Both Arsenal and Liverpool are in desperate need of a win. This will leave at least one club disappointed at the end of their battle on Wednesday.
These two historic clubs are currently in sixth and seventh place respectively in the English Premier League. This puts them on the outside looking of not only next year's Champions League, but the Europa League as well.
While a draw would not be devastating, getting three points for a victory would certainly be much more ideal.
Make sure you do not miss a second of this match as these two sides put it all on the line.
Where: Emirates Stadium, London, England
When: Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 2.45 p.m. ET
Watch: FOX Soccer
Due to the fact that FOX Soccer channel is carrying the game for all U.S. television audiences, there is no legal way to watch the game online. However, FOX Soccer 2 Go will show the match in its entirety online starting at 11:59 p.m. ET on demand.
This will be perfect for those that miss the match live or simply want to relive the experience.
The big story in this match for Liverpool is if the team can keep up its recent stretch of great offensive play. In the last eight league matches, the squad has scored at least three goals in five of them.
Before falling to Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup, the club was able to defeat a solid Norwich City team by a score of 5-0.
This will certainly help the goal differential if it comes up in the future.
Meanwhile, Arsenal also had a big win of its own. It defeated West Ham United 5-1 a week ago.
Unfortunately, neither side has been as strong against the top competition in the league. Arsenal was unable to make up ground with losses to Chelsea and Manchester City, while Liverpool suffered a defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
Still, the top players on each side have to keep the confidence from the previous league match and carry it over into this important battle.
Arsenal was able to win 2-0 when these clubs faced each other in September, but it will almost certainly be closer this time around.
Prediction: Arsenal 2, Liverpool 1
So far this year, mistakes have been the biggest story for each club. They both have talent, but they have been unable to keep good squads off the scoreboard due to mental errors.
However, Arsenal is much stronger offensively at home (30 of 46 goals have been at Emirates Stadium) and that alone should give the opponent some trouble.
It will come down to the very end, but the home side should come out on top.
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