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Liverpool v Arsenal Premier League Preview

Posted on December 28, 2018 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening, Arsenal face a tough trip to Merseyside to face Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield.

Liverpool are now unbeaten in their 19 Premier League games this season. The Merseysiders good run of form has seen Jurgen Klopp’s side go six points clear of second place Tottenham at the top of the table.

Last time out Liverpool recorded a 4-0 home win over Newcastle. The game against the Magpies saw the Reds score at least two goals for the fifth consecutive league. It also means that Liverpool have kept clean sheets in three of their last four league outings.

One of the main factors in Liverpool’s recent good form is the Reds home record, as the Merseysiders are unbeaten in 30 home games. Klopp’s team have been a formidable defensive force of late at Anfield, conceding just twice in their last 14 Premier League matches.

Arsenal heads into this clash on the back of a slightly inconsistent run of form in the Premier League. However, the Gunners have been hard to beat of late in the Premier League, losing just one of their last 17 league matches. Last time out Unai Emery’s side drew 1-1 at Brighton. The draw against the Seagulls left the Gunners two points outside the top four.

The visitor’s recent games have not been that high scoring, but both teams have scored in 11 of their last 12 matches in the Premier League.

Arsenal’s recent away form in the Premier League has been mixed of late, as they have drawn three of their last five games on their travels in the top-flight, winning once and losing once in the process.

The Gunners recent away games in the top-flight have been high scoring, with eight of their last nine league games producing over 2.5 goals. Both teams have also scored in Arsenal’s last nine away matches in the Premier League.

Team News

Liverpool are still without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip through injury, while James Milner, Dominic Solanke and Alberto Moreno are also doubts. Naby Keita may return to the starting line-up in place of Xherdan Shaqiri.

Arsenal have got major injury problems heading to Merseyside, with Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Danny Welbeck all ruled out due to injury. Centre-backs Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi also look unlikely to feature due to injury, while Nacho Monreal is also a fitness doubt.

Betting News

Liverpool are favourites to win this one at odds of 1/ 2, while the draw is odds of 15/4 and the visitors are odds of 6/1.

Arsenal have a tough task on their hands on Merseyside, especially with so many likely defensive absentees. However, The Gunners will be looking to put in a strong performance against the leaders.

Can Arsenal pick up anything from their trip to Anfield?

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