Arsenal face a tough trip to Anfield this weekend, and are rated 3.8 chances with Betfred and Boylesports to beat Liverpool.
The Gunners bounced back to form last weekend when coming from two nil down to thrash Spurs 5-2, and it’s vital that they build on that performance.
Three points are vital in their challenge for a Champions League spot, as they trails both Chelsea and Spurs at present.
However they will need to be at their best to beat Kenny Dalglish’s side who are unbeaten on their own patch and beginning to get up a head of steam.
They were not at their best when beating Cardiff in the carling Cup to secure their first silverware for six years, but have refused to lie down against their major rivals this season.
But having said that they have also failed to beat some mediocre opponents at home, and if the real Arsenal turns up they have every chance of victory.
The problem for Arsene Wenger is that the side has been hit badly by injuries, and they have lost four of their nine last matches.
Those defeats included a horrific 4-0 mauling at the hands of AC Milan in the Champions League which have put Wenger under pressure.
But he is certainly not a man to lie down, and is sure to have drilled into his players the importance of this match.
As far as the stats are concerned there is also every reason to believe that Arsenal can come away with a share of the spoils at the very least.
Sic of the last 9 matches between the two sides have ended as draws, and on paper there is very little to choose between them.
It is all likely to come down to which Arsenal turns up on Merseyside, and I am hoping it will be the very, very good rather than the very, very bad we witnessed against AC Milan.
As far as the first goalscorer market, it’s that man Robin van Persie that once again heads the betting.
The Dutchman is a top priced 6.5 with bet365, and although far from an original pick that does look a bit of value as he is by far the most likely to unlock the Liverpool defence and break the deadlock.
The other bet that makes some appeal is over 2.5 goals at 1.91 with Boylesports, as both sides like to attack but are suspect at the back.
Arsenal have themselves managed to keep only three clean sheets in the last 20 PL away games, and that suggest that they could well need to net twice or more to win.