Arsenal v Liverpool Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 03/11/18

Arsenal v Liverpool Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Marcello Cossali-Francis (@marcello95cf) previews Arsenal v Liverpool and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Arsenal v Liverpool Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 03/11/18
  • Time: 17:30
  • Venue: The Emirates
  • Channel: BT Sport

One of the highest scoring fixtures in Premier League history takes place this Saturday, as title contenders Liverpool travel to the in-form Arsenal at the Emirates.

Liverpool are joint top of the table with 26 points, after eight wins and two draws, whilst Arsenal have won seven of their last eight league games and sit just four points off the leaders.

Liverpool got back to goal scoring form last week, with a 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League in mid-week, followed by their 4-1 over Cardiff City on Saturday. Mo Salah scored one and assisted two in that game against Cardiff and managed two goals in that mid-week European win.

As for Arsenal, they made it through to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup in the week with a 2-1 win at home to Blackpool. That victory made it 12 wins in their last 13 matches across all competitions and despite dropping points at Crystal Palace last weekend, they are one of the in-form teams in Europe.

Both sides come into this game in top form and as has already been mentioned, this is a game that normally provides everything a football fan would want. Goals have been a common theme in this fixture, averaging over five goals a game in the last five matches and both sides have incredible attacking quality. The other theme in recent years has been the often-awful defending, which is why the last five results have been 3-3, 4-0, 3-1, 3-4, 3-3.

Liverpool have won three of the last four against Arsenal and are favourites in this game at 11/10. Arsenal at 13/5 certainly appeals given their form and the fact they have only lost once at home to Liverpool in the last seven years.

This game looks to be Arsenal’s first real test since those first two games to Chelsea and City and this match will tell us a lot about where they are under Emery. Defensively they are still a working progress but the injuries they have could see 34-year old Stephan Lichsteiner come in at right-back and Granit Xhaka deputising at left-back. Against the likes of Shaqiri, Mane and Salah, this could be a long day for the Arsenal defence.

Team News

Arsenal have a problem at full-back for this weekend, with Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac all struggling with injuries, which could force Granit Xhaka to play at left-back. Matteo Guendouzi is suspended following his red card in the league cup on Wednesday.

Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson are recovering well from injuries and could be fit for a place on the bench here. Xherdan Shaqiri’s recent form should see him continue in the starting 11, whilst Joe Gomez should come in to replace Dejan Lovren.

Potential Arsenal Starting XI: Cech; Lichsteiner, Mustafi, Holding, Xhaka; Torreira, Ramsey; Iwobi, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette

Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane; Salah

Head To Head

  • Arsenal have not beaten Liverpool since 2015 and the Reds have won three of the last four meetings between these two sides. Liverpool have only won once at the Emirates in the last seven years.

Stats & Facts

  • There has been at least four goals in this fixture in the last five meetings.
  • This fixture has averaged over five goals per game in the last five matches.
  • Liverpool have scored at least three goals in each of the last five games against Arsenal.

Betting Odds

  • Arsenal – 13/5
  • Draw – 14/5
  • Liverpool – 11/10

The Verdict

In recent years these games have provided plenty of goals and Liverpool have certainly had the better of this fixture in the last couple of years.

Arsenal are playing some sublime football and the likes of Aubameyang, Ozil and Lacazette have the ability to trouble any defence.

Having said that, Liverpool have improved drastically in their defence with Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez creating a strong partnership. Both of those players have the pace to contend with the Arsenal front line and the Liverpool forwards certainly look quicker than the Arsenal back four on paper.

Goals are normally the way to go here and both sides will be bang up for this one, so it should be an entertaining watch.

Liverpool have proved very tough to beat this season and with the quality they have up top against what looks to be a make-shift Arsenal defence, they should be confident of securing the three points.

Recommended Bets

  • Over 2.5 goals and BTTS – 3/4 (Marathon Bet)
  • Liverpool to score in both halves – 6/4 (William Hill)