The primary of two conferences between Liverpool and Arsenal within the house of 4 days takes place within the Premier League on Monday night time when the Gunners make the journey to Anfield, and we will name this the battle of the undefeated.
The title is becoming as a result of none of those sides is but to lose a match because the begin of the 2020/21 season, with Liverpool profitable over Leeds United within the opener earlier than thrashing a 10-men Chelsea, and Arsenal thrashing Fulham earlier than hanging on for a 2-1 win over native rivals West Ham.
🏟 Match context
All focus is on Arsenal this week in two intriguing battles which is able to pit the depth of every squad in opposition to each other with topflight motion previous League Cup duties.
The Reds head into the primary assembly off the again of a 7-2 demolition of Lincoln and a convincing 2-Zero victory at Chelsea, with momentum now again in Liverpool’s favor.
Anfield will play host with a 61-game unbeaten streak within the league on the road, in opposition to a facet Klopp’s males have did not surpass of their earlier two conferences.
In the event you really feel as if Arsenal have change into a mainstay in Liverpool’s fixture checklist then you definitely wouldn’t precisely be unsuitable, as this would be the third of 4 video games in lower than three months, following on from the league assembly on the again finish of the 2019/20 season and the Neighborhood Defend.
This presents an early alternative for Liverpool to avenge the defeat at Wembley and notch 9 factors from 9, and we will count on a composed and concentrated outfit this time round.
🔮 Group information
Potential Liverpool XI: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Potential Arsenal XI: Leno; Holding, Luiz, Gabriel; Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Ceballos; Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette
🔑 Key betting stats
- Liverpool have received their final 4 house league video games in opposition to Arsenal – they’ve not received extra consecutively in opposition to the Gunners at Anfield since a run of seven between 1981-1988.
- Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool again in July was their first win over the Reds in 10 Premier League video games (D4 L5). The Gunners want to win back-to-back league video games in opposition to them for the primary time since September 2012.
- Since a 1-Zero victory over Leicester in April 2017, Arsenal are winless of their final six Premier League video games in opposition to the reigning champions (D2 L4).
- Liverpool are unbeaten of their final 60 Premier League house video games (W49 D11) since a 1-2 loss in opposition to Crystal Palace in April 2017.
- Arsenal want to win their opening three video games to a Premier League season for the primary time because the 2004-05 marketing campaign, after they received their first 5.
- Since Jürgen Klopp’s first Premier League sport in control of Liverpool, solely Manchester Metropolis (35 v Watford & 30 v Bournemouth) have scored extra targets in opposition to a facet than his Liverpool staff has versus Arsenal (27).
- In 24 Premier League appearances in opposition to Arsenal mixed for Liverpool, Roberto Firmino (8), Mohamed Salah (5) and Sadio Mané (5) have netted 67% of the Reds’ targets versus the Gunners since August 2015 (18/27), together with 10 of the final 12.
- Mikel Arteta is seeking to change into the primary Arsenal supervisor to win on his first away journey to Liverpool in all competitions since Tom Whittaker in December 1947. 9 Gunners managers since then have did not win their first such go to, with eight of these shedding.
- Each groups have scored in every of the final eight aggressive conferences between these sides.
- Arsenal have scored in 15 of their final 16 matches in all competitions.
- Liverpool have received 19 of their final 20 Premier League house matches.
- Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette has scored 4 targets in his final six Premier League video games, netting in each of his appearances up to now this season. He final scored in three consecutive league video games again in February 2019.
⚽ Targets galore at Anfield
The Reds have shipped seven targets of their final three house league video games and so they’re dealing with an Arsenal outfit which have scored in 15 of their final 16 aggressive matches.
This fixture isn’t precisely famend for its low-key affairs both, with each groups scoring in every of the final eight aggressive conferences and a complete of 33 targets being scored because the final shutout.
All this factors in direction of each groups to attain being our favored prediction, however we additionally count on a Liverpool win.
They’ve received their final 4 house Premier League video games in opposition to Arsenal and over the past eight house league video games they’ve averaged 3.12 targets per sport. Arsenal have scored not less than two targets in 5 of their final six in all competitions, although, so over 3.5 targets seems like a tasty possibility.
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