What a festive period it has been for Liverpool.
Two Man City defeats in the space of five days means that they have now have a seven-point advantage over Pep Guardiola’s side, and with a patchy Arsenal outfit visiting Anfield on Saturday, it’s difficult to see anything other than three more Liverpool points.
The Reds are 1/2 to beat the Gunners on Saturday, which you’ve got to say is a fair price when you consider Arsenal’s stutters and stumbles in December. Unai Emery’s side have won just twice in the final month of the calendar year, and have only kept one clean sheet in their last dozen games. To make matters worse, the Londoners have kept just one clean sheet away from home in the Premier League in the whole of 2018 – and that was against bottom of the table Huddersfield Town.
Can Liverpool take advantage? Their goal hauls so far this season suggest so. The Scousers have won eight of their nine Premier League games at home, and have bagged seven goals in their last two Anfield victories. Fancy them for another rout against the slow-starting Gunners? The home side are 6/4 with William Hill to bag over 2.5 goals, which would be the fourth straight home game against Arsenal in which they’ve managed that feat.
It’s hard to completely discount this Arsenal side from finding a goal or two of their own, though, considering their firepower. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are one of the best front twos in the division, and in Aubameyang, they have a man bang in form. The Gabon international has three goals in two games, and will have chances when coming up against Dejan Lovren in the Liverpool defence. Over 3.5 goals in this one is 11/8 with Betfair.
With Arsenal wobbling and Liverpool going from strength to strength, it’s time to cash in on an Anfield blitz that would follow the form book. Liverpool to win on the -1.25 Asian Handicap market looks like a steal at 11/10 with BetVictor, and the double result of Liverpool to be winning at both half-time and full-time (Arsenal have only led once at half-time all season) looks decent too at 13/10 with Coral.
Premier League Treble: £20 on Leicester (to beat Cardiff), Watford (Newcastle) and Chelsea (Crystal Palace) returns £93 with William Hill.
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