The fourth-ranked Arsenal side will look to take on Liverpool, who are currently in the second position in the English Premier League. Both teams have won their last five fixtures in the league and will be high on confidence going into this match. Arsenal will look to cement their place in the top four, while Liverpool will look to catch hold of league leaders, Manchester City.
Arsenal have won 16, drawn three, and lost seven games this season. Mikel Arteta’s men have won their previous five league games and are on a six-match unbeaten run. The Gunners have managed to find the back of the net on 43 occasions and have the third-best xG rate in the league. Arsenal have created an xG rate of 50.4 and an average of 1.79 xG per 90 minutes. The above viz shows that Arsenal have created a lot of xG from the centre. This means that the Gunners like to attack from the centre in comparison to the wider areas. In return, the Gunners have conceded 29 goals.
The above shot map shows all the attempts made by Arsenal in open play. Arsenal have attempted 386 shots, with 134 of them being on target. They average more than 13 shots per 90 minutes. Of these 386 attempted shots, 233 have been made from inside the opposition’s penalty box. Bukayo Saka has attempted the highest number of shots for his side this season in the league. The manager is expected to go with an unchanged lineup for this game.
With a win, Jurgen Klopp will look to cut the lead at the top of the table to one point. Liverpool have won 20, drawn six, and lost two games this season. They have scored the highest number of goals in the league this season. The overall count is 73 goals, with an xG rate of 73.46. In return, they have conceded 20 goals with a low xGA rate of 27.7. From the above viz, we can make out that Liverpool have been the highest passers of through passes this season. The Reds have attempted 100 more passes than second-ranked Manchester City. Other than this, they have attempted the highest number of smart passes in the league.
The Reds have attempted the highest number of shots this season. Klopp’s men have attempted 505 shots and average 16.7 shots per 90 minutes. Of these 505 shots, 200 have been on target. The Reds have attempted 325 shots from inside the opposition’s penalty area and have managed to hit the target on 149 occasions. Mo Salah is their main threat in front of the goal and is the highest goalscorer in the league. There are no fresh injury concerns in Liverpool’s camp.
Liverpool will be desperate for a win after Manchester City dropped two points in the previous game. However, it won’t be easy to secure all three points against an in-form Arsenal side. The match promises a lot of attacking displays on the pitch.