The prediction of Arsenal and Liverpool comes before the match of the EFL Cup semi-finals. This game will be played on January 20th at Emirates Stadium, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Match Preview and Team News
The Carabao Cup semi-final second leg pits Arsenal against Liverpool, with the winner facing Chelsea in the final. The first leg was a scoreless 0-0 draw at Anfield, a result that Arsenal will undoubtedly be thrilled with. They haven’t won in the last three matches, losing twice, and have failed to score in their previous two games. The Gunners will go into this game without Granit Xhaka, who was sent off in the opening leg. At the same time, they have a few injuries to key men. Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and Cedric Soares are all likely to miss with injury. Arsenal will be even shorter, with four players away at the AFCON 2021. Albert Sambi Lokonga found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy. Gabriel Martinelli showed why he was brought in. He has good dribbling, and speed is his advantage. Many teams are interested in this guy.
Liverpool returned to winning ways in their weekend fixture, beating a hapless Brentford 3-0. They have been a bit shaky in the absence of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, and Naby Keita, who are all at the AFCON 2021. This will be a chance for them to show they can do it without the trio, and Takumi Minamino will be expected to do better than in the first leg. They are unbeaten in the last four matches, with two wins and two draws, while they have two straight clean sheets heading into this game, one of them against Arsenal. Liverpool has, however, failed to score in two of their last five matches. Liverpool should be able to field a stronger team than Arsenal, as apart from the AFCON trio, they only have Divock Origi, Thiago, and Harvey Elliot on the injury list. Fabinho has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain plays excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Predicted Lineups
Arsenal: Ramsdale, Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Lokonga, Xhaka, Saka, Martinelli, Lacazette, Nketiah.
Liverpool: Alisson, Bradley, Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Henderson, Fabinho, Jones, Gordon, Jota, Minamino.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Betting Tips and Predictions
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw.
We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.
BTTS Yes @1.65
Correct score 1:1 @8.00