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It looks like a cracking contest at the Emirates but Arsenal's defence should give Liverpool the chance to take all three points.

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Arsenal v Liverpool (1730 GMT, BT Sport 1)

A match between two sides in the top four, one where Arsenal might think they can stake a claim to be title contenders with a victory.

The Gunners' Carabao Cup win over Blackpool in midweek means they are now 13 matches unbeaten in all competitions, but it has been argued that run has been against lesser teams and Liverpool provides them with a real test.

Unai Emery's methods are slowly getting across to his team after a tough start, facing Man City then Chelsea, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is joint-top scorer in the league having netted seven goals already this term.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have last year's top goalscorer Mo Salah in their ranks, with the Egyptian hoping his two goals and two assists in as many appearances can provide him with a springboard to hit the dizzy heights of last season's impressive form.

Liverpool are one of three teams in the top flight yet to taste defeat, and they are proving to be title contenders without their front three hitting top gear to date.

This fixture saw Liverpool emerge 4-0 winners at Anfield before drawing 3-3 at the Emirates four months later, so here's hoping the evening game can provide equal entertainment.


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Prediction: Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool (Sky Bet odds: 14/1)
There are usually goals in this fixture, 27 in the last five in fact, and there's no reason why there can't be a good few more at the Emirates. Liverpool look to be warming to their task lately and have been scoring goals in bunches again - Arsenal give up too many chances to be comfortable backing anything other than an away win.

Best bet: Liverpool to win at 21/20
Arsenal could hardly be more confident after their recent run, but while the goals have been flying in their defence has still not seemed that solid during their winning run with chances being offered up in every game. Liverpool are not a team you want to give too many chances to and the visitors are fancied to win.

Goals: Aubameyang & Firmino both to score at 11/2
Seven goals in six means Aubameyang is the obvious danger man for Arsenal, while Firmino has scored in his last three against the Gunners and he won't give their centre backs a moment's peace.

RequestABet: Both teams to score, over 2.5 goals, 4+ corners each, under 40 booking points at 5/1
Goals are on the menu, and corners as well given how both teams like to attack. However we don't expect cards to be as forthcoming so the advice is to go low on bookings.


Opta statistics

  • Arsenal are winless in their last six Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D3 L3), their longest such run against them since a run of 12 between 1994 and 2000.
  • Liverpool have won just two of their last 18 away league games against Arsenal (D8 L8), though these victories have come in their last six such visits.
  • Liverpool have scored at least three goals in each of their last five league games against Arsenal (17 in total). Liverpool have never done this in six consecutive top-flight games against an opponent, while no side has ever done so in six against the Gunners.
  • The last five Premier League meetings between Arsenal and Liverpool have produced a total of 27 goals (5.4 per game).
  • Arsenal have scored at least twice in each of their last nine Premier League games, remaining unbeaten in their last eight (W7 D1).
  • Arsenal haven’t been ahead at half-time in any of their 10 Premier League matches this season. Indeed, if games finished at the 45 minute mark, the Gunners would be 17th in the Premier League table.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League games (W9 D2 L0), conceding just four goals in this run.
  • Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has both scored and assisted in each of his last three Premier League games against Arsenal – no player has ever done this in four consecutive games against an opponent in the competition (Steven Gerrard vs Newcastle and Theo Walcott vs West Ham also three).
  • Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored in all three of his Premier League games against Arsenal (one for Chelsea, two for Liverpool). Only Charlie Austin has a better 100% strike rate against the Gunners in the competition (4).
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is unbeaten in all five of his Premier League games against Arsenal – only Jose Mourinho (12), Gerry Francis (8) and Alex Ferguson (6) have waited longer for their first defeat against them in the competition.
  • The only previous meeting between Arsenal’s Unai Emery and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp was the 2016 Europa League final – Emery’s Sevilla beat Liverpool 3-1.
  • Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored five goals in his last three Premier League matches.

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