Liverpool lost its first game prior to the international break while Arsenal hasn’t lost in its last eight games. The winner of Saturday’s matchup will secure a spot in the English Premier League top four, including the possibility of reaching second place.
If there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals. The list of attacking players involved includes Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Let’s take a look at the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer odds for Liverpool vs Arsenal. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Competition: Premier League (England’s Top Division)
Location: Anfield, Liverpool
Time: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET
TV: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
Liverpool vs Arsenal Premier League Betting Lines
|Liverpool||-1 -135||-210||3 -125o||2½ +140o/-170u|
|Arsenal||+1 +115||+550||3 +105u||½ -200o/+160u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 230
- Liverpool Victories: 90 (338 goals)
- Arsenal Victories: 79 (297 goals)
- Draws: 61
Last season, Liverpool and Arsenal collided three times. The Reds won both EPL meetings while their League Cup encounter finished with a goalless draw. Liverpool scored six total goals in their two EPL meetings while Arsenal had only one.
The Reds own a 7-2-1 record in their last 10 encounters with the Gunners. During that span, they scored 30 goals, allowed 13 and finished with a clean sheet twice. The total went over in nine of those games. I told you, you can expect goals.
Arsenal won at Anfield for the last time in the 2012-13 season.
Goals, Goals, Goals!
Liverpool was the last unbeaten team in the EPL. They lost 3-2 to West Ham United prior to the international break, dropping to fourth place. The Reds have 22 points thanks to a 6-4-1 record. Prior to the start of the season, they were among the favorites to dethrone Manchester City. They’re only four points away from first place, so they still are part of the conversation.
What sets Liverpool apart is their efficiency in front of goal. They’ve scored 31 goals, an average of 2.8 per game, more than any other team in the competition. Salah and Mane are among the league’s top scorers with 10 and six goals. Salah also leads the EPL assists chart with seven.
It’s not just the strikers. Head coach Jurgen Klopp has made sure to encourage defenders to attack. Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold scored in their last game, just to give you an example.
Defensively, Liverpool has improved a lot with Virgil van Dijk’s return. They’ve allowed 11 goals; only two teams have allowed fewer goals. Goalkeeper Allison also deserves a lot of credit.
Liverpool remains unbeaten at home, making the Reds a more appealing option to bet online. They own a 2-3-0 record at Anfield, 2-2-1 against the spread and over/under. Let’s talk about goals, again, because they’ve scored in all their home matches.
Only Roberto Firmino is out due to injury, but Liverpool has talent to spare on offense.
Arsenal lost 5-0 to Manchester City in late August. Since then, they haven’t lost in all competitions, including eight EPL games. Most recently, they beat Leicester City 2-0 and Watford 1-0.
That hot streak allowed them to climb to fifth place with 20 points, 13 goals for and against. The Gunners currently are three points above Manchester United but spent a lot less than the Citizens during the offseason.
Aubameyang leads the team in scoring with four goals. Emile Smith Rowe also has scored four goals while Lacazette has scored one. To be fair, the French striker missed several games due to injury. The three of them are the main reason for you to consider including them in your soccer picks.
Defensively, the Gunners ended with a clean sheet in their last three games. Center back Ben White needed some time to adjust, but the investment is now paying off.
If they want to remain in the race, the Gunners need to improve their game when playing on the road. They own a 2-1-2 record, 2-3 against the spread and 1-4 over/under. They’ve enough talent to also turn things around on the road.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Final Analysis, Predictions
Liverpool is the better team, but momentum is on Arsenal’s side. Their confidence is up to the roof, and they’ll put up a fight for sure. That’s something I couldn’t have assured two months ago. Liverpool’s depth is going to make the difference, but it’s going to be a close one.
If you want to increase your winning chances, don’t forget to check the props our sportsbook is offering. Our score prediction is offering a +800 price, while three exact total goals are +300. Mane scored in two of Liverpool’s last three games. He’s offering a +125 price to score at any time, take it!
Score Prediction: Liverpool 2, Arsenal 1