The title race goes to the final match

Last updated: August 23, 2019 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 17:30
Venue: Anfield
Coverage: Sky Sports
Home Form: W
Away Form: W
Last Meeting: Liverpool 5 – 1 Arsenal
Competition: EPL

The match of the day is the Saturday afternoon clash at Anfield as Liverpool entertain Arsenal. In what looks set to be one of the most exciting fixtures in the new season, it’s 1st versus 2nd place, with both sides winning both games in the league this season.

Liverpool will be full of confidence going into this one. The last three games at Anfield against Arsenal ending in huge victories for Liverpool. Juergen Klopp will have no reason to expect less of his men on Saturday, as they have started the season off superbly. Picking right up where they left off after winning the Champions League, and comfortably dispatching Norwich at home, they don’t appear to be slowing down and have retained basically the same squad from the last campaign.

Arsenal fans for the first time in a while will be looking at this game with a sense of quiet confidence. It is never wise to travel to Anfield and be too optimistic about your chances, but this Arsenal squad is the strongest we have seen since they moved to the Emirates. The attack of Arsenal is without question on the same level as Man City and Liverpool, and with new talent and signings in their midfield and defence, the team looks formidable and well balanced. They comfortably beat Newcastle in the first game of the season away from home and hacked out a home victory against a physical Burnley side. With new signings Pepe and Luiz expected to make starts, this could be their best chance in a long time to cause an upset at Anfield.

This is sure to be an epic battle between to very attacking sides who can be free-scoring on their best days. This game certainly has goals written all over it, but with Liverpool’s strong defence built around Virgil van Dijk, it could be a lot tougher for the Arsenal forwards to find scoring opportunities than in previous fixtures.

Team News

The new signings Luiz and Pepe are both expected to make starts.

New signing Kieran Tierney is still nursing an injury and remains unavailable.

Liverpool are fully fit and will be making no changes from last week.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back from injury and available for selection against his old club.

Expected Line-Ups:

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson, Robertson, van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Salah, Mane, Firmino
Subs: Lovren, Gomez, Shaqiri, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Brewster, Mignolet, Origi
Injured: Keita, Lallana
Not available:
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno, Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Sokratis, Monreal, Ceballos, Guendouzi, Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Subs: Martinez, Chambers, Kolasinac, Willock, Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Martinelli, Nelson
Not available:

So Far This Season

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Liverpool This Season Arsenal This Season
1st League Position 2nd
1 (1) Wins (away) 1 (1)
4 – 1 v Norwich Biggest Win 2 – 1 v Burnley
0 (0) Draws (away) 0 (0)
Biggest Defeat
van Dijk (1) Top Goal Scorer Aubameyang (2)
Y1, R0 Discipline Y5, R0
0 Failures to Score 0
0% Clean Sheets 50%
0.00% Both Teams to Score Games 50.00%
100.00% Over 2.5 Goals 50.00%
0.00% Under 2.5 Goals 50.00%
  • When playing at home, Liverpool have not lost to Arsenal in their last 6 encounters.
  • Liverpool have a winning streak of 3 matches.
  • During the last 29 meetings with Liverpool playing at home, Liverpool have won 14 times, there have been 8 draws while Arsenal has won 7 times. The goal difference is 67-40 in favour of Liverpool.
  • Arsenal have had a perfect start to the league campaign, as have Liverpool. Will one of these sides go to 9-points, time will tell.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
29/12/2018 EPL Liverpool 5 – 1 Arsenal Maitland-Niles 11′
03/11/2018 EPL Arsenal 1 – 1 Liverpool Milner 61′
22/12/2017 EPL Arsenal 3 – 3 Liverpool Coutinho 26′
27/08/2017 EPL Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal Firmino 17′
04/03/2017 EPL Liverpool 3 – 1 Arsenal Firmino 9′

Conclusion & Betting Tips

This game looks set to be a goal-fest, with both sides in possession of some of the worlds most talented attacking footballers. But with the pressure mounting at Arsenal to leave their mark on some big opponents, Unai Emery will be looking for a win. We believe in Arsenal and are hesitantly suggesting they will take some points in this match. Take Arsenal draw no bet at bet365 for 7/2.