Having mauled Arsenal 5-1 in the Premier League battle at Anfield last weekend, Liverpool perhaps have a slight psychological edge as they renew hostilities with the Gunners, this time in an FA Cup fifth round tie at the Emirates Stadium.
Nevertheless, as Arsene Wenger’s troops enjoy home advantage, they were still considered favourites earlier in the week but midweek results seemingly changed all that, with the Reds now all the rage amongst punters having been backed into 17/10 at William Hill.
The hosts, for their part, are out to 9/5 with bet365 but many firms can’t separate the teams and that’s understandable as arguably the best bet in North London is BetVictor’s 13/5 for the duo to play out an entertaining stalemate.
The Gunners will still be a touch cagey following their hammering a week ago while Brendan Rodgers’s side have fewer other commitments so will be less worried about a replay and those two factors are set to ensure there’s no winner.
Ambitious punters can tackle Stan James’s 11/1, marked against a 2-2 scoreline, as Arsenal’s defence was penetrated easily on Merseyside but they still possess an attacking threat. There’s also Skybet’s 7/4 about the fixture producing four or more goals and BetVictor quote a generous 10/3 for a score draw.
In attack finally, there are plenty of first scorer candidates but Daniel Sturridge’s form is hard to ignore and the Liverpool front man stands out at 2/1 (Stan James) to notch at any time.