A top Premier League clash takes the field at the Emirates in London as the top-placed Arsenal hosts Liverpool within the English top flight.
The Gunners are among the league’s most consistent teams this season with a loss of just one match in the opening 8 games this season. Liverpool according to their terms, are struggling, occupying in ninth place with only two wins from seven matches.
However, Arsenal must overcome the current trends to earn the three points at home After being consistently beaten in the past by Jurgen Klopp as well as Liverpool in recent years.
A victory for the Gunners could send them into the sky to the top of the Premier League table and with the win against a major league opponent. The victory for Liverpool in turn, would be a boost prior to a major match against Man City at Anfield the next weekend. Who will be the first to capitalize on this moment?
Arsenal against. Liverpool betting odds
Despite being the top team in at the top of the Premier League for most of the first half of the season and playing in the cosy surroundings at The Emirates, Arsenal are not the most favored team against Liverpool on Sunday.
The Reds however, are offered a great chance to beat an elite opponent since they have won numerous occasions in the past.
Expectations for goals are high, since the goal score of over 2.5 total goals are heavily expected, along with each team scoring prop. The two teams are both renowned for their offensive talent, and that was expected from the beginning.
Arsenal Vs. Liverpool all-time meetings: Arsenal won 79 times, Liverpool 93 wins, 65 draws
Liverpool have had the upper hand in the recent history of these two teams, particularly when it comes to Premier League play. Arsenal have defeated Liverpool only once in regulation in all tournaments since April 2015, which is a period of 18 games.
The team won their only regulation game by an 1-1 Premier League victory in July 2020. The span of time has led to 11 defeats and five draw.
Arsenal had two penalty shootouts as a result of two draws. Gunners made it to the 2021/2020 EFL Cup Fourth Round and were awarded in the 2019 Community Shield on penalties.
Arsenal against. Liverpool prediction
If Arsenal have a chance to overcome their recent slump against Liverpool this is the time to do it. The opposition is in bad form, having only won two of their last fivegames, and the Gunners have been at the first place in the Premier League table for most of the season. They could be back on top by winning on Sunday.
The most notable most notable for Arsenal are the midfield pair comprised of Granit the Xhaka duo and Thomas Partey, which is dominant in at the midfield during recent games. Xhaka particularly has begun the season with a great performance with 86 % of his passes, while also completing 15 crucial passes. On the defensive Xhaka has been awe-inspiring when it comes to the air and has won matches at a massive rate of 69 percent.
This has been evident up in the top as Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus leading the Premier League in successful dribbles as well as Bukayo Saka comes in third for crucial passes with 20 passes, just behind Kevin de Bruyne and Mohamed Salah. The offensive volume for Arsenal is very high and they’re also converting in a steady manner and scoring 20 goals in just 16.66 xG.
In the meantime, Liverpool are having problems in midfield as well as in the flanks. The left-back Andrew Robertson is injured, and right-back Trent Alexander Arnold is experiencing a slump in his defensive performance that has resulted in his being dropped out of his place in the England National team. Virgil van Dijk admitted teams are beginning to think of ways to take on Jurgen Klopp’s strategies.
If Arsenal are able to keep their grip on the middle of the field The Gunners will be able to take home all three points.
Lean on the moneyline: Arsenal
For the Spread Lean: Arsenal -0.5
Prediction of the scoreline: Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool
Arsenal Vs. Liverpool best bet
Pick: Arsenal to win (+155)
If you’re willing to provide me with the superior team with better performance at home and with better odds I’ll go with that every time.
Liverpool have been the most dominant team in this match, however the storylines are totally different this time. In terms of defensively, Liverpool have conceded 9 goals on 9.51 xGA (expected goals conceded) throughout the first seven games of the season. That is almost three-quarters from the total of 26 goals scored in the last season. 32.73 xGA in all of the season.
In contrast, for all Arsenal’s offensive firepower but they’ve also allowed only 7.40 xGA in the back, which ranks second place in the league. The Gunners have conceded more than 2.0 xGA in one game only once in the entire season they conceded 2.03 xGA in their 3-1 defeat against Man United which accounted for more than a quarter of goals scored this season.
Arsenal Vs. Liverpool prop: Gabriel Jesus to score
Prop. Gabriel Jesus anytime goalscorer (+100 on Caesars)
It would be like living in a cave in the event that you didn’t know that one of the Premier League top goalscorer was Erling Haaland with his outrageous 15 goals in nine games. To his left there’s a long list of the best forwards.
Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus is profiting as the central point of attack for the Gunners attack, earning 0.78 xG for every 90 minutes of play. Although he’s had an uninspiring beginning to the season Gabriel Jesus has scored goals in his last four games with the xG of 3.64.
If wingers such as Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka are able to excel in one-on-one situations (Martinelli is leading his team in the Premier League in successful dribbles and Saka is third on key passes) are able to take advantage of the weak Liverpool forwards Jesus is sure to feast right in the net.
Arsenal Vs. Liverpool prop flier: Corners & Cards
Prop flier: over 3.5 cards and more than 10.5 corners. (+272 for Sports Interaction)
If there’s one thing that Liverpool have done exceptionally well during the season it’s to rack more corners. They’re at second place in league, with 55 corners collected. Arsenal are in fifth place with 47. The Gunners are a force to get forward too.
When two teams of attack meet it isn’t enough to just add the raw numbers to create an estimated total, since there’s only a certain amount of attacking space to play with and both teams must manage to climb over the 10.5 total corners.
In the big games of during the season Arsenal scored five corner goals against Man United and Tottenham, which is sufficient for them to match with Liverpool’s adroitness, particularly in the event that Liverpool are in a position where the Reds are in a deficit at any point . Klopp’s squad racked up 12 corners on Napoli in the loss of 4-1 and scored 13 against Newcastle and nine against Everton as well as nine points against Brighton at the beginning of the Premier League season.
The more difficult aspect of this match is the bookings, however each team is able to count the two-to-one ratio per game. Michael Oliver has the whistle for this game and, while he does not make as many calls for fouls as his co-workers however, he does rack more than 3.27 yellow cards for each game that’s a substantial improvement over his record from the previous year, and demonstrates that he is determined to control matches this year. When you have a big match like this, it’s not uncommon to see an element of violence and the four cards that were shown is an extremely likely scenario.