Opta Stats: Arsenal v Liverpool

Will Jurgen Klopp still be smiling after Liverpool's match with Arsenal?
Will Jurgen Klopp still be smiling after Liverpool's match with Arsenal?

The result of the Arsenal and Liverpool match could decide which team enters Christmas in the top four. Opta presents the vital statistics.

"Liverpool are the first team in top-flight history to have won four consecutive away games by a margin of at least three goals."

Over 3.5 goals is 2.3211/8.

Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League games against Liverpool - they haven't lost four in a row against them since May 1998. Liverpool are 2.962/1 to win.

Liverpool have scored at least three goals in each of their four Premier League matches against Arsenal under Jurgen Klopp, scoring 14 goals in total (W3 D1). Over 2.5 goals is 1.574/7.

This is just the third post-war league match between these sides on a Friday - in April 2004, Arsenal won 4-2 at Highbury with Thierry Henry scoring a hat-trick; the other was the title decider in May 1989 at Anfield with Michael Thomas scoring a last-minute goal to clinch the title for Arsenal on goals scored in a 2-0 win. Arsenal are 2.526/4 to win again.

There have been 17 goals scored in the 90th minute or later in this match in Premier League history; more than in any other fixture in the competition. The Arsenal half-time/draw full-time double result is 14.013/1.

Liverpool are the first team in top-flight history to have won four consecutive away games by a margin of at least three goals. Over 3.5 goals is 2.3211/8.

Arsenal have won 13 of their last 14 Premier League games at the Emirates, losing the other against Manchester United (1-3) at the start of the month. They are 1.845/6 in the Draw No Bet market.

Arsene Wenger's side have also found the net in each of their last 23 Premier League home games, last failing to score in a 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough in October 2016. Both teams to score is 1.51/2.

Roberto Firmino has been involved in six goals in five Premier League appearances against Arsenal (four goals, two assists) - however, the Brazilian has neither scored nor assisted in two matches at the Emirates. Firmino is 2.8815/8 to score.

Sadio Mane has been involved in six goals (four goals, two assists) in seven Premier League appearances versus Arsenal - more than he has against any other opponent in the competition. Mane is 3.55/2 to add to his tally.

Sadio Mane has scored in each of his last three Premier League games against Arsenal, and only four players have previously scored in four consecutive PL games against the Gunners - Tomasz Radzinski and Peter Beardsley (four in a row) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Harry Kane (five). Mane is 9.08/1 to score the first goal.

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