The prediction of Liverpool and Arsenal comes before the match of the EFL Cup semi-finals. This game will be played on January 13th, at Anfield, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Match Preview and Team News
Liverpool welcomes Arsenal to Anfield in this League Cup semi-final. This would have been the second-leg tie, but Liverpool requested the first leg be postponed because of a major Covid outbreak in their team. This postponement suits Arsenal as they have the advantage of playing the deciding second leg at home. Liverpool won their last match 4-1 against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup and will be particularly pleased with the performance of their young players as they are missing star forwards Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane, who are away on national duty at the AFCON championships. Nathaniel Phillips (Cheekbone Fracture), Divock Origi (Muscular problems), Alisson (Coronavirus), Harvey Elliott (Fracture-dislocation of the ankle), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Coronavirus), and Roberto Firmino (Coronavirus) won’t be able to feature for Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp. 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.
Mikel Arteta will demand a quick reaction from their players after the shocking defeat in the last match. The 14-time record holders of the FA Cup were dumped out in the third round by Championship side Nottingham Forest. Arsenal continued their recent poor away form, having now lost four of their last six matches. Defeat in their previous two matches brought an end to a run of five successive victories. They know that they will have their best chance in almost a decade to win at Anfield as their opponents are left decimated with Covid disruptions and national call-up. Due to a mostly available group of players, there’s just one fitness problem for the Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to be concerned about. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Coronavirus) won’t be playing here. 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. Martin Odegaard showed why he was brought in. He has good dribbling, and speed is his advantage.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Predicted Lineups
Liverpool: Kelleher, van Dijk, Tsimikas, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Konaté, Milner, Henderson, Fabinho, Firmino, Jones, Jota.
Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tierney, Holding, Gabriel, White, Tavares, Lokonga, Ødegaard, Lacazette, Saka, Martinelli.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Betting Tips and Predictions
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Arsenal is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Liverpool should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Liverpool to win @2.20
Over 2.5 FT @1.70
Correct score 2:1 @9.00