The world and his friend have been racing to back Liverpool this week and the odds have tumbled. The hosts only have the EPL title to play for now and will be fully focused on getting the three points, but Arsenal, despite a miserable injury list, are not the type of team to just lie down, least of all in a big 4 match up, so I am going to approach this from another angle.
Since Rafa has thrown the shackles off early goals have been a focus of Liverpool's games, with their last seven starts producing 14 first half goals, nine going in the opening 30 minutes.
Arsenal's recent starts have also produced early fireworks, their last twelve matches have seen nine goals in the opening 18 minutes and with a draw having little real use to either team, although the Gunners would probably accept that and no further injuries, we can expect another thrilling opening . I will take "over" the first half goals and hope for a repeat of the reverse meeting, when they went in 1-1 at the break.
5.5 points "over" 1 goal 2.25 asian line.