Arsenal and Liverpool will meet on the Emirates on Sunday in essentially the most high-profile encounter of the FA Cup third spherical.
Arsenal suffered a second consecutive defeat within the Premier League final weekend. Because of targets from Raul Jimenez and Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Fulham got here from behind to beat the Gunners 2-1 at Craven Cottage.
It was one other lackluster attacking show from Arsenal and issues are beginning to look a bit of worrying for Mikel Arteta’s facet. His males have been effectively overwhelmed by the Cottagers and the loss noticed them drop to fourth within the Premier League.
With only one win of their final six video games, the Gunners will likely be determined to search out inspiration and get their marketing campaign again on observe. A win in opposition to in-form Liverpool within the FA Cup subsequent Sunday might give them that.
However it will not be straightforward. Liverpool have been at their most exuberant within the second half of the 4-2 win over Newcastle United final weekend.
The floodgates opened 4 minutes into the second half and though Newcastle managed to attain two targets in response to Liverpool’s 4, they hardly seemed like they might get something out of the sport.
Liverpool registered 34 photographs, 15 of which have been on the right track. Eddie Howe’s males produced 5 meek photographs, solely three of which examined Alisson Becker in purpose.
Mohamed Salah bagged a brace, whereas Curtis Jons and Cody Gakpo have been additionally on the scoresheet for Jurgen Klopp’s males. Liverpool is not going to have fond recollections of dealing with Arsenal within the FA Cup within the current previous, having misplaced in every of their final three conferences with the Gunners within the competitors.
Nonetheless, the Premier League leaders will greater than like their possibilities right here given how effectively they’ve performed of late. However the absence of key gamers equivalent to Mohamed Salah and Wataru Endo, each of whom will likely be absent as a consequence of their nationwide group commitments, might be an enormous blow to the Reds.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Head-to-Head and key figures
- Since beating Cardiff within the 2001 remaining, Liverpool have misplaced their final three FA Cup conferences with Arsenal.
- Solely Manchester United (ten) has knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup extra occasions than Arsenal (eight).
- Arsenal have been overwhelmed simply 3 times of their final 49 dwelling FA Cup video games.
- Liverpool have been knocked out of the FA Cup within the third spherical in simply one of many previous twelve seasons.
- Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus has been concerned in 16 targets in 20 FA Cup appearances. He scored ten targets and offered six assists.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Prediction
Within the absence of Salah and Endo, Liverpool will not be practically as threatening within the remaining third as they’ve been of late.
Arsenal have seemed toothless in assault of late, however after back-to-back defeats the Gunners will likely be determined for a response in entrance of their dwelling assist. Arsenal would possibly be capable to knock Liverpool out on Sunday.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool
Betting suggestions for Arsenal vs Liverpool
Tip 1: Consequence – Arsenal wins
Tip 2: Recreation with greater than 2.5 targets – Sure
Tip 3: Each groups rating – Sure