By: Fasika Zelealem
Liverpool Odds Against Arsenal for July 15th
Having drawn 1-1 with Burnley in their last match, Liverpool now has to win their last three games to break the Premier League points record (100) set by Manchester City in their title-winning season of 2017/18.
Liverpool failed to become the first team since Sunderland in the 1891/92 season to win all their home games in a season. While their run of 24 consecutive home wins has come to an end, there are still several records in play that Liverpool could break.
Aside from the points record, Liverpool can break the win record (32 in a season set by Manchester City in 2017/18), if they win their last three games as well as winning the league by the biggest margin (19 points set by Manchester City in 2017/18).
The first step to breaking those records is a tough one as Liverpool travel to Arsenal on Wednesday evening. Arsenal is coming off a disappointing loss in the North London derby as they fell 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur in a defeat that all but ended Arsenal’s already slim chances of UEFA Champions League qualification.
Despite going ahead with Alexandre Lacazette firing a screamer from outside the box, just three minutes later miscommunication between Sead Kolasinac and David Luiz allowed Tottenham’s Son Heung-min to finish past Emiliano Martinez.
With just 10 minutes left in the game, Toby Alderweireld connected with Son’s corner to head past Martinez to make it 2-1 to Tottenham to ensure they stayed unbeaten this season against Arsenal.
Liverpool Odds to Take Down the Gunners
The Gunners now sit ninth after being overtaken by Tottenham and are five points off qualification for the Europa League. However, if you ask most Arsenal fans, they would probably prefer a season out of the Europa League to focus on the Premier League rather than Thursday night trips across Europe.
Arsenal’s last win against Liverpool came in 2015 and have been on a pretty poor run against the Merseyside club since then. In the seven league games they’ve played since then, Liverpool won have five and drawn twice. The reverse fixture back in August was a 3-1 win for Liverpool and the two clubs met again in the fourth round of the EFL Cup which Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties after the game ended 5-5 in regular time.
Sportsbooks odds on a Liverpool win open at -118. Arsenal’s odds of getting back to winning ways open at +275. Odds on a draw between the clubs open at +280.
How Will Liverpool Fare Against Arsenal?
While Liverpool does possess an impressive recent record against Arsenal, the North London club has always put up a good fight and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gave his thoughts on the clash against Arsenal.
Previewing Wednesday’s clash, the boss told Liverpoolfc.com: “It will be different, but we will have a bit more space [preparation time], which is good.
“We have one more day. The last seven days now were really incredible, three games in pretty much a week is unbelievable in that moment.
“But it is how it is and now we have one day more and then hopefully we can completely recover.
“We will and then we go again against Arsenal, which will be an interesting one.”