Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Sparkles will be flying when Liverpool and Arsenal lock horns in the Premier League derby on Saturday afternoon. The Reds failed to turn their dominance into goals in a draw with Manchester United and they face yet another difficult task against Mikel Arteta’s troops. All Stefan Bajcetic, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Alexis Mac Allister, and Diogo Jota are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Gunners, on the other hand, produced a fine performance in a 2-0 win over Brighton. Arsenal are determined to retain to position in the standings, but beating Liverpool at Anfield is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, both teams to score betting option should be considered as the two sides played out a 2-2 draw in their last meeting at the venue. Mikel Arteta can’t count on Jorginho, Mohamed Elneny, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Fabio Vieira, Thomas Partey, and Jurrien Timber for Saturday’s encounter.
Highlighted Player (Mohamed Salah):
Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best African players. Salah began his senior career at El Mokawloon, scoring 11 goals in 41 league appearances for the club and in 2012 he moved to Europe, signing a four-year deal with Swiss side Basel.
The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a striker as well was producing outstanding displays for the RotBlau from 2012 to 2014 and, as a result, Chelsea chiefs decided to sign him on 26 January, 2015 for a fee of £11 million. Mohamed Salah, though, failed to impress in the Premier league and one year later he was sent on loan to Fiorentina.
After making 16 league appearances for the Viola in the Serie A, the left-footed winger signed a loan deal with Roma on 6 August, 2015. The Romans made the contract permanent on 3 August, 2016. Speaking of his international career, Salah made his Egypt debut on 3 September, 2011 in a 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone. It has to be noted that he was named Roma’s player of the season (2015/2016).
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.