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Reds to win goal fest at the Emirates

Reds to win goal fest at the Emirates

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The busy festive period throws up some Friday action as Arsenal welcome Liverpool to the Emirates and it could be a Christmas cracker.

Cliches aside, this is a game that always seems to throw up goals and could be a really entertaining encounter.

The Gunners rested many of their stars for Tuesday’s EFL Cup win over West Ham and will feel they have a point to prove following a fairly underwhelming campaign, currently sitting fifth.

It has again been games against their biggest rivals that have caused Arsene Wenger issues and August’s 4-0 defeat at Anfield launched fresh calls for him to go.

Despite winning 13 of their last 14 at home in the league, Wenger’s side have not won this fixture in the last two seasons but with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil finding their form in recent weeks, a home win at 6/4 seems decent.

For Liverpool, well they can’t stop scoring at the moment and were brilliant in last weekend’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth.

They are now 12 games without defeat in all competitions and clearly enjoy playing against Arsenal, with the Gunners’ possession-based style almost playing into their counter-attacking plans.

A fourth straight win against the North Londoners is a very tempting 9/5, while the draw is 51/20.

Their star this season has been Mohamed Salah, a man who has proved his doubters wrong by netting 20 times already since signing for the club.

He has also fired Egypt to the World Cup and is 7/4 to net either first or last at the Emirates.

With so much talent on show, this is a game that can go either way but one thing that is likely is goals, goals and more goals.

Barring a 0-0 in 2015, there have been four goals or more on the last seven occasions these sides have met.

Over 3.5 goals again is 13/10, while more positive punters may spy the 59/20 for over 4.5.

Games on Friday nights are always tough to call but they have generally been entertaining affairs since the Premier League introduced them last season.

This could be a classic and with the differing form and shape of the sides, an away win with both to score at 29/10 could well give Jurgen Klopp’s men some Christmas cheer.

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