Liverpool will look to return to winning ways when they face Arsenal in the English Premier League. The Reds are struggling to find form this season and are struggling to find form this season. The last two matches in the league have ended in a draw, and Jurgen Klopp will be concerned with the results. Arsenal, on the other hand, have had a dream start to the season and will look to continue their rich run of form.
Arsenal have started the season well, with seven wins and one loss. The Gunners have netted 20 goals and conceded eight in total. They average 2.05 xG and 0.79 xGA per match. Arsenal won 3-1 against rivals Spurs in their last match and will look for back-to-back victories against teams that finished in the top four last season.
Liverpool have played seven games this season and only won two. They have drawn the other four matches and suffered a defeat against Manchester United. Jurgen Klopp’s men have scored 18 goals and average 2.48 xG per match. Their defence has conceded nine goals with an xGA rate of 1.16 per match.
We now look at some of the stats that could predict the outcome of the match.
A high-scoring affair?
The contest promises to bring in a lot of attacking action. Both teams like to play on the front foot and have quality in their attack. Liverpool averages the highest number of shots per 90 minutes in the league and have an accuracy rate of 38%. Arsenal are just two shots behind them and have an accuracy rate of 40.6%. These teams will test the opposition goalkeeper and look to add more goals to their tally.
Liverpool on the attack
Liverpool averages more positional attacks per match than their opponents. The Reds have an average of 44.3 positional attacks per game, and Arsenal averages 35.38 positional attacks per game. Arsenal are more efficient with their attacks. Liverpool players will try to trouble the opposition defence by penetrating the penalty box. They average 28 entries into the penalty box per 90 minutes and will have to maintain their average if they want to score against this Arsenal side.
A high-pressing game
Both teams like to play on the front foot and stay on the attack. They also like to press high to win the ball back from the opposition. Liverpool players have had the highest pressing efficiency. They have settled well under Jurgen Klopp and understand the tactics of the German manager. Arsenal is ranked third in the league table for efficiency in pressing. The match could experience a lot of shifting of possession from one end to the other.
Gabriel Jesus scored a goal against Spurs and took his season’s tally to five goals. He has been the best signing for the Gunners this season. The Brazilian will be looking to exploit Liverpool’s defence in this game and add more goals to his tally.
Roberto Firmino scored a brace in the last match and will be a key figure in the attack for Liverpool. He sat on the bench against Rangers and is expected to start this match. Firmino has netted nine goals in 13 league games against Arsenal. He will look to get into double figures in this game.
Mikel Arteta rested most of his players for this game and is likely to go with his first choice 11 in this game. There are no new injury concerns in Arsenal’s camp.
Liverpool will still be without Andy Robertson for this game. Jurgen Klopp is still missing some of his players, but there are no new injury concerns in their camp either. He will also play his strongest 11 in this match.
This is an all-important fixture for both teams as they look to win the English Premier League title this season. Arsenal have been in better form than their opponents, but Liverpool can beat any team on any day. This match could feature a lot of attacking actions, and the defences of both teams have to perform at their best. This match promises to bring a lot of entertainment.
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