Saturday’s evening kick-off in the Premier League features two teams with perfect starts this season. One, if not both, of these records will end here.
This fixture is usually one of the highlights of the Premier League calendar, because goals are guaranteed here. There have been a record of over 2.5 goals in each of the last six matches between Liverpool and Arsenal, at Anfield, in the Premier League.
Unfortunately, Liverpool have been doing most of the scoring. They have scored twenty-two goals in their last six home matches against Arsenal. The Reds have also conceded eight goals.
Arsenal are hoping to end a run of eight straight matches against Liverpool, home or away, without a victory. While Liverpool will be hoping to keep their thirty-nine-game unbeaten run at Anfield alive.
Liverpool have won each of their last three home matches against Arsenal, in the Premier League and have odds of 1/2.
Two of the last three matches between them have ended in stalemate and we are looking at Odds of 18/5 if you think both sides will come out of the game with their unbeaten starts intact.
Arsenal have won their last three matches in the Premier League while the Reds are undefeated in their last 39 home matches.
WHO WILL SCORE?
Liverpool have scored at least three goals in each of their last four home matches against Arsenal, in all competitions.
Roberto Firmino was the hat-trick hero for the Reds when they last faced Arsenal and has eight goals in as many appearances against Arsenal.
At Anfield, Bobby is with three goals and two assists in just four matches and gets a 5/1 to open the scoring on Saturday.
Mohamed Salah has also scored in every home appearance against Arsenal ; one goal for Chelsea and two goals and two assists for Liverpool.
The two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner has a 8/11 chance to score at any time in this match.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the joint recipient of the Premier League Golden Boot last season along with Liverpool’s Sadio Mané and Mo Salah.
However, he is yet to score against the Reds in his two appearances for the Gunners. Auba is a 13/2 to open the scoring, or 13/8 to score at any time.
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Match preview and Live streaming channels.
The top two teams in the Premier League face-off on Saturday. It is also the first match for each of them against one of the ‘big-six’ in the league this season.
They were the bottom two sides in this mini table back in 2017/18; Liverpool has two wins and ten points while Arsenal had just one win and six points.
Liverpool vs Arsenal team news.
Alisson Becker and Nathaniel Clyne remain side-lined for Liverpool due to calf and knee injuries respectively.
Naby Keita has been unavailable for the past two games due to a muscle strain.
Adrian recovered from his ankle injury to start against Southampton and has been struggling after being kicked on the ankle by a fan whilst celebrating Liverpool’s UEFA Super Cup win against Chelsea.
James Milner recovered from a knee complaint to start against Southampton. However, Fabinho looks set to replace him here after being rested after playing 120 minutes against Chelsea.
ARSENAL LINE UP
Rob Holding (Knee), Héctor Bellerín (Knee), Kieran Tierney (Hip) and Konstantinos Mavropanos (Groin) remain side-lined for Arsenal.
Mesut Özil is available for selection after he missed the match against Burnley due to illness. This came after missing the Newcastle win due to concerns for their safety after he was targeted in an attempted carjacking.
Granit Xhaka missed the Burnley match due to bruising to his back and will be available for selection. Joe Willock, Dani Ceballos and Mattéo Guendouzi have blended well together against Burnley last weekend, will this be the same or Unai will disrupt the trio.
Mohamed Elneny and Lucas Torreira haven’t featured much for Arsenal this season following their heavy involvement for their national teams in the summer.
Is Nicolas Pepe ready to start his first game for the Gunners?