It’s a Premier League showdown with potentially massive title implications as league leaders Arsenal go to Anfield to take on Liverpool, who sit one point behind the Gunners in the table. Aston Villa drew Friday, which means the winner of this match will be at the top of the table. This is the first meeting between these sides this season. They’ll also face off in the third round of the FA Cup at the start of 2024.
Here’s what you need to know for the match, with odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Liverpool v. Arsenal
Date: Saturday, December 23
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: NBC, Telemundo
Livestream: Peacock, fuboTV
Moneyline pick: Draw +250
Liverpool haven’t lost a league match since a September 30 defeat to Tottenham, but they’ve been inconsistent of late. They drew 0-0 with Manchester United last week, and got a big win over West Ham in the EFL Cup, but they’ve also got a loss to Union Saint-Gilloise in the Europa League along with draws against Luton Town and Brighton during this stretch. Arsenal saw a six-match winning streak across all competitions end against Aston Villa, but the Gunners are coming off a win over Brighton last week ahead of this game.
Alexis Mac Allister, Thiago, Andy Robertson, Diogo Jota, Joel Matip and Stefan Bajcetic will not be available for Liverpool, while Ryan Gravenberch’s status is up in the air. Arsenal won’t have Thomas Partey, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Jurrien Timber and Fabio Vieira. Mohamed Elneny and Jorginho are considered questionable.
The Reds don’t lose much at Anfield, and they’ve done well against effectively every opponent who has come into that stadium. However, Man United getting a draw last week will give Arsenal some confidence. I like another draw here, although I expect some goals in this one after last week’s 0-0 result. Take the draw at +250.