Fulham vs Liverpool EFL Cup predictions: tips, odds and team news
Liverpool will be hoping to secure their spot in the EFL Cup final when they face Fulham on Wednesday at 8pm (UK time).
Fulham vs Liverpool odds
*Odds correct as of 07:00 on January 24
Liverpool are the most successful side in EFL Cup history, and they are just one game away from yet another final. Last lifting the trophy in 2022, Liverpool have won the EFL Cup nine times, one more than Manchester City who had climbed up the standings in recent years. It was Man City who beat Liverpool in 2016, the last time they failed to win the final, though appearances haven’t been too frequent since the 2010s. And they’re in a good position to reach the final, leading 2-1 after the first leg.
Fulham, meanwhile, are looking to reach the EFL Cup final for the first time in their history. In fact, this is the furthest they’ve ever been in the EFL Cup, with their previous best a handful of runs to the quarter-finals — the last coming in 2004/05 when they were beaten by eventual winners Chelsea. Entering in the second round, Fulham had a tough opening game against Tottenham but beat their London rivals on penalties. They then knocked out Championship sides Norwich and Ipswich, before another penalty shootout victory over Everton in the quarter-finals.
Fulham vs Liverpool predictions
Fulham vs Liverpool: Predictions
|Fulham 1-2 Liverpool
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The stats behind our Fulham vs Liverpool predictions:
- Liverpool hit the target with just three of their 12 shots against Arsenal in the FA Cup.
- Liverpool have won their past three games against Fulham.
- Cody Gakpo has scored four goals in four games in the EFL Cup this season.
- Liverpool have scored in each of their past seven games across all competitions.
- Fulham have scored in each of their past five home games against Liverpool.
Fulham vs Liverpool match tip
This is a fixture that Liverpool have dominated over the past 10 or so years. Although the Reds did go winless in three games against Fulham between 2020 and 2022, only one of those was a defeat. On top of that, it was a mere blip in a larger run for Liverpool of nine wins in 12 matches since Fulham did the double over the Reds in 2011/12. However, Fulham have scored in each of their past five home games against Liverpool, and will test the Reds defence.
Fulham vs Liverpool Bet-Builder tip
Cody Gakpo continued his excellent record in the EFL Cup in the first-leg win over Fulham. The Dutchman scored the winner for Liverpool, to complete the comeback, and kill Fulham’s hopes. It was his fourth goal in as many games in the EFL Cup this season, and Gakpo is the first player to score in four consecutive matches in the competition for Liverpool since Vladimir Smicer in 2000/01. The two games between Liverpool and Fulham this season have seen 10 goals scored, so don’t be surprised if they fly in again at Craven Cottage.
Cody Gakpo has scored in all four of his EFL Cup appearances this season.
The two matches between Liverpool and Fulham this season have seen 10 goals scored.
Fulham vs Liverpool team news
Fulham team news
|Calvin Bassey, Fode Ballo-Toure, Alex Iwobi
Calvin Bassey, Fode Ballo-Toure and Alex Iwobi are all away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations. Adama Traore has been injured but could feature.
Liverpool team news
|Mohamed Salah, Wataru Endo, Kostas Tsimikas, Thiago, Dominik Szoboszlai, Andy Robertson, Stefan Bajcetic, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold
This game will be too soon for Dominik Szoboszlai and Trent Alexander-Arnold, while the likes of Thiago, Andy Robertson and Stefan Bajcetic won’t be back until next month due to injury. Mohamed Salah and Wataru Endo are, of course, away on international duty. Curtis Jones had to come off against Bournemouth and his involvement is as yet unknown.
Fulham vs Liverpool head-to-head record
- 10 January 2024 – Liverpool 2-1 Fulham – EFL Cup
- 3 December 2023 – Liverpool 4-3 Fulham – Premier League
- 3 May 2023 – Liverpool 1-0 Fulham – Premier League
- 6 August 2022 – Fulham 2-2 Liverpool – Premier League
- 7 March 2021 – Liverpool 0-1 Fulham – Premier League
- 13 December 2020 – Fulham 1-1 Liverpool – Premier League
After going three games without victory against Fulham, Liverpool have won their last three matches in this fixture including the first leg victory at the start of the month,