Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal (ARS) host title challengers Liverpool (LIV) in the rescheduled Matchday 27 fixture of the Premier League 2021-22 season at the Emirates Stadium in the early hours of Thursday, March 17. The match will kick off at 1:45 PM IST.

ARS vs LIV Dream11 prediction

Historically, Liverpool hold the upper hand in terms of their head-to-head record with Arsenal, having won 24 of their total 59 Premier League meetings with the Gunners. Arteta’s men, on the other hand, have registered just 16 wins, with their last victory coming in July 2020.

While both teams have won each of their last five league games, the superior run of form that the Reds have enjoyed against Arsenal in the past gives them the edge in Thursday’s fixture. In their last five meetings, Liverpool have scored at least three goals on as many as four occasions.

ARS vs LIV Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2021-22

Top tip: Best forward

With Mohamed Salah likely to miss the game due to injury, LIV forward Diogo Jota becomes an automatic pick for this contest. The Portugal international has a favourite opponent in Arsenal, to say the very least, as he has netted four goals in his last three outings against the Gunners. 

Top tip: Best midfielder

Registered as a midfielder, Liverpool winger Sadio Mane is an outright pick for this match. The Senegalese, like Jota, has been excellent against the Gunners in the past, having scored a goal in each of his last two trips to the Emirates. His form may have been hot and cold of late, but he always manages to haunt Arsenal in the league.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

LIV defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has provided five assists in his last five league games against Arsenal, making him one of the top picks for Thursday’s encounter. The young full-back, selected by 92.1 per cent of fantasy users, has already tallied 1,456 fantasy points and is highly tipped to add more to his tally.

As for a goalkeeper, Alisson Becker of LIV should be a preferred choice since the Brazilian is more likely to keep a clean sheet.

ARS vs LIV probable playing XI

ARS playing XI (probable): Aaron Ramsdale; Cedric Soares, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney; Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Alexandre Lacazette (captain)

LIV playing XI (probable): Alisson (goalkeeper); Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson (captain), Fabinho, Thiago; Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane, Luiz Diaz

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