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Gunners and Reds clash, as Cherries aim to pip the Red Devils


We have arrived at gameweek 11 of the Premier League campaign, and as usual, Saturday afternoon should serve up a feast of top-flight football. Here are the games taking place on Saturday:

Arsenal v Liverpool (Kick-off 5:30 PM)

Without a doubt, the clash at the Emirates between Arsenal and Liverpool looks like the tastiest of the Premier League weekend.

Arsenal are on an unbeaten run of eight games in the top-flight, while the visitors are unbeaten in their ten top-flight outings this season. A victory for the home side would take the Gunners within a point of their second place visitors in the table.

The team from north London are strong on home turf in the top-flight, as they have recorded nine wins in their ten outings at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League. They have also been prolific in those wins, netting at least twice all nine victories.

Only an inferior goal difference to leaders Manchester City separates the visitors from top spot. One of the factors in their current position is their league form on the road, as Jurgen Klopp’s team has now won four of their last five league games on their travels.

The Reds are also unbeaten in six games against the Gunners in all competitions, claiming three wins and three draws. The Merseysiders have only won twice in their last 22 visitors to Arsenal in all competitions, though. The visitors are favourites to win this and improve that record at the Emirates Stadium.

Bournemouth v Manchester United (Kick-off 3 PM)

Bournemouth will be hopeful of keeping their recent good run of form going as the Cherries welcome unconvincing Manchester United to the Vitality Stadium.

A four-game unbeaten run in the Premier League consisting of three wins and draw has seen Eddie Howe’s home side rise to sixth-place in the league table.

The Cherries have been formidable in front of goal of late, scoring at least two goals in three of their four recent wins. Their recent home record has also been one of the keys to the home sides recent good run, as the Cherries are unbeaten in six league outings at the Vitality Stadium, recording four wins and two draws.

Goals have again been the name of the game for the Cherries on home soil, as they have scored two or more goals in four of their last five home league outings.

Manchester United arrive on the south coast in unconvincing form. The Red Devils have won just two of their last eight games in all competitions. However, one of those victories was last time out when they recorded a slightly fortunate 2-1 home win over Everton. Despite seemingly being on a poor run, the Red Devils have suffered just one defeat in their last seven top-flight matches.

One interesting stat from United’s recent top-flight games is that both teams have scored in their last six outings. With Bournemouth in good scoring form that cannot be ruled out in this game.

The visitors have a poor record on their travels, recording just two wins from their last seven games on their travels. Their recent away games have been high scoring, though, with over 2.5 goals scored in four of their five league games on their travels.

Saturday’s other Premier League games (3 PM Kick-offs unless stated)

Cardiff v Leicester

Everton v Brighton

Newcastle v Watford

West Ham v Burnley

Wolves v Tottenham (Kick-off 7:45 PM)

Who will pick up the biggest results in Saturday’s Premier League games?

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