STAR PREVIEW Sat: Liverpool v Arsenal

Liverpool’s games this season have been action packed and neutrals could be in for more entertainment as they face Arsenal at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side lost their 25-match unbeaten run after falling to a 3-2 defeat at West Ham just before the international break, when Alisson had a very below par game, being directly at fault for the opener, weak for the second, and badly positioned for the third – for all that West Ham were a constant threat on the counter who thoroughly deserved their victory.

Despite being below par, they still scored twice thanks to a brilliant Trent Alexander-Arnold free kick and an excellent Divock Origi goal, meaning that they’ve scored at least twice in every single game (all competitions) since a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at the end of August.

Liverpool v Arsenal
17:30 Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event HD / Sky Sports Premier League HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
APR 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool
OCT 2020 EFL CUP Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal
SEP 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal
AUG 2020 COMMUNITY SHIELD Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool
JUL 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool
OCT 2019 EFL CUP Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal
AUG 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal
DEC 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal
NOV 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool
DEC 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool

Arsenal suffered a dire start to the season, but since a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City they’ve been unbeaten in 12 games, with four straight wins before the international break (three in the Premier League) taking them to fifth in the table.

There was controversy over their 1-0 win against Watford – Arsenal chose not to return possession from a throw-in after Watford had put the ball out of play due to an injury – but the Gunners were deserving winners. Bukayo Saka would have scored early but his strike was overturned by VAR for offside, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty was saved brilliantly by the excellent Ben Foster before half-time, and Arsenal won the shot count 14-7 and the shots on target count 6-1.

Facing Liverpool will be a serious step up – Arsenal’s last four wins have come against teams currently in 12th, 16th and 17th whilst they faced an out of sorts Leeds side in the EFL Cup – but Mikel Arteta’s side should head to Anfield with plenty of confidence due to those wins, especially as Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe are having excellent seasons.

Odds of 40/85 for Liverpool are understandable, but they don’t make a huge amount of appeal on their own in the match outright, especially as Jurgen Klopp’s men have nine first teamers struggling with injuries, although a few are set to return.

Goals look the way to go here. Liverpool have scored in every game this season – and they’ve scored twice at least in their last 14 games – whilst Arsenal have scored in their last five. For a big price option, Both teams to score in both halves – which landed against West Ham – could be worth a shot at 8/1, and a couple of big priced correct score options could be worth having onside.


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