Stadium: Emirates (London, England)
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
The return leg of the English League Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Liverpool takes place on 20th January. The first leg ended 0-0. The return leg is threatened by another postponement due to the injury problems at Arsenal, but it is very likely to take place. Who will win the upcoming game? Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet official website.
Arsenal vs Liverpool betting odds
Bookmakers have already given a forecast for the return game, where the guests are considered the favorites of this meeting. A bet on Liverpool’s victory in regulation time can be made at odds of 2.13, on Arsenal’s success in 90 minutes it is proposed to bet at odds of 3.55. The odds of a draw in regulation time are priced at 3.65.
In the last 10 games in the English League Cup the London club has lost within 90 minutes only 1 time (6 wins and 3 draws). In the current tournament, the team has 4 wins and 1 draw in regulation time with a total score of 16-1.
Mohamed El Nenni, Cedric Soares, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe will not be available for various reasons. Granit Džaka is suspended, while Ciad Kolasinac has transferred to Marseille.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have beaten Norwich and Preston away in regulation time (twice on aggregate), while they beat Leicester on penalties and drew with the Canaries.
Liverpool have lost just once in the last 9 games in this competition, winning 4 times in 90 minutes and drawing 4 times. In the away league cup, Liverpool have won 3 games in regulation time.
Thiago Alcantara, Harvey Elliott, Nathaniel Phillips and Divock Origi will miss the game through injury. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are away for the Africa Cup.
Interesting stats betting
In the 4 previous head-to-head encounters in the English League Cup and the FA Super Cup, the teams have failed to determine a winner in 90 minutes time. The odds are 3.55 to win the game in regulation time.
In 7 of the last 10 head-to-head encounters in official tournaments, there have been no draws in the second 45 minutes. You can bet on the same outcome of the 2nd half in the upcoming match with the odds of 1.45.
The Canaries have not scored in the 2nd half in 7 previous head-to-head encounters in the APL, English League Cup and Super Cup. Arsenal ITM 0.5 in the second half can be bet at odds of 1.94.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: prediction and betting on the match
The first encounter did not reveal the winner, with Liverpool playing a half on the powerplay, but failed to implement the advantage. It seems that the team will have implementation problems in the APL in the near future as well; Liverpool are clearly missing Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who left for the Africa Cup.
Arsenal did not play in the league the day before, the London derby with Tottenham having been postponed due to an overabundance of injuries in the Canaries’ squad. By the return leg, the London side will have recruited the required number of players and will put one of the league leaders in good stead. I do not expect any particular performance. Possibly, the fate of the match will be decided by 1 goal, but it’s a question of when it will be scored. It’s quite possible that the teams will again draw in regulation time, and it will come down to a penalty shoot-out. Despite the fact that the London club plays poorly with Liverpool in their head-to-head encounters, I will still focus on the fact that the Canaries have only lost on home field to Manchester City since last September, while Liverpool cannot win away in 3 straight games. My prediction for this match is Arsenal for odds of 2.43