Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports that today’s Premier League clash between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium will end in a draw.
The former Liverpool midfielder has predicted the clash to end in a 1-1 draw and Reds’ 22-year-old playmaker Philippe Coutinho to score the first goal.
“It is hard to pick a winner, that’s why I am going to go for a draw,” the 41-year-old told Sky Sports.
“It is not a case of sitting on the fence here because it is my old team, but Liverpool still have enough pace in their side to upset anybody, and the likes of Coutinho have been in brilliant form and can cause Arsenal problems.
“That’s why I am going to go for a 1-1 draw, even though Liverpool are missing some key players. I am going to go for Coutinho to score the first goal.”
Could Jamie Redknapp’s prediction come true?
Today’s game in North London is very hard to call, and Redknapp’s prediction about the scoreline could well come true.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool are fighting for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, and the match at the Emirates promises to be hugely competitive.
Arsenal, though, should be considered favourites due to their great run of form and home advantage.
Arsene Wenger’s side have looked defensively strong as well, and Liverpool will have their work cut out with both Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel suspended.
Brendan Rodgers’s side can still pick up a point, but they cannot afford to go behind. If Arsenal get the first goal, then they are likely to win the contest.