By Maryam Naz
31st October 2018
Liverpool will have to make the trek from Merseyside to North London to face Unai Emery’s high-flying Arsenal this Saturday evening. The Reds are unbeaten this season and will be thoroughly tested by the Gunners in what will be a tasty match-up.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: odds and predictions
The Gunners are trading at 11/5 in our Arsenal vs Liverpool predictions and betting tips, while Liverpool are wagering as 11/10 favourites with a potential draw projected at odds of 14/5.
Liverpool’s clash at the Emirates is faring to be the toughest encounter in their next five games, prior to when they face Manchester United at the end of December.
They will need to be firing on all cylinders in all departments, specifically on the offensive front via their front three attackers: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
The trio came up with the goods in Liverpool’s Champions League clash against Red Star Belgrade, with Salah bagging a brace before the weekend venture against Huddersfield saw the Egyptian at it again.
Our betting tipsters are making the 26-year-old our pick to score first in this Saturday’s game at the Emirates, with the odds forecast at 7/2.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will have to wary of the Gunners. Despite racking up prolific victories against them in the past, pre-match form and predictions suggest this outing will be a completely different ballgame.
Arsenal are on an unbeaten run of 11 games, with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang leading the charge.
The former man has worked well with his Gabonese sparring partner and is projected to score first at 5/1, in what will surely be a close game.
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Arsenal vs Liverpool match betting: score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Liverpool our pick to win 2-1 @ 12/1
This game is faring to be one of Liverpool’s toughest clashes in weeks, but the first match bet in our Arsenal vs Liverpool predictions still expect the Redmen to emerge as favourites.
20 goals scored in 10 games with four goals conceded proves that they are just as impressive defensively this season as they are in their offensive, with Allison Becker proving his worth in goal.
Our William Hill traders are expecting them to nullify Arsenal’s free-flowing attacking football to a solitary goal conceded, with two goals of their own to seal the win.
With ten goals in seven Premier League starts, if there is one man who will make the headlines this Saturday it will be Aubameyang.
The Gabonese striker has an explosive start to the season, and his contributions have earned Arsenal valid points against Crystal Palace and Leicester.
Whether off from the bench or from the starting eleven, he will make an impact and the second match bet in our Arsenal vs Liverpool predictions and betting tips is expecting him to do so anytime during the game.
Predicted scorer: Firmino to score first, tipped @ 6/1
Perhaps not as prolific in front of goal this season as Mane and Salah, our odds have still priced the Brazilian to score first given that the conditions of a gritty, physical away game are perfect for him to thrive in.
Firmino has both scored and assisted in each of his last three Premier League games against Arsenal.
Combined with the fact that Emery’s central defenders have struggled to contain a more potent, physical attack, Firminho’s pressing from the front could lead to a gift of a chance presented to him.
The last tip in our Arsenal vs Liverpool predictions sway in the favour of the Liverpool forward, and you may not find better odds on him to do so than with William Hill.
Arsenal vs Liverpool predictions: Opta stats
- 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.
- 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 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.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.