Wednesday 30 October: 7.30pm KO
Live on Sky Sports Football
Liverpool sit at the top of the English Premier League and are reigning European Champions. Their recent record in domestic cup competitions isn’t so great though. They will make changes aplenty for this game as they host Arsenal in the last sixteen of the Carabao Cup.
Just how much does Jurgen Klopp want to win the Carabao Cup? The same question applies to the FA Cup because Liverpool haven’t reached a final in either competition since 2012. They have lost in the third round of this competition in the past two seasons. The last time they made it past the fourth round of the FA Cup was in the 2014/15 season.
You can get odds of 5/1 (6.0) at BetVictor to lift the trophy this season. They are renowned at present for their fantastic home record. However, in the Carabao Cup, Liverpool have lost their last two home games.
Liverpool do have a strong squad so will be able to put out a team that will put up a big fight. Just how weak a team Klopp plays is the big pre-match question. The odds of Liverpool winning this match are 4/5 (1.8) at Paddy Power.
Arsenal have a better recent record in this competition than their opponents. They have reached two quarter finals in the last three seasons and in 2018 lost in the final to Manchester City. A trip to William Hill will see you getting odds of 14/1 (15.0) on Arsenal to win the Carabao Cup.
Just like their opponents, Arsenal will ring the changes for this game. They are fifth in the Premier League, 12 points behind Liverpool. Sunday saw them give away a 2-0 lead at home to Crystal Palace, the second time they’ve done that this season. A bet on both teams scoring in this match has odds of 1/2 (1.5) at Coral.
Only two of their last ten games in this competition have been lost. Those were against Tottenham and Manchester City. You can get 3/1 (4.0) at Betfred on them getting a win at Anfield on Wednesday evening.
The two teams have already met once at Anfield this season with Liverpool winning 3-1. That extended Liverpool’s unbeaten run against the Gunners to nine games. Nine of the last 11 meetings have had over 2.5 goals scored in them. It’s 1/2 (1.5) at Unibet that this stat comes up in this cup tie.
A much changed Liverpool team will make it onto the pitch for this game. Liverpool beat MK Dons in the third round and that side included players such as Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones, Ki-Jana Hoever and Rhian Brewster. Arsenal will also put out a side with several youth players. If you want to place a bet on this game, head over to Betbull for a different kind of betting experience.
It could well be a match that sees more reserve players than first team regulars playing. Arsenal are used to playing a weakened side in cup competitions and they have got better results than Liverpool. A double chance bet on them to win or draw this cup tie has odds of 10/11 (1.91) at SkyBet.