EFL Liverpool vs Arsenal Predictions and Betting : The arch-rivals Arsenal and Liverpool will face each other on 1st October once again at Anfield. Liverpool will be high on confidence after hammering the Community Shield winner Arsenal 3 goals on Monday night.
Arsenal on the other hand will be looking forward to settle the score against the English Premier league champion's Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Predictions and Betting Tips
Liverpool vs Arsenal Predictions and Betting: Recent form
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal had a tough Monday. They had recently bet Liverpool in Community Shield and were hoping to continue the same form. But what happened on Monday was something Arsenal were not hoping for. The EPL champions bet Arsenal by 3-1 goals. The gunners were completely outnumbered in the match.
Liverpool dominated the entire match with around 65% ball possession and 8 shots on target. Arsenal could manage only 3 shots on target can converted one in the match.
Taking about recent form, Arsenal started EPL 2020-21 season with victories. They beat Fulham in their opening match of EPL and then West Ham in 2nd.
Looking at the reigning Premier League champions, in their opening match of EPL they bet the new entrant Leeds United and then went on to beat the Blues, Chelsea 2-0.
Looking at their recent record, Liverpool have been one of the best in the world with an unbeaten run barring that defeat against Arsenal in the Community shield final.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Predictions and Betting: News Buzz
Liverpool vs Arsenal Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head and Match Preview
The two teams have met 54 matches in all competitions with the Gunners having the upper-hand securing 20 victories while the Liverpool are playing the catch up with 16 wins.
In the last six meetings, the two teams have been on equal footing. Both Arsenal and Liverpool have won 3 games each. Even though the gunners suffered a defeat on Monday, they will be reminding themselves of their performance in July and August where they secured two victories against the giants.
The most recent matchup was on Monday night when Liverpool beat Arsenal by 3-1 goals. In direct matches, the teams have scored an average of 3.48 goals per match.
The Gunners have been able to hold their own against elite opposition on home soil, but trips on the road have been an issue for some time.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Predictions and Betting : Offensive and Defensive stats
The Liverpool are expected to continue their 4-3-3 formation going into this game using which they have found heavy success in the recent years. The Arsenal will probably field a 3-4-3 combination in Anfield that will let them control the pace of the game.
There is no doubt that the trio of Mane, Roberto Firmino and Salah have been one of the best forwards in the world at this point. Sadio Mane has got an incredible start to the season with 3 goals in 3 matches.He setup the match for the reds with an opening goal against Arsenal and would like to repeat it. He is also enjoying 4.3 shots per game along with 2 key passes per game and 3 dribbles per game.
Mohamed Salah rescued the team with a hattrick in the opener against Leeds United. But in the next two games, he has been sharp but has been unlucky to not get himself on the board again. He is one of the best strikers and has created 5.7 shots per game and also assists with 3.7 key passes per game that in turn can be netted.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is still the key man for Arsenal if they have to avenge defeat. Apart from that goal against Fulham in the opening game, Aubameyang has drawn a blank which is a slight concern for the fans. He has 1.3 shots on target, 73% pass success along with 3 goals in the recent 8 matches.
Willian had his moments in the previous game but didn’t look convincing until he was taken off. The Brazilian will have to return to his best against the Reds on Friday at their own backyard. He has two assists in the five games along with 1.7 key passes and a shot on target per game.
Lacazette is another forward who has been consistent and has been a regualar in the games. He is an asset and has been the link-up for his teammates. He was the savior for the team with a goal but needs support from other forwards. He completes over 78% of passes and 2 shots on target per game.
The backline of the Liverpool is safe and secure with the best defender Virgil van Dijk leading from the front. He has more than 80% success in passes and has 2.8 clears per match along with 0.2 tackles and 1.2 interceptions.
Fabinho joins him after an excellent performance with him playing at the center-back for the first time. He enjoys 95% pass success, 2.7 tackles per match, 2.7 interceptions per match, 1 dribbles and is amazing in air duels. He has taken his game to the next level in the recent past. The duo will be supported by Robertson and Alexander-Arnold controlling at either extremes.
The new joinee Thiago Alcantara has recently tested positive for corona virus that has come as a blow to the team.
Joel Matip missed the clash against Arsenal as he is out due to injury. Joe Gomez replaced him in the backline and did a decent job for the team.
The defense of the gunners consists of Holding, Gabriel and Kolasinac. Holding was below par allowing the Hammers to score and will have to improve for the next game. He has an impressive 85.2% success in passes and has been a great inceptor along with four clears per game. He is an amazing tackler with 2.7 tackles and two interceptions per match.
Saed Kolasinac was a decent replacement who played up to expectations but couldn't stop Liverpool from scoring. The defender has great number with more than 80% success in passes, 1.5 interceptions and 2 clears per game in the recent past.
The biggest positive for Arsenal's defense is the return of Kieran Tierney into the eleven. He controls the pace of the game very well and has 80.6% pass success along with 0.3 tackles, 2 interceptions and most importantly 5.7 clears per game.
Gabriel will have to step up and shouldn’t look like he owes a penalty by pressing too hard. The Brazilian will have to be solid in the backline in terms of control and tackles.
Liverpool and Arsenal Predictions and Betting Analysis
Despite all the drama that is going around this clash, it seems that the Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool have been heavily favored by the prediction markets and betting platforms. This also means that an Arsenal win at Anfield will be a miracle when both teams meet on Thursday night.
However, the football fans would love to watch both the teams to score in the clash.