(Live-TV) Arsenal vs Liverpool FREE LIVE Stream

(Live-TV) Arsenal vs Liverpool FREE LIVE Stream

by soccerlive
Published: April 3, 2021 (3 weeks ago)

Arsenal and Liverpool face off in the Premier League on Saturday in a game where victory could well be a necessity if they are to secure their bare minimum aims for the season. The visitors to the Emirates Stadium could find themselves needing to make up an eight point gap on fourth place by the time they kick-off at 3pm E.T. whilst the Gunners have a sizeable clutch of clubs to clamber over if they are to have any hope of European football through their league finish.

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This game has brought more goals and more hat-tricks, 166 of the former and six of the latter, than any other fixture in the Premier League and rarely fails to deliver drama. Here are some bold predictions…

Firmino will score…
Roberto Firmino anytime goalscorer: +290 (odds via William Hill sportsbook)

Some things in life are just immutable. As sure as night follows day so the dawning of a fixture against Arsenal will see Roberto Firmino transform into a hybrid of Ronaldo Fenomeno and Cristiano Ronaldo to bully his way past whichever hapless defender falls in his path. In 11 Premier League meetings against the Gunners Firmino has eight goals and three assists. No team has conceded more to the Brazilian.

Admittedly, Firmino is on a three game dry streak against his favored opponents (four if you count the glorified friendly that is the Community Shield) and was not at his best when Liverpool won 3-1 at Anfield earlier in the season. Equally, he has hardly set the league alight in 2021, where his struggles mirrored those of his team-mates as he scored one goal and provided two assists as the Reds’ title defense fell into a scramble to get back into the Champions League.

That has been tied into a wider narrative of Firmino’s decline, and rumors that his spot in the team is ripe for upgrade come the summer. It may be true that he is not the same force he was in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 season, when his attacking output was not that far off Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Now he is not scoring with such regularity but he continues to get in similar good positions to put the ball in the net, his per 90 expected goals (xG, a measure of the likelihood any shot results in a goal) in the Premier League this season sits at 0.4 compared to 0.47 two years ago. Indeed he is taking better quality shots this term than his best scoring campaign for Liverpool (17-18) when his xG per 90 was 0.35.

Even if he is not what he once was he is not a bad striker by the standards of the Premier League, rather one who has gone through something of a cold streak where chances he once would have pounced on are going wasted. A return to a happy hunting ground might be all it takes to get back in the groove.
Liverpool, the reigning champions, have only claimed two wins from their last 20 Premier League away games at Arsenal, and Gunners’ boss Mikel Arteta would relish another win to add to their haul. In fact, a win would nudge them to just a point behind Liverpool in the league standings.

But Arteta also knows that Liverpool remain one of the top two teams in England, The drastic dip in results from Jurgen Klopp’s team since the turn of the year has seen the champions fall out of the top four.

For his part, Klopp has urged his side to “squeeze something out of this season” as they attempt to finish 2020-21 in strong fashion.

Meanwhile, Liverpool versus Arsenal has thrown up some scintillating games in the past, and no fixture in Premier League history has seen more goals scored than the 166 they have shared in those battles.

And. Liverpool have scored 94 times in the Premier League rivalry, the most goals the Gunners have shipped against a single opponent in the competition.

Match and telecast details

Match: English Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool
Date: April 4 (Sunday), 2021
Time: 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England

TV Telecast: Star Sports Network
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Likely XIs:

Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Elneny; Pepe, Odegaard, Aubameyang; Lacazette.