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Liverpool vs Arsenal Prediction & Betting Tips


Liverpool vs Arsenal: Betting Tips, Predictions & Match Preview

Anfield hosts Liverpool and Arsenal this Saturday in a big game for the top of the Premier League table. The two sides sit in the top two spots in the Premier League and are separated by just one point, meaning the three points would put the winner in the driving seat in the title race.

Liverpool v Arsenal to end in a draw @ 5/2 on Paddy Power

Both teams to score @ 4/7 on William Hill

Under 2.5 goals in the match @ 6/5 on Paddy Power

These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Date: 23/12/2023

Kick-off time: 17:30

Location: Anfield Stadium

The last game before Christmas for Liverpool and Arsenal could have a big effect on the title race. There is not much breathing room at the top of the table as the top five are only separated by just six points, with the top three only being separated by one point. As the title race is so close right now, three points this weekend may highlight the winner as the frontrunner.

Liverpool currently sit second in the Premier League after 17 games. The Reds have 11 wins, five draws and one loss, leaving them on 38 points, just one point behind Arsenal and on equal points with Aston Villa.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are on equal points with high-flying Aston Villa, but are ahead by virtue of having the best goal difference in the league. Though Liverpool have the third-highest scoring attack so far this season, their defence is one of the best in the league, having only conceded 15 goals.

Arsenal sit just above Liverpool at the top of the Premier League. In 17 games, The Gunners have 12 wins, three draws and two losses which leaves them on 39 points, one point ahead of both Liverpool and Aston Villa.

The Gunners, at this point last season, were already five points ahead of Manchester City. However, despite it being close this season, Arsenal have scored more goals coming into the Christmas fixtures.

This will be the 240th meeting between Liverpool and Arsenal, with the first meeting coming all the way back in 1893. Liverpool have the better record in the fixture with 94 wins in comparison to Arsenal’s 82 wins, with a draw common as well, happening on 63 occasions.

This fixture rarely goes scoreless, with only two 0 - 0 draws in the last 21 meetings between the two sides. In fact, the last two meetings have had over four goals, with a 3 - 2 win for Arsenal in October 2022 and a 2 - 2 draw in April of 2023.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Team News

Liverpool Team News

Klopp currently has Joel Matip, Thiago Alcantara, Andrew Robertson, Ryan Gravenberch, Diogo Jota and Stefan Bajcetic all unavailable for selection. However, Alexis Mac Allister may return to the match-day squad this weekend.

Arsenal Team News

Mikel Arteta also has a big list of injuries. Fabio Vieira, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Mohamed Elneny, Thomas Partey, Jorginho and Jurrien Timber are all unavailable due to injury.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Form Guide


In their last five games in all competitions, Liverpool have three wins, one draw and one loss.

It was all about the last-minute drama in Liverpool’s clash with Fulham. A Bernd Leno own goal opened the scoring in the first half, but former Liverpool player Harry Wilson equalised just four minutes later. Mac Allister put Liverpool back ahead, but Kenny Tete made it 2 - 2 at halftime. Bobby De Cordova-Reid put Fulham ahead for the first time, but a goal from Wataru Endo in the 87th minute and a goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 88th minute gave Liverpool the 4 - 3 win.

The next time-out was against a struggling Sheffield United side. Virgil van Dijk opened the scoring in the first half and in the 94th minute Dominik Szoboszlai doubled the score to give Liverpool the 2 - 0 win.

Jean-Philippe Mateta’s penalty drew first blood for Crystal Palace, but a red card to Jordan Ayew in the 75th minute changed the game. Mohamed Salah equalised just a minute later and Harvey Elliott scored the winner in the 91st minute for an important 2 - 1 win.

In the Europa League, Liverpool suffered a shock defeat to Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise. Mohamed Amoura opened the scoring for Union but Jarell Quansah equalised for Liverpool just seven minutes later. However, Cameron Puertas scored just before halftime, as Union won 2 - 1.

Despite having 34 shots, with eight of these on target, Liverpool were unable to find the back of the net. Even with Diogo Dalot’s late red card, Liverpool played out a 0 - 0 draw with Manchester United.

Liverpool's last fixture saw them thrash West Ham United 5-1 in the quarter-finals of the League Cup at Anfield on Wednesday night thanks to goals by Dominik Szoboszlai, Curtis Jones (2), Cody Gakpo and Mohamed Salah. This victory means that they have been drawn to play Fulham in a two-legged semi-final. The Cottagers will be competing at this stage of the League Cup for the first time in their history.


In their last five games in all competitions, Arsenal have three wins, one draw and one loss.

Bukayo Saka opened the scoring for Arsenal in the sixth minute and Martin Odegaard doubled The Gunners’ lead just seven minutes later. Matheus Cunha did score late on for Wolves, but it wasn’t enough as Arsenal held on for the 2 - 1 win.

The clash against Luton Town was a seven-goal thriller. Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring, but Gabriel Osho scored just five minutes later. Gabriel Jesus gave Arsenal the lead at halftime, but Elijah Adebayo and Ross Barkley gave Luton the 3 - 2 lead early in the second half. However, a goal from Kai Havertz and a 97th-minute winner from Declan Rice gave Arsenal the 4 - 3 win.

John McGinn scored the only goal of the game in the seventh minute to give Aston Villa an important 1 - 0 win, Arsenal’s second loss of the season.

In the Champions League, Arsenal travelled to the Netherlands to face PSV. Eddie Nketiah opened the scoring just before halftime, but Yorbe Vertessen equalised within five minutes of the second half. Neither team could find a second goal as the game finished 1 - 1.

The last time out for Arsenal was against Brighton back in the Premier League. Jesus and Havertz both scored in the second half to give Arsenal a dominant 2 - 0 win over Brighton, who were restricted to just one shot on target.

Footy Accumulators Prediction

Liverpool will be fired up after a surprise draw with Manchester United but Arsenal will be flying high after their win over Brighton. This means it’s likely to be a tight draw with both teams scoring and a high number of chances for both sides - we predict that the final score will be: Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal

Where to Watch

Liverpool vs Arsenal can be watched on Sky Sports Main Event or listened to on BBC Five Live.

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