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Liverpool vs Arsenal betting tips: Carabao Cup semi-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

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Liverpool vs Arsenal betting tips

This article covers Liverpool vs Arsenal betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

Liverpool 1/1

Draw 14/5

Arsenal 12/5

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Match details

Match: Liverpool vs Arsenal

Competition: Carabao Cup semi-final first leg

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, (UK)

Stadium: Anfield

Betting prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal

Liverpool vs Arsenal betting tips: Carabao Cup semi-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

LEEDS, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 18: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road on December 18, 2021 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Recommended bets

Both teams to score is 8/13.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 20/21.

Liverpool to win and both teams to score is 13/5.

Diogo Jota is 15/4 to break the deadlock and 21/20 to score against Arsenal again anytime.

Gabriel Martinelli is 8/1 to open the scoring and 12/5 to net in 90 minutes.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: What are the betting odds?

Liverpool vs Arsenal – recent form and head to head statistics

Liverpool FC vs Arsenal FC form
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Arsenal FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:2
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Liverpool FC vs Brentford FC - 3:0
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Liverpool FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:0
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Liverpool FC vs Shrewsbury Town - 4:1
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Chelsea FC vs Liverpool FC - 2:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Arsenal FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:2
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Liverpool FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:0
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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal FC - 1:0
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Arsenal FC vs Manchester City - 1:2
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Norwich City vs Arsenal FC - 0:5
Last 5 games for Liverpool FC
January 20, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 2 Liverpool FC
January 16, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Liverpool FC 3  - 0 Brentford FC
January 13, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Liverpool FC 0  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 9, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Liverpool FC 4  - 1 Shrewsbury Town
January 6, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 0 Liverpool FC
Last 5 games for Arsenal FC
January 20, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 2 Liverpool FC
January 16, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 0  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 13, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Liverpool FC 0  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 9, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Nottingham Forest 1  - 0 Arsenal FC
January 6, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 0 Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC vs Arsenal FC EFL Cup 21/22 form
Liverpool FC Arsenal FC
5 Matches played 6
4 Matches won 4
62 Goal attempts 48
15 Shots on goal 22
25 Shots off goal 17
34 Corner kicks 31
54% Average ball possession 35%
22 Shots blocked 9
5 Cards given 10
58 Free kicks 57
10 Offsides 12
1 Shots on post 1
14 Goals by foot 15
1 Goals by head 1
10 Goals scored 16
3 Goals conceded 3
Liverpool FC vs Arsenal FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Liverpool FC Arsenal FC
68 Matches 68
35 Home Matches 33
33 Away Matches 35
128 Total Goals 105
1.88 Average Goals Scored 1.54
25 Wins 19
19 Losses 25
24 Draws 24
Last 5 games & match results between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC
January 20, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 2 Liverpool FC
January 13, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Liverpool FC 0  - 0 Arsenal FC
November 20, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Liverpool FC 4  - 0 Arsenal FC
April 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0  - 3 Liverpool FC
October 1, 2020 EFL Cup 20/21 Liverpool FC 0  - 0 Arsenal FC

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Match preview

Liverpool vs Arsenal betting tips: Carabao Cup semi-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

Liverpool’s Neco Williams applauds the fans after the pre-season friendly match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Monday August 9, 2021. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)

A week later than scheduled, Liverpool and Arsenal kick off their Carabao Cup semi-final, this time with the first leg at Anfield.

Last week’s first leg, due to take place at the Emirates, did not go ahead due to a suspected Covid-19 outbreak within Liverpool’s squad.

Jürgen Klopp has since confirmed they recorded a number of false positives, only heightening the cynicism, scepticism and suspicion surrounding the postponement.

Nevertheless, this tie will now commence on Merseyside, before concluding in North London seven days later.

Will Liverpool make first leg home advantage count?

To get here, the Reds eased past Norwich City and Preston North End in the early rounds, but then needed a dramatic victory in the quarter-finals.

They fell behind twice at home to Leicester, 2-0 and 3-1, but Takumi Minamino’s 96th minute equaliser forced a penalty competition.

Caoimhín Kelleher was the hero of the shootout, saving twice, before Diogo Jota got the glory, converting to send his team through.

Liverpool are the joint-record winners of this trophy, doing so eight times, but this is their first domestic semi-final of any kind for five years.

At the weekend though, they enjoyed another cup victory, coming from behind to beat Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup.

Kaide Gordon equalised before a brace from Fabinho and a back-heal finish, having come off the bench, from Roberto Firmino saw them ease through 4-1.

Despite winning all four cup ties they’ve played this season, Liverpool have won just 20 of 38 domestic cup matches since Klopp’s appointment.

But, given they are currently 11 points adrift league-leaders Manchester City, cup competitions could increase in importance.

This is actually the third successive season Arsenal and Liverpool will meet in the League Cup.

In 2019, in the fourth round, they played out an exhilarating 5-5 draw with Liverpool winning on penalties.

12 months later, the two met again at the same stage but this tie finished goalless with Arsenal claiming victory in the subsequent shootout.

One was played in front of 52,694 supporters and the other zero; you’ll never be able to guess which is which.

Now, they meet in the semi-finals with a place at Wembley so will Liverpool claim a first leg lead at Anfield?

Will Arsenal leave Anfield with a lead?

Liverpool vs Arsenal betting tips: Carabao Cup semi-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – JANUARY 09: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal reacts after missing a chance during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on January 9, 2022 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Arsenal meanwhile make the trip to Merseyside following successive defeats which have burst the bubble of optimism.

