Liverpool vs Arsenal: Preview & Prediction

Saturday 20th November 2021

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Preview & Prediction

England Premier League
Saturday 20th November 2021
Kick off at 5:30pm GMT
Venue: Anfield

Match Preview:

It’s probably too early to think that Liverpool are in a slump, but how can anyone forget last winter when the Reds completely imploded? To be fair Jurgen Klopp’s side have been very solid so far however they come into this game with no wins in their last two outings.

It might be the way recent results have fallen but it all started against Brighton at home when they were 2-0 up and were surprisingly pegged back in a game that finished 2-2. This was then followed up by a 3-2 defeat at West Ham a club that the Reds usually beat. The Hammers defeat signalled Liverpool’s first loss of the season also, so let’s see how they will bounce back.

Liverpool come into this weekend in 4th place with 22 points and are four points behind Chelsea in 1st place. So far the Reds away record is slightly better than their home record and indeed 60% of their results at home have finished in a draw.

Arsenal are in 5th place and could surpass Liverpool with victory here so there is a lot on the line together with an old rivalry between the teams even if Liverpool have certainly stepped out of Arsenal’s shadow in the past 20 years. 

The Gunners are in good form and have won their last 3 games and have turned their season completely around. The Gunners last result ended in a 1-0 victory over Watford and their last away game ended in an impressive 2-0 victory away to Leicester.

A quick glance would see that Arsenal have won seven points from a possible 15 but recent form has picked up and Mikel Arteta’s side are unbeaten on the road in their last 3 visits.

 

Team News: 

Liverpool: Jordan Henderson has a knock but is expected to be fine for this game. Roberto Firmino has a long term hamstring injury, Joseph Gomez is only 50/50 to return from his calf injury. Curtis Jones is 50/50 after his recent eye injury and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he misses out. Sadio Mane has a slight rib injury that kept him out of international duty and he will be assessed. Andrew Robertson suffered a hamstring injury on international duty and is a doubt though it is unsure of how serious the injury is. James Milner is 50/50 for this game after missing the last few through a hamstring injury. Naby Keita is out long term with his hamstring

Arsenal: Thomas Partey is expected to be fit after his muscle injury which occurred before the international break. Granit Xhaka is out long term with his knee.

 

Liverpool vs Arsenal Head to Head:

In the last league game played here Liverpool won 3-1.

Arsenal have not beaten Liverpool at Anfield in the league since 2012.

There is an 80% chance to see both teams to score.

There is a 50% chance to see over 3.5 goals.

 

Liverpool vs Arsenal Prediction:

Liverpool have the better side and we know all about how fantastic the Reds have been over the past two years. But they do come into this game with a lack of form, it’s debatable if it is just a small blip or something more significant. The other worry for the club was losing that first game of the season, how will they react? Also the injury list is growing however some of the players being noted as absentees may well make the squad.

Arsenal do not usually come away from Liverpool with a positive result although they have done so in some recent cup games, they have struggled in the league. But this is not the Arsenal from September, they seem more unified now as Arteta rolls the last dice, because another poor period for the club would put pressure on the Spaniard.

Arsenal are the outsiders but maybe most of the pressure is on the home team. Questions would be raised if Liverpool were to make it 3 games without a win after their blistering start to the campaign, and Arsenal just seem confident and slick at this time. The Gunners are a very good price on the +1 asian handicap and if this game ends in a draw that of course would count as a win for us, and even a 1 goal loss would see a refund, so this could be the route to take.

 

Liverpool vs Arsenal Betting Tips:

Asian handicap (+1.0 Arsenal) at 2.075

Half Time Correct Score: 0-0 at 3.75

Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 2.10