Liverpool FC – Arsenal FC
At the end of the football weekend, an extremely exciting match takes place in the Premier League. The top match offers a worthy conclusion to the 30th matchday. Then last year’s runners-up Liverpool will receive the current league leaders Arsenal. For both teams, three points are of great importance to maintain or even improve their position in the table. Find out who will win this top match in our Liverpool vs Arsenal tip.
Liverpool are currently in a very difficult season and are only in eighth place in the table. The Reds are already ten points off fourth place and thus qualifying for the top flight. During the week Liverpool played 0-0 against Chelsea and showed a more than disappointing performance.
While Liverpool still have to fight hard to qualify for the Champions League again, the visitors from north London even have the championship at stake this season. Arsenal are eight points ahead of their closest rivals Man City. The Citizens, however, still have a game in hand. Arsenal’s most recent win was a commanding 4-1 over Leeds United.
Liverpool – Arsenal Info
– Date & Time: 09.04.2023, 17:30 hrs.
– Venue: Anfield Stadium, Liverpool
– Competition: Premier League, Matchday 30
– TV coverage: Sky
Liverpool Form & Balance Check
This season, Liverpool FC are jumping from one disappointment to the next. In the Champions League, LFC deservedly lost to Real Madrid in the last 16. The Reds have also been eliminated from all other cup competitions.
And in the Premier League, too, little or nothing is going right for Liverpool. The Reds are currently in eighth place in the table. LFC have not won a competitive match since their stunning 7-0 win over Man United a month ago. On Tuesday, Liverpool disappointed again with a 0-0 draw against Chelsea. The European places are thus moving further and further away for the Reds.
Change at Anfield Road
The static in Liverpool’s attack has changed enormously since Sadio Mané’s move to FC Bayern last summer. Previously, Mané, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino formed a dangerous combination as an attacking trio for years. Now it is also certain that Firmino will leave the club in the summer after eight years.
These changes are also reflected in the Reds’ goal tally. Although Liverpool still have the fifth best attack in the league, the team lacks the usual coldness in front of goal compared to previous years. At this time last season, Liverpool had 25 more goals to their name.
Liverpool facts & analysis
– In 8th place with 43 points.
– 23 points less in the Premier League than this time last season
– Only one home defeat in the league
Arsenal form & balance check
The last time Arsenal managed to qualify for the Champions League was in 2015/2016. At that time, the current coach Mikel Arteta was still a player in the Gunners’ squad. But this season, more seems to be possible for the Gunners, who are currently at the top of the Premier League and have an eight-point lead over their pursuers Man City before matchday.
After an intermittent period of weakness, the Gunners have recently mastered every hurdle in the league with aplomb. Arsenal have celebrated six wins in a row in the Premier League. This was also the case last weekend, when the Gunners blew Leeds out of the stadium with 4:1. The double-header will also not be a problem for Arsenal as the season progresses, with AFC recently falling to Sporting Lisbon in the last 16 of the Europa League.
Arsenal consistently field a very young side this season, with an average age of just 24.4 in the Premier League. This makes the Gunners the youngest team in the entire league. Some of the key players like William Saliba, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli are just 22 years old or even younger.
To further strengthen the team and gain more experience, the North Londoners signed Leandro Trossard (28 years old) and Jorginho (31 years old) in the winter. Leandro Trossard in particular hit the ground running. The Belgian has scored once in his first eleven games for the Gunners so far and set up seven others.
Arsenal facts & analysis
– Lead the Premier League table.
– Second best offence and defence in the league
– Only two away defeats in the league this season
Predicted lineup – last update on April 8, 2023
Liverpool FC will be on the pitch in their usual 4-3-3 formation. It is unlikely that coach Jürgen Klopp will take big risks considering the importance of the game. The attack, which has not always shone with goals this season, will be led by Gakpo, Núñez and Salah. Captain Henderson is expected to be back in the starting line-up.
We expect Arsenal to play in a 4-3-3 system, as has been their custom in the recent past. The returning Gabriel Jesus will lead the Gunners’ attack. Trossard and Saka will probably play on the flanks. However, Gabriel Martinelli is also a candidate for the starting eleven.
Liverpool – Arsenal direct comparison & Statistics
Both teams have faced each other in 168 matches so far and Liverpool easily lead the direct comparison. The Reds have won 66 duels against Arsenal so far. The Gunners, on the other hand, have only been successful 53 times against the team from the Merseyside. However, Arsenal won the first leg 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium.
– In pre-season, Liverpool won both games against Arsenal with a goal difference of 6-0.
– Both teams are separated by 29 points in the league.
– When Liverpool lead 1-0 in home games, they win 84% of matches
– Arsenal have failed to score in only one of their 14 away games in the Premier League this season