This Wednesday the 13th of January 2016 we also have Euro Soccer with the EPL (English Premier League) and the match-up brings us the Arsenal F.C. (1st in EPL) playing at Liverpool F.C. (8th in EPL) with game being played at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool and the kick-off is scheduled for 4 PM ET.
This is a big week for the Reds of Liverpool as they have several games in a spread of a few days starting with the Gunners of Arsenal, a team that has had very few losses in their visits to Anfield.
For those that Bet on Soccer at and online sportsbook the opening odds on this match-up have the Reds of Liverpool slight favorites at +135 while the Gunners of Arsenal are at +176 and the total at 2.5 and no early draw line.
If you’re a fan of the Reds of Liverpool who this season are with 8 wins 6 losses and 6 draws, then you know your team is trying to locate some consistency since they are with a new coach in J. Klopp. They are coming off 2 wins with a 1-0 win over Sunderland and a 1-0 win over Leicester, and then struggled and lost their next game 2-0 to West Ham in their ultimate EPL game. They struggled in that game as of their 23 shots in total they only had 2 they came close to the goal point.
One drawback for their new coach Klopp in this upcoming game is that his roster will be with his midfielder, the creative star P. Coutinho who will miss this game due to a injury to his hamstring that he suffered in a Capital 1 Cup game, and he is not expected to return until early February. Plus, 2 other strikers in D. Origi and D. Sturridge are also out presently with hamstring injuries. Also center backs in M. Skrtel and D. Loren who missed the last game due to injuries are not expected to play in this upcoming game, but their Captain J. Henderson and M. Sakho and K. Toure should recover from injury and play against Arsenal.
Yes the team has had its share of Injuries but their Coach’s ability to put together a roster using his remaining talent and a good plan for play in the game will give the Red as chance at winning this game at home against the EPL’s top team.
The fans of the Gunners of Arsenal who are leaders in the EPL with 13 wins 3 losses and 4 draws have played quite well in the last 6 weeks as in their ultimate 10 games they won 8 in all competitions, while in the EPL in their last 7 games they have win 5, and during that period their only loss was to Southampton.
That was fairly impressive considering that their stare forward A. Sanchez has been out since the beginning of December 2015. His substitute O. Giroud stepped in and has played well replacing Sanchez, as he managed in a four game series to score some 6 goals during December 2015.
Sanchez will not play in this game against Liverpool. However with players such as Giroud, M. Ozil and A. Ramsey the team has plenty of weapons to take on the injury struck Liverpool team and backline in this game. Also Manager Wenger in these big games has been successful beating Manchester U 3 to 0, then Manchester City 2 to 1 and had draw with Liverpool, then tied with Tottenham 1-1 and all of those games were on home turf.
The sports betting prediction if this important EPL game see the Gunners of Arsenal and the Reds of Liverpool play at tough game that ends in a 1 to 1 draw.