Opta Stats: Liverpool v Arsenal

Can Jurgen Klopp point Liverpool towards victory when they take on Arsenal?
Can Jurgen Klopp point Liverpool towards victory when they take on Arsenal?
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It's a clash between two sides scrapping for a place in the top four when Liverpool take on Arsenal. Opta presents the tale of the tape.

"The Reds have only kept two clean sheets in their last 22 Premier League games against the Gunners and none in their 10 meetings at Anfield since a 1-0 win in February 2006."

Both teams to score is 1.695/7.

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last three home Premier League games against Arsenal (W1 D2 L0). The draw is 3.65.

There have been 16 goals scored in those three games at Anfield at an average of 5.3 per game, with the most recent game there ending in 3-3 draw last season. Over 4.5 goals is 5.79/2.

The Reds have only kept two clean sheets in their last 22 Premier League games against the Gunners and none in their 10 meetings at Anfield since a 1-0 win in February 2006. Both teams to score is 1.695/7.

Jurgen Klopp is aiming to become the first Liverpool manager since Gerard Houllier in 1999/2000 to do a Premier League home/away double over Arsene Wenger in a single season. Liverpool are 2.166/5 to win.

Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last seven Premier League appearances against Liverpool, including three in his last two at Anfield. Giroud is 3.185/40 to score.

The only Arsenal player in Premier League history with more Premier League goals versus Liverpool than Olivier Giroud (5) is Thierry Henry (8). Andrey Arshavin has five alongside Giroud. You can back Giroud at 7.513/2 to open the scoring.

Should Liverpool win this game then it would be their 50th home league win over Arsenal. As it stands they've only beaten Man City (50), Newcastle (53) and Aston Villa (55) more often in home league games in their history. Liverpool are 3.55/2 to win half-time/full-time.

Four of the 61 chances that Mesut Ozil has created this season have been assists (6.6%). Last season after 22 appearances, he had created 98 goalscoring chances and 16 of these were converted by the recipient of his pass (16.3%). Under 2.5 goals is 2.245/4.

Arsenal (13) have won more than double the amount of points from their seven Premier League games in 2017 so far than Liverpool (6). They are 3.7511/4 to win.

This fixture has seen 16 goals scored in the 90th minute or later in the Premier League; more than any other fixture in the history of the competition. The draw half-time/Liverpool full-time double result is 6.25/1.

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season P/L

Staked: 370 pts
Returned: 361.32 pts
P/L: -8.68 pts

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