Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Liverpool v. Arsenal Preview
Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Liverpool v. Arsenal Preview

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy Soccer series.

MATCH DETAILS

Arsenal vs. Liverpool – Premier League - Matchweek 3

August 24, 2019

Anfield, Liverpool

MATCH PREVIEW

Liverpool will host Arsenal on Saturday at Anfield for a matchup of two undefeated teams.

Liverpool, who won nearly all of their home matches last season, have averaged 3.26 goals per match at Anfield, and they are unbeaten in their last eight against Arsenal, winning and drawing four each. Moreover, Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are on fire, coming in with three goals and three assists in two games.

As for Arsenal, they've started the season with two wins for the first time since 2009, though their last two matches at Anfield resulted in losses of 5-1 and 4-0. 

There is a long injury list for both teams, with Arsenal missing Hector Bellerin (cruciate ligament), Kieran Tierney (hernia), and Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin), while Granit Xhaka (bruised leg), is doubtful. For Liverpool, Alisson Becker (calf), Nathaniel Clyne (cruciate ligament) and Naby Keita are out.

PREDICTED XI

Arsenal: Bernd Leno (GK), Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, David Luiz, Nacho Monreal, Dani Ceballos, Matteo Guendouzi, Joe Willock, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette

Liverpool: Adrian (GK), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane

COMBINED XI

PLAYERS RECOMMENDATIONS

Defender: Virgil van Dijk (9 credits): The 28-year-old is the heart of the defense, and averaged 5.2 clearances and 4.8 aerial duels per match last season. Additionally, he contribute in the attack, scoring four goals and assisting two others.

Midfielder: Mohamed Salah (11 credits): Ever since he signed for Liverpool his goal-scoring prowess has gone up a notch, having played 38 matches for the Red's last season where he racked up 22 goals and eight assists. Moreover, he's off to this game with a goal and an assist already this season.

Forward: Roberto Firmino (9.5 credits): Firminio has six goals in his last seven Premier League matches against Arsenal, and he has started off this season with a goal and an assists in two games.

Captain: Roberto Firmino

Vice-Captain: Mohamed Salah

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Ajay Patil
Ajay Patil writes about fantasy cricket and soccer for RotoWire. He has been active in DFS cricket, NBA and soccer since 2015.
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