The first of two meetings between Liverpool and Arsenal in the space of four days takes place in the Premier League on Monday night when the Gunners make the trip to Anfield.
Both sides have won two from two in the league so far this term, meaning that at least one of their perfect records must go in the final match of game week three.
The two clubs know each other inside out and Liverpool will also know that Arsenal have had more success than most against them in recent times, winning the last Premier League meeting and taking the Community Shield on penalties.
Today’s meeting will also be the first of those clashes to be held at Anfield, where Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 60 Premier League games stretching back to April 2017 (the third-longest such streak in English top-flight history and fast closing in on second place on that list), a 63-game run they managed themselves which ended in December 1980.
Reason for Liverpool vs. Arsenal predictions:
- Both teams have scored in each of the last eight competitive meetings between these sides.
- Arsenal have scored in 15 of their last 16 matches in all competitions.
- Liverpool have won 19 of their last 20 Premier League home matches.
- Arsenal have scored at least two goals in five of their last six in all competitions.
- Arsenal beat Liverpool in July for the first time in 10 Premier League meetings (D4, L5).
Tonight’s match is the 231st meeting between Liverpool and Arsenal. The Reds have won 89 of the games while Arsenal have managed 80 wins for themselves and the other 61 ended as draws.
Liverpool have won their last four home league games against Arsenal. Arsenal are looking to win their opening three games to a Premier League season for the first time since the 2004-05 campaign, when they won their first five.
Liverpool have had much the better of this fixture in recent years, but their defeat in the reverse last season was their first in 10 league meetings with Arsenal, who could now win back-to-back top-flight editions of this game for the first time since September 2012.
Arsenal have beaten Liverpool the last three times they have faced off with the Reds as reigning champions too, while victory on Monday would see them beat the Merseysiders three times in a row across all competitions for the first time since February 2010.
Liverpool have won their last four home league games against Arsenal and have not won more consecutively against the Gunners at Anfield since a run of seven between 1981 and 1988.
Liverpool’s record at Anfield is imperious and their attack is more than capable of slicing Arsenal apart, but the visitors also have plenty of goals in their armoury and can hurt the champions if given the sort of space afforded to Leeds.
Our prediction: Over 2.5 @ 1.5