Liverpool vs Arsenal: prediction for the League Cup match
Liverpool are set to play hosts to Arsenal on Thursday, January 13 in the semi-final match of the League Cup. We made predictions for this game, which you can find in the article below.
Liverpool are enjoying success across all tournaments. The hosts knocked Norwich (3:0) and Preston (2:0) out of the League Cup, and then got a strong-willed victory over Leicester City in the quarterfinal match (4:3 P). In the first round of the FA Cup, Liverpool left no chance to Shrewsbury Town (4:1).
In the Champions League, the Reds became the first English team to win all six games of the group stage. Liverpool are also having a fantastic Premier League season. Jurgen Klopp's men won 12 out of 20 games and recorded 6 draws. Liverpool are currently in 3rd place in the log with a total of 42 points.
However, recently the Reds suffered a slight dip in form. They lost to Leicester City (0:1) and drew with Tottenham and Chelsea (both with a score of 2:2).
Thiago Alcantara, Alexander-Arnold, Origi, Elliott, Phillips, Allisonhave been ruled out due to injury or illness, and Salah, Mane, and Keita are unavailable due to their international duties.
Arsenal have delivered a very confident performance at the current League Cup. They defeated West Bromwich (6:0), AFC Wimbledon (3:0), and Leeds United (2:0) in the first rounds of the tournament, and then crushed Sunderland in the quarterfinal match (5:1). In the FA Cup, however, they were knocked out by Nottingham Forest (0:1) in the very first match.
The Gunners were left without European football this season, which allowed them to focus on their Premier League campaign. After a slow start, Mikel Arteta's charges started delivering solid results and managed to climb onto the 4th line in the standings.
Arsenal earned 35 points from 20 games. The Gunners won 11 matches and drew twice. Compared to the other top-5 clubs, Arsenal have been unimpressive in attack - they have netted only 33 goals this season. After crushing Leeds United (4:1) and Norwich (5:0), the North Londoners lost to Manchester City (1:2) at home on the first day of the new year.
The visitors will be playing without Smith Rowe, Tomiyasu, Balgun, Aubameyang, and Xhaka. Elneny, Pepe, and Partey are helping their national teams at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Arsenal won in 3 of the last 6 head-to-head matches.
In 2 out of 3 head-to-head games, goals were scored in both halves.
This bet played in 3 of the last 5 games of the visitors.
This bet played in 3 of the last 6 away games of Arsenal.
Liverpool will have to play without their most important players, as those who haven't got injured or tested positive for covid, travelled to Cameroon to play at the Africa Cups of Nations. The visitors have a slightly better situation. In the last two years, the Gunners have defeated Liverpool twice, and we think they have a chance to win today, too.
We are predicting a close game on a collision course. Our first bet - Asian handicap (0) to Arsenal
Arsenal won in 3 of the last 6 head-to-head matches, everytime with a margin of just one goal. We are predicting a similar result in the upcoming fixture.
Second bet - Arsenal to win by 1 goal