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P.J. Murray 16th Apr 2011 - 18:13

King Kenny to down the Gunners

Both these sides enter Sunday's clash with the expectation of getting three points and moving closer to their respective goals.

For Arsenal a win will up the pressure on Man United at the top of the table and keep their ever dwindling hopes of a first league title since 2004 alive. Liverpool are still chasing a European position and after their 3-0 demolition of Man City, fifth place isn't too far off.

At 3/4 the Gunners are the favourites to take the three points and extend what is now a 14 match unbeaten streak in the league. Liverpool are on the up, no question about that and despite his rather inauspicious start 'King Kenny' has revitalised what were a flagging team.  You can back the visitors at 9/2 to get the win in 90 minutes at The Emirates.

The sides met on the opening day of the season at Anfield and a 1-1 draw was the result with Pepe Reina gifting Arsenal the point with a calamitous error. A lot has changed since then, Arsenal have just come under new ownership and the players will be geared up to impress their new owner in the hope of lucrative contract renewals.

Liverpool have failed to win at Arsenal in 11 years, meaning they have yet to record a victory at the Emirates and to do so on Sunday would be massive in terms of league position and in also regaining their status as one of the big Premier League sides.

The Pool have scored in 14 successive games and with 9 goals this season Dirk Kuyt is the top scorer for the Reds. The Dutchman is 9/1 to score the first goal of the game and 10/3 to bag his 10th goal of the season anytime during the game.

Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez have developed a big man little man partnership ala Crouch and Defoe and both are identical in the betting at 15/2 each to score first or 9/4 to score anytime.

Robin Van Persie will make his 150th appearance for the Londoners and what better way to mark the occasion than with a goal, he is 9/2 to score first.

We have an enhanced Match Winner offer on this match, you can back Andy Carroll and Robin Van Persie both to score anytime at 8/1.

Much has been made of the goalkeeping problems at Arsenal but on paper their defence has been solid and have only conceded four times in their last 12 league games. They are 11/10 to keep a clean sheet against Liverpool and you can back them at 7/5 to win to nil.

For some value you can back Arsenal to start with a goal handicap at 9/5 while backing Liverpool minus a goal could reap massive reward at 11/1.

This game could be a goalfest with both sides all out for the win. Over 2.5 goals is 10/11 while you can be a bit more audacious and go for Over 3.5 goals at 15/5.

I find it very difficult to separate the sides given their recent form. Although the Arsenal defence has been solid of late I expect Liverpool to score and if I were to be backing anything in this match it would be the over 2.5 goals at 10/11.



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