Our prediction for this Premier League match:
There will be fireworks when Arsenal and Liverpool face each other at Emirates Stadium in the Premier League derby. The Gunners did well to beat Leicester City 2-0 at the weekend, with the team moving one step closer to booking their place in the Champions League. Mikel Arteta’s men are on a five-game winning run, but beating the title-chasing Reds is easier said than done. Takehiro Tomiyasu is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off, but there are no other injury worries in the home team.
Jurgen Klopp’s men, on the other hand, head into the postponed fixture following a 2-0 win over Brighton. Since both sides have been impressive at the back of late, we believe that under 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. January signing Luis Diaz, who scored the opener against Brighton, should keep his place in the starting XI, while there are no fresh injury worries in the away side.
Highlighted Player (Alexandre Lacazette):
Alexandre Lacazette is a hometown boy of Lyon, a powerful striker who went through the youth ranks of the French side to become one of the most important players for Les Gones. The 25-year-old forward was also a member of all France national team selections becoming a European champion at the age of 19 by scoring the winner in the final against Spain.
This goal gave him a reputation of a big game player, one he went on to uphold on various occasions at his club. Lacazette is a hard working forward an accomplished finisher of the ball able to score from different positions. The most prolific striker in his side and among the top ones in the Ligue 1, Alexandre Lacazette scored more than 20 league goals last two seasons on a trot.
Constantly linked with a move away from Lyon, Alexandre Lacazette refuses to speak about anything other than his football and is leaving all the talk to the football pitch.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title.
Liverpool won one of their last Champions League trophy's in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched six European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.