Liverpool vs Arsenal betting tips: Carabao Cup fourth round match preview & predictions

Liverpool vs Arsenal prediction: Liverpool 4-2 Arsenal

Liverpool will take on Arsenal in the League Cup for the 15th time, thereby making it the most played fixture in the competition’s history.

These two met at Anfield as recently as August in the Premier League with the rampant Reds running out 3-1 winners.

Since, Jürgen Klopp’s men have been almost unstoppable.

Arsenal meanwhile are faltering under Unai Emery and the Spaniard could really do with a statement win.

Who will progress to the fifth round of the Carabao Cup?

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Liverpool vs Arsenal: Who will win?

Liverpool are odds on favourites to come out on top in this one at 7/10.

Arsenal meanwhile are 10/3 to repeat 2007’s League Cup victory at Anfield.

A draw, which would force a penalty shootout, is 3/1.

Over 2.5 goals is 1/2.

Both teams to score is 4/9.

Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals is 11/10.

Liverpool to win and over 3.5 goals is 21/10.

The Reds are 2/5 to qualify; the Gunners are 7/4 to make the fifth round.

Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game with team-mates KRC Genk v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Group E – Luminus Arena 23-10-2019 . (Photo by Mike Egerton/ EMPICS/ PA Images via Getty Images)

Youngster Rhian Brewster could start up front for the home side. He is 9/2 to score first and 7/5 to score anytime.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could feature against his former club. He is 11/1 to break the deadlock and 7/2 to score again.

Gabriel Martinelli meanwhile has been on fire for Arsenal in cup competitions. The Brazilian is 7/1 to open the scoring and 23/10 to add to his impressive tally.

Bukayo Saka has also been one of the bright sparks from Arsenal’s season so far. He is 10/1 to score first and 16/5 to score anytime.

Both Harvey Elliott and Brewster to score is 12/1.

Both Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana to score is 22/1.

Both Emile Smith-Rowe and Martinelli to score is 16/1.

Both Martinelli and Saka to score is 20/1.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Match preview

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 20: Adam Lallana of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford on October 20, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

There is genuine belief that, finally, this could actually be Liverpool’s year.

On Sunday, despite conceding after just 47 seconds, they came back to beat Tottenham 2-1 at Anfield.

Jordan Henderson and then Mohammed Salah from the penalty spot with the goals.

That means Jürgen Klopp’s side are now unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League games when conceding the first goal at home with seven wins and three draws, winning each of their last six.

In the Premier League, they have 28 points out of a possible 30 with their only slip up coming ten days ago in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

That leaves them six points clear of Manchester City.

In all competition, they have now won 27 of their last 31 matches including seven victories in the Champions League.

However, it may not be the priority but, since Jürgen Klopp took over, he has a miserable record in domestic cup competitions.

He’s seen his team fall at either the first or second hurdle six times out of eight.

However, he did lead Liverpool to the final of this competition in his first season at the club.

So can they keep alive their hopes of a first domestic cup triumph since 2012?

A rare Anfield win for Arsenal?

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Joe Willock of Arsenal celebrates his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

As for Arsenal, they’re the side with a much greater need for a boost.

At the weekend, it was going so well for them as they led 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace 2-0 after just ten minutes.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos put them in front before the other centre-back, David Luiz, doubled their lead 106 seconds later.

But, the away side fought back and got it back to 2-2 just after half time.

Sokratis thought he’d won in very late on but his goal was ruled out for a seemingly non-existent foul by VAR.

2-2 it finished which is a bitterly disappointing result given that they lost 1-0 at Sheffield United in their previous league outing.

That leaves the Gunners down in fifth having been third just over a week ago.

However, it is the cup competitions that have provided by far the most excitement for Arsenal fans this season, including a 5-0 drubbing of Nottingham Forrest in the last round.

Last mid-week though, their 100% record in cups nearly came to an end.

