Manchester United’s victory over Liverpool at Anfield before the international break made the Premier League top four picture look somewhat clearer giving the Old Trafford giants a five point lead over their rivals from just down the East Lancashire Road and betway responded by cutting United to just 3/10 to end up in the Champions League places.
Another defeat for Brendan Rodgers’s side, this time at Arsenal, could as good as put paid to their own hopes of sneaking into fourth, in turn anchoring the Gunners in situ and it’s the North London outfit that bookies plump for, William Hill installing them as 17/20 favourites to claim a crucial maximum haul.
The Reds head to the Emirates Stadium as BetVictor’s 10/3 underdogs and they’re 14/5 (Stan James) to just about stay in the hunt by grabbing a share of the spoils, just as they did on home soil in December’s reverse fixture but in-form Arsenal’s home record is bettered only by that of leaders Chelsea so they get the nod to make it seven wins on the in the spin in all competitions.
Arsene Wenger’s charges look decent value at 8/1 with bet365 to follow United’s lead by seeing off Liverpool 2-1, any Gunners success by one comes in at a healthy 3/1 (BetVictor) and Olivier Giroud, who has struck four times in three outings, is the stand out first scorer option at 4/1 courtesy of Winner.com.
Arsenal to beat Liverpool by one – 3/1 (BetVictor)