Archive for October 21st, 2016

Match Preview : Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Liverpool were disappointed to come away with just a point at home to Manchester United last time out and Jurgen Klopp will expect a response from his players at home to West Brom on Saturday. Nevertheless, the point shared means Liverpool are still unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions.

However, this isn’t the home banker many expect. Tony Pulis is actually unbeaten in his last eight matches against Liverpool, but the loss of Jonny Evans in this fixture could prove definitive in their attempts to prolong that record.

West Brom have drawn each of their last three matches 1-1 and have only lost two league matches in eight this season. Four of the last five meetings in this fixture have finished in a draw and it will require a good performance from Liverpool to ensure they end that streak.

Team News

Liverpool – Georginio Wijnaldum has returned to full training after missing the 0-0 draw against Manchester United on Monday with a hamstring injury.

Adam Lallana is also in better shape having been forced to start that match from the bench and both should come into contention to start this weekend.


Match Preview : Arsenal vs Middlesbrough

Friday, October 21st, 2016

A 6-0 thumping of Ludogorets on Wednesday night means Arsenal have now won their last seven competitive outings and are unbeaten in their last 11. They will be confident of extending that run against a lacklustre Middlesbrough side this weekend.

Boro have now failed to win their last six league fixtures, losing four. They have, however, lost only one of their four away league games.

Arsenal, though, come into the tie as favourites and should land a routine win.

Team News

Arsenal – Granit Xhaka is suspended for the Gunners, with Francis Coquelin expected to start alongside Santi Cazorla. Naija and Bet

Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck and Chuba Akpom are all sidelined here.

This game is likely to come too soon for Carl Jenkinson and Aaron Ramsey, who are both closing in on a return to fitness.

Middlesbrough – Grant Lead bitter is ruled out for Middlesbrough ahead of their trip to the Emirates.

James Husband and Fabio are both doubts and will be assessed closer to kick off.

Calum Chambers is ineligible to face his parent club, with Daniel Ayala in line to feature, while Adama Traore could start.

Match Facts

Arsenal  have won their last 6 Premier League matches.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 5 Premier League home games.

Arsenal  have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 home matches against Middlesbrough in all competitions.

Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 home matches Premier League.

Arsenal are undefeated in their last 7 home matches against Middlesbrough in all competitions.

Middlesbrough have failed to win their last 6 matches in Premier League.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Arsenal has 1.25 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Middlesbrough has 11.32 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 5.63.