Arsenal vs. Liverpool: Odds, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistNovember 2, 2018

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Liverpool face one of their toughest away days in the Premier League on Saturday, with the Reds visiting Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Both teams have been in superb form during the opening games of the campaign, and new Gunners manager Unai Emery has impressed supporters with his tactics.

The visitors have appeared slightly less dynamic in attack since the summer, but a rigid defence has allowed the Reds to go unbeaten in the Premier League.


Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

Time: 5.30 p.m. (GMT), 1:30 p.m. (ET)

Odds: Arsenal: 5-2, Liverpool: Evens, Draw: 14-5

Live StreamBT Sport (UK), NBC Sports Live (U.S.)

TV: BT Sport (UK), NBC Sports Live (U.S.)

Odds via OddsShark.



Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery reacts during the UEFA Europa League group E football match Sporting CP vs Arsenal FC at the Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on October 25, 2018. (Photo by Francisco LEONG / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FRANCISC

Life after iconic boss Arsene Wenger threatened to be a period of transition for Arsenal, but Emery has been a breath of fresh air for the Gunners.

The north London giants have started the season well under the Spaniard, and his team continue to play with the flair made famous at Arsenal over the past two decades.

However, Liverpool will provide a huge test in the clash on Saturday evening.

Mohamed Salah has lacked a spring in his step since his shoulder injury in the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid, but the Egyptian international is beginning to play his way back into form.

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The forward combined expertly with Sadio Mane to beat Cardiff City 4-1 at Anfield, and shades of coach Jurgen Klopp's team from last season were clearly evident.

The Gunners defence has conceded 13 goals in 10 Premier League games, and Liverpool will expect to exploit that on the counter-attack.

Klopp's men could play a high line to compress Arsenal's midfield, allowing Salah and Mane to cause havoc in and around the penalty area.

LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 25: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Sporting CP and Arsenal at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 25, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.  (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Im
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The hosts have their own pair of raiding attackers, with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang combining to scare opponents.

Liverpool's defence has been incredibly mean, only shipping four goals in the season so far, and this has been the foundation of their Premier League title ambitions thus far.

Aubameyang's ability to play wide of Lacazette has spread the attack for Emery, and the Reds' progressive full-backs will have to be patient and vigilant.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker has delivered incredible statistics this term, and Klopp knows all about him due to their time together in the Bundesliga.

The Premier League highlighted the Gabon international's form since joining the Gunners in January:

Premier League @premierleague

Aubameyang has scored a #PL goal on average every 104.6 minutes That's the best mins/goal ratio in the competition’s history (min.10 goals) https://t.co/xqsWeqJ1Dw

A defeat for Arsenal would burst their bubble. The Gunners are attempting to extend their unbeaten run to 13 in all competitions, and a draw would not be a bad result a dangerous team such as Liverpool.

The Reds are more organised under Klopp than during any point in his tenure on Merseyside, but with Manchester City and Chelsea in good shape, victory is essential on the road.

The Gunners will likely fight it out with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United for the remaining Champions League spots at the end of the campaign, and Emery must make sure his side do not suffer a dip in the coming weeks.