Liverpool vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
LIVERPOOL VS ARSENAL: PREDICTIONS
In what can only be described as a clash of titans, Premier League heavyweights Liverpool and Arsenal collide at Anfield on Thursday night for the second time in a week to contest a place in the EFL Cup quarter-final.
The Reds have won all four of their competitive matches so far this season, including beating Arsenal 3-1 in the Premier League on Monday. Despite that, the Gunners are much-improved under Mikel Arteta and with both sides set to make sweeping changes to their starting XIs, this could be a close call.
Arsenal have already beaten Liverpool in cup competition this season, too, winning 5-4 on penalties to seal the Community Shield title after drawing 1-1 in normal time.
And if last season’s 5-5 draw in this competition is anything to go by, we could be in for more fireworks at Anfield.
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LIVERPOOL VS ARSENAL: TEAM STATS
This is a fixture synonymous with goals and has all the ingredients for another feast of final third activity. Across the past 12 fixtures (in all competitions) there has only been one game in which either Arsenal or Liverpool fired a blank. In that time, 58 goals have breached the net at a rate of nearly five per game. When it comes to Liverpool and Arsenal, the defence has almost been redundant in past games, it’s about who can outscore who. True playground rules.
Both sides are highly likely to rotate their starting XIs here and with that comes an opportunity for Divock Origi to once again prove his worth to Jurgen Klopp. The Belgian netted during a 7-2 demolition of Lincoln City in the last round, while he bagged another two goals during last season’s 5-5 thriller, so he certainly has Arsenal’s number already.
Arsenal’s record against Liverpool has deteriorated rapidly since Klopp pitched up at Anfield in 2015, but in recent games, they have started to close the gap, notably the 2-1 win at the Emirates in July, in which the Gunners came from behind to sink the Premier League champions. A Community Shield victory has since followed, but they were dominated by the Reds during that 3-1 defeat earlier this week.