Flailing in 11th place, just a few points away from the likes of Stoke and Aston Villa, Liverpool have endured their worst start to a season in 50 years; with the visit of Arsenal coming at the worst possible time for Brendan Rodgers’ side. Unable to buy a goal, and with a terribly shaky backline; the Reds are out of the Champions League, and with just two wins in their last eight EPL fixtures.
The 3-0 defeat to Manchester United last weekend showed just how far last season’s runners up have fallen; A midweek cup win has barely quelled the critics but if Liverpool don’t beat Arsenal this weekend, there will be mutiny in the stands.
Liverpool meet an Arsenal side who are experiencing an inconsistent run of form. The North London club has won three of their last six league matches but have lost the other three. Arsenal are currently a whopping 13 points behind leaders Chelsea. However, the stats for each of the two sides over the first 16 games of the season weigh in Arsenal’s favour.
Arsenal excel further with more chances created, shots, accuracy and goals scored. Defensively, Arsenal have conceded three fewer goals than Liverpool.
Last season the sides met three times with Arsenal winning the league and FA Cup meetings at The Emirate’s Stadium and Liverpool coming out on top at Anfield 5-1.
This season Arsenal seem to be the better team on paper but this is Liverpool, at Anfield, hurting and desperate to make a point.
Who would you pick to make the standout performances for their respective teams at Anfield this weekend? And would be willing to put money on it?
Fantasy Football with MondoGoal – play the £1,000 prize league
Watching football will never be the same thanks to Mondogoal.com. Every week people are competing in their new one-day and one-week fantasy football contests with thousands of pounds being won.
This week they have a single contest, lasting just this weekend’s matches, and will pay out a £1000 prize pot. You don’t even have to come in first to win money. It costs just £5 to play and anyone who finishes in the top 50 will win cash. With only 220 total entries allowed you’ve got a great chance to win, especially since you can enter more than once if you like.
Even if the league doesn’t fill up, Mondogoal will still pay out the entire £1000 pot. Last week, over £3000 was handed out to fantasy football managers from around the world and they even have some free contests that award cash prizes.
Try it with us this weekend and have some extra spending money to get you through the holiday season. Oh, and here are some suggestions to help you pick your fantasy football team for this weekend!