They needed a pair of stunning Nicolas Pépé free-kicks to edge out Vitória de Guimarães 3-2 at home in the Europa League.

The Côte d’Ivoire international became the first player to score two free-kicks in a Europa League game since Luis Suárez for Liverpool in 2013.

That win does mean they stay three points clear at the top of Europa League Group F.

However, the majority of Arsenal fans are demanding a change of Head Coach so Unai Emery could really do with improved results and performances.

Will Arsenal get their first win at Anfield in over seven years?

It seems unlikely.

Liverpool team news vs Arsenal

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – AUGUST 14: Adrián of Liverpool celebrates victory after saving the final penalty taken by Tammy Abraham of Chelsea (not pictured) in the penalty shoot out following the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Vodafone Park on August 14, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Alex Caparros – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Jürgen Klopp is most definitely going to ring the changes in this one with much bigger games to come.

Alisson is back from injury in goal so Adrián, who deputised for him so well, will start this one.

UPDATE: On Tuesday, Liverpool announced that young Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher will start this game.

In defence, regulars Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson will all not feature.

Joe Gomez has been struggling for form recently but will start at centre-back.

Djean Lovren and youngsters Sepp van den Berg and Yasser Larouci will make up the defence.

Ki-Jana Hoever, who started and scoring in the last round, will not be involved as he’s currently away with Netherlands at the under 17 World Cup.

Nathaniel Clyne is injured.

In midfield, Jordan Henderson scored his first Premier League goal at Anfield since December 2015 on Sunday; 1414 days in the making.

However, the captain, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum will all come out of the side for this one.

Naby Keïta, James Milner and Adam Lallana could make up the midfield trio.

Harvey Elliott, who became the youngest ever Premier League player at 16 years and 30 days last season, will start in attack. This has been confirmed by a number of reports leading up to the game.

Elliott’s ban for imitating Harry Kane on Instagram is over and he will break records by playing for Liverpool in this one.

As will Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against his former side.

Through the middle is likely to be Divock Origi with young Rhian Brewster left on the bench.

None of the regular front three will feature.

Nevertheless, this side will be confident of beating Arsenal.

Arsenal team news vs Liverpool

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Gabriel Martinelli celebrates scoring the 1st Arsenal goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Standard Liège at Emirates Stadium on October 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

As for Arsenal, with Wolves and then Leicester to come in the Premier League, they too will make changes.

Emiliano Martínez will be in goal once again for a cup tie; he’s kept three clean sheets in four appearances this season.

In defence, neither Héctor Bellerín nor Rob Holding have played in the Premier League this season as they work their way back from injury.

At left-back though, Kieran Tierney made his Premier League debut at the weekend and will surely be first-choice going forward.

Thus, Sead Kolašinac will start this one.

Shkodran Mustafi is expected to keep up his record of having started every cup game.

In midfield, regulars Granit Xhaka and Mattéo Guendouzi will be rested.

Out of favour fans’ favourites Lucas Torreira and Joe Willock will come into midfield.

As will Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Emile Smith Rowe.

Reiss Nelson would start on the other flank but he’s out with a knee injury.

Thus, Bukayo Saka, who was surprisingly left out at the weekend, will come back in.

Through the middle will be Arsenal’s man of the season so far.

Gabriel Martinelli has been directly involved in six goals in three starts for Arsenal in all competitions, scoring five and assisting one.

Will the Brazilian teenager shine brightest again but this time, away at one of football’s most iconic arenas?

UPDATE: On Tuesday it was confirmed that Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, David Luiz, Calum Chambers and Granit Xhaka have all been rested for this one.

The big surprise is that it looks like Mesut Ozil will play some part in proceedings. Perhaps from the start. Perhaps, even, as captain.

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Arsenal.

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Liverpool

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Liverpool

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Liverpool.

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

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Back Liverpool at 8/1 or Arsenal at 25/1 in the Carabao Cup!