On Sunday, Mikel Arteta’s side were dumped out the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest, losing 1-0 at the City Ground without mustering a shot on target.

A week earlier, on New Years’ Day, their unbeaten run had been ended by Manchester City, losing 2-1 in a controversial Premier League fixture.

This isn’t very good timing at all because this tie commences a huge week for the Gunners who come into it needing to show a reaction.

In the next seven days, there’s obviously the second leg of this tie with a pivotal North London derby in the league in between.

Given that, in the Premier League table, Arsenal are just two points above Spurs, the winners of that game will take a huge step towards a top four spot.

What Gunners’ fans can take heart from is their Carabao Cup form so far this season.

They have had to come through four rounds to get this far but have done so emphatically, scoring 16 goals and conceding just once.

West Bromwich Albion, AFC Wimbledon, Leeds United and, most recently, League One side Sunderland have all be swatted aside.

Also, Arsenal are unbeaten in six domestic cup semis, last losing one to Chelsea in the FA Cup in 2009.

But, this’ll be by far their toughest test of the competition so far and, if they play anywhere near as badly as Sunday, they haven’t got a prayer.

With the second leg to come at home next Thursday, will Arsenal be in a decent positition?


Liverpool team news vs Arsenal

Liverpool vs Arsenal betting tips: Carabao Cup semi-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

Liverpool’s Kostas Tsimikas during the pre-season friendly match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Monday August 9, 2021. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)

Since February 2014, these two clubs have played 11 times at Anfield with Liverpool unbeaten in these games, scoring 37 and conceding 15.

Caoimhín Kelleher will certainly be hoping there aren’t quite as many goals in this encounter, at his end at least.

The Republic of Ireland international will continue in goal, even though Alisson’s self-isolation period may well be over.

At the back, in a team full of youngsters, Virgil van Dijk was a surprise starter against Shrewsbury Town on Sunday.

But, the Dutchman is likely to keep his place for this match, possibly with Joël Matip displacing Ibrahima Konaté alongside.

At full-back, Kostas Tsimikas could be rotated in for Andy Robertson on the left.

On the other side, Trent Alexander-Arnold is unlikely to be risked so Conor Bradley, who provided an assist against Shrewsbury, could keep his place.

In midfield, youngsters Tyler Morton, who’s actually now made eight appearances this season, and Elijah Dixon-Bonner started at the weekend.

But, more senior options James Milner and Curtis Jones could be in alongside Fabinho who bagged a brace on Sunday, his first for six years.

Jordan Henderson has been struggling for fitness of late, Thiago Alcântara is injured and Naby Keïta is at the Africa Cup of Nations.

In attack, they’re short of options as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, who’ve scored 33 goals between them this season, are also both at AFCON.

The good news is that Roberto Firmino is back from injury so he could form a front three alongside Diogo Jota and Takumi Minamino.

The Japanese international has so far scored in every round of the Carabao Cup this year, including a 96th minute equaliser against Leicester.

Divock Origi, who’s scored 11 in 15 career League Cup appearances, is injured while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be on the bench against his former employers.

Will this somewhat depleted Reds side claim the victory?

Arsenal team news vs Liverpool

Liverpool vs Arsenal betting tips: Carabao Cup semi-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: Gabriel of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on October 30, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta’s squad is stretched to the limits, even more so than their hosts, meaning he has very limited options.

In goal, Bernd Leno’s four appearance since the start of September have all been in cup competitions, most recently on Sunday.

Even in defeat at the City Ground, the German proved himself to be an able deputy so will keep the gloves with regular number one Aaron Ramsdale on the bench.

In defence, Takehiro Tomiyasu missed the weekend’s game with a knock but is hopeful of returning to take Cédric’s place at right-back.

On the other side, Nuno Tavares was hooked a mere half an hour into that one so, it stands to reason, Kieran Tierney will be in from the off this time.

In the middle, Gabriel is back after serving his one-match ban but could have a semi-unfamiliar partner alongside.

Rob Holding could complete the back four with Benjamin White pushing into midfield due to a lack of options.

At the moment, Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are at AFCON while Granit Xhaka has tested positive for Covid-19; it’s unknown when his isolation period ends.

So, White could be deployed alongside Albert Sambi Lokonga, after 18 year old Charlie Patino made his full senior debut against Nottingham Forest.

Further forward, Emile Smith Rowe missed that game with a slight injury but should be back in contention here.

Nevertheless, it could be the same attacking trio of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Martin Ødegaard in between.

Scope for rotation is limited with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pépé over in Cameroon right now.

In attack, despite looking alarmingly out of his depth at the weekend, Eddie Nketiah could lead the line again.

He’ll be looking to add to his ten League Cup goals, from just nine appearances in the competition.

Regular centre-forward Alexandre Lacazette will be saved for Sunday.

Will Arsenal leave Anfield still in this tie?


Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Liverpool

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Liverpool

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Premier League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 22 18 2 2 54 13 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 13 6 2 55 18 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 12 8 3 46 18 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 4 7 41 30 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 11 3 5 26 22 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 11 2 7 33 25 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 10 5 6 35 30 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 9 4 7 17 15 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 6 11 4 22 22 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 5 9 7 25 33 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 7 2 11 27 32 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 6 5 11 25 36 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 5 7 8 24 39 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 5 4 10 24 34 -10 19
17 Norwich City 22 4 4 14 13 45 -32 16
18 Watford FC 20 4 2 14 23 40 -17 14
19 Newcastle United 20 1 9 10 20 43 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11 11
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19:45 (UK), Thursday 13 January 2022.

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Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal.

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