The desire to break the record of the most points acquired in a calendar season for the club will prove a bigger determinant than the joys of playing in the European competition for the Arsenal side.
Arsenal hasn’t shown enough quality this season to compete against the teams vying for Champions League position and will be lucky to qualify for a place in the Europa League. They are currently 9th place and a loss will further extinguish their dim-lit hope of playing in the continental competition.
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