Arsenal Has Slight Edge To Win in Friday Night Match

Published on December 22nd, 2017 12:54 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
Arsenal FC right winger, Alexis Sanchez, in action for his club.  Wearing home red and white kit.  The year is 2017. The final Friday night English Premier League match before Christmas will see Arsenal play host to Liverpool in a crucial English Premier League clash.

As of this moment, Liverpool sits in 4th place in the table with a total of 34 points, while Arsenal trails slightly behind with 33 points. Both teams are chasing Manchester United and Chelsea, who have 41 and 38 points respectively.

Given the position of both teams in the table, this is obviously a crucial clash when it comes to claiming a Champions League spot.

Arsenal has been particularly good at home so far this season, notching a total of 24 points in 9 games. The club has averaged a total of 2.67 goals per game in front of their home fans, which is nearly a goal a game more than their average for the season.

Liverpool, on the other hand, has been very respectable on the road, compiling a total of 17 points in 9 games, which is the third best road total in the league.

Liverpool is in the midst of a long unbeaten streak in the English Premier League, while Arsenal has lost just 1 of their last 7 matches.

Arsenal has scored 31 goals so far this season, though 22 of those have come in front of their home fans. Liverpool, on the other hand, has notched 38 goals, with 20 of those being scored on the road.


Here are the odds for Friday night's game:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: December 21st, 2017 11:58 pm GMT
Odds Subject to Change

Arsenal, 2.5
Liverpool, 2.87
Draw, 3.60

Here are the top 5 likeliest outcomes of Friday's game:

Draw 1-1, 7.50
Arsenal 2-1, 11.00
Liverpool 2-1, 12.00
Draw 2-2, 11.00
Arsenal 1-0, 15.00

Liverpool new addition, Sadio Mane, in action during pre-season tournament.

Both teams obviously want a return trip to Champions League next season, so this game is of vital importance for both clubs.

Arsenal has the slight advantage as they are the home team, though Liverpool has been playing some tremendous football as of late.

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