Arsenal may be sitting atop the Premier League standings, but their critics aren’t sold on the teams class and depth to make a title run.
The Gunners’ home losses to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and Chelsea in the last 16 of the League Cup have only emboldened their opponents.
With Saturday’s standout match against Liverpool coming at a crucial juncture, Arsenal will have to make a statement if they want to be taken seriously by punters.
Liverpool, third in the standings and level on points with second-placed Chelsea, will be only the second opponents with a genuine chance of finishing in the Champions League positions that Arsenal have played this season.
Premier League Betting Trends & Stats Liverpool at Arsenal
- The overall record between these two teams has Liverpool with 82 wins; Arsenal has 75, and there have been 56 draws.
- Arsenal leads the Premier League with 22 of 27 disputed in nine matches; they have won seven, tied one and their only loss came in the first fixture against Aston Villa at home.
- The Gunners have the best goal differential of the tournament with +11 after 20 goals scored and nine received.
- Arsenal was eliminated from the Capital One Cup on Tuesday after losing 2-0 at home against Chelsea. The Gunners are also in a tough spot in the Champions League because despite they are in a three way tie on top of the group with Borussia Dortmund and Napoli, they lost to the Germans at home and will have to visit Signal Iduna Park next week in a game that they can’t lose.
- Liverpool is third in the standings with 20 points in 9 games; they have recorded six wins, two draws and one loss against Southampton at Anfield.
- Liverpool was also eliminated from the Capital One Cup, but unlike Arsenal, they don’t play the Champions League so they will focus 100% in the Premier League.
- Reds Daniel Sturridge leads the scoring table with 8 goals; one more than Sergio Aguero from Man City and two more than his teammate Luis Suarez. The Gunners best scorers are Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey; both with five goals each.
- The last time Liverpool beat Arsenal was on August 20th, 2008 with a 0-2 victory at Emirates Stadium. There have been three games in the series since then, with two wins by the Gunners (away from home) and a draw.
- Liverpool hadn’t lost at Emirates Stadium since February 10th 2010 when they were defeated by 1-0. The Reds have recorded two draws and one victory over their last three games facing Arsenal as visitors.