Roll up roll up! The festive football kicks off with a cracker on Friday night as Arsenal entertain Liverpool at the Emirates as the race for a top four finish heats up as we bring you our selections on the game.
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So, lets get stuck in! Whose with us?
- For quick reference our bet is Liverpool to score in both halves and to have 2.5 corners or more in each half at 14/1. You can add automatically to the slip here.
Just a point separates Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in fourth and Arsenal in fifth with almost half of the season gone. Man City are storming away with the league, which means, ultimately, five teams are fighting it out for three Champions League spots. And that’s not even counting sixth place Burnley who are having a blinder so far this season.
While a fourth placed finish will not be achieved in December Friday’s clash bares huge importance for both sides as the festive fixtures look to come thick and fast. Momentum is key and losing ground on their rivals is not an option so both sides will be looking to take maximum points under the Emirates lights.
Arsenal head into the game having won just one of their last four league outings, but victory over Liverpool would see them leapfrog Klopp’s side. At home Wenger’s side have been solid this season, only Manchester United have left the Emirates with all three points in the league.
Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his side can replicate their convincing 4-0 victory the last time the two sides met earlier in the season, but Liverpool had home advantage that day and will be against a more resilient Arsenal on Friday.
For those interested, Liverpool are 110/1 to win by the same scoreline on Friday, worth a quid or two?
Mo Salah has shown no sign of letting on the goal scoring front and continues to lead the way in the hunt for the Golden Boot. The King Of Egypt is 11/2 to score first and 13/8 to score anytime, both decent value.
For me this is a game there is one bet which stands out – Paddy Power go Liverpool to score in both halves and to have 2.5 corners or more in each half at a whopping 14/1.
Considering Liverpool have smashed a massive 16 goals in their last four Premier League away trips this has plenty of appeal and the 14/1 simply cannot be passed up. Also the bet doesn’t involve who wins just the Liverpool goals and corners.
Using our risk free £20 free the bet returns £300 if it comes in – or we get our money back in cash if it loses.
Those wanting a more straight forward punt can back the over 3.5 goals at 11/8. Both sides are dodgy at the back and, on their day, both sides can be electric in attack, so surely it’s a game that will produce plenty of goal mouth action.
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