This FA Cup fifth round match comes just eight days after the 5-1 drubbing of Arsenal at Anfield by Liverpool, so the defeat will be fresh the memories of Arsene Wenger and his players, so they will be highly motivated to ensure they claim their revenge in front of their own fans this weekend. The big question is, will the change of venue and eight days of mulling over the mistakes made in front of The Kop be enough for Arsenal to move into the final eight sides in the FA Cup?
The Arsenal v Liverpool outright odds with GR88.com do not suggest that Arsenal will win this match, but they certainly see this game being close between these sides that sit in the top four of the Premier League. The odds are as follows.
Arsenal – 2.52
Draw – 3.20
Liverpool – 2.44
(All odds provided by GR88.com are accurate as of today and subject to change).
Although they suffered a massively demoralising defeat at Anfield just over a week ago, Arsene Wenger has described that match as poor all over the pitch and in every area of the gameplay. They will look to make things right in front of their own fans this Sunday and following a 2-0 win earlier in the season, as well as 2-0 and 4-0 wins over North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and League One Coventry City to reach this stage of the FA Cup, they will be confident. Their overall home record has seen ten wins and two draws since losing to Chelsea at the end of October. They have kept 11 clean sheets in this time, conceding just one goal, and they have no goals conceded in their last seven home games. Can they defend better than at Anfield last weekend?
Since beating Arsenal last weekend, Liverpool have already travelled to London once as they faced, and defeated with a last minute penalty, Fulham to extend their unbeaten run to nine matches after they were beaten away at Man City and Chelsea at the end of December. They have had an easy time of things in the FA Cup so far, beating Oldham and Bournemouth 2-0, but will they have enough confidence to win at The Emirates this weekend after their recent win and nine match unbeaten streak?
The GR88.com Arsenal v Liverpool outright odds say perhaps and the history between these two sides at The Emirates also gives us a maybe answer as there has been one home win, two draws and one away win the last four meetings between these teams in North London. I personally feel that this game could go finish in any of the home win, draw, away win options as Arsenal will surely not defend and play as badly as they did a week ago at Anfield and I see this game being much, much closer. However, both sides are capable of scoring goals and, as such, I feel that there will be a few goals scored this weekend and I am putting my money on there being 2/3 goals scored in this match just like in nine of the last 11 Arsenal v Liverpool matches.
Back 2/3 goals to be scored at The Emirates in this Arsenal v Liverpool FA Cup 5th Round clash @ 2.06 with GR88.com.