The first meeting of the English League Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Liverpool will take place on 6 January.
The Gunners have won the English League Cup twice (1987 and 1993). The Londoners last reached the final in this tournament in 2018.
In the previous stages of the tournament, Mikel Arteta’s charges passed West Bromwich (6: 0), AFC Wimbledon (3: 0), Leeds (2: 0) and Sunderland (5: 1).
In the last matches of the Premier League, Arsenal defeated Norwich (5: 0), and then lost to Manchester City (1: 2) at home.
After 20 Premier League matches, Arsenal is 4th with 35 points. The goal difference is 33-25, Emil Smith-Rowe scored 8. El Nenni, Pepe, Kolasinac, Parti, Aubameyang, Magalhaes will not play, Nketia is in question.
Liverpool, like Manchester City, have had the most English League Cup trophies – 8 times each. But the last time the team won this tournament was in the 2011/12 season.
In the current draw, the Merseysides have beaten Norwich (3: 0) and Preston (2: 0) away in regular time, and Leicester have been defeated at home on penalties (3: 3, 5: 4).
In the last matches of the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s charges lost to Leicester (0: 1) and drew with Chelsea (2: 2).
After 20 rounds of the Premier League, Liverpool is third with 42 points. The goal difference is 52-18. Minamino, Origi, Phillips, Salah, Mane, Elliot, Alcantra will not play. Firmino, Allison, Matip and Klopp himself are in question.
Forecast and rate
For Arsenal’s victory in this meeting, download 1xbet give odds of 2.33 , for a draw in regulation time – 3.50 , and for Liverpool’s victory – 3.05.
In the first round of the Premier League, Liverpool defeated Arsenal at home (4-0). Last season, Arsenal lost in the Premier League away (1: 3) and at home (0: 3), and in the 4th round of the League Cup they won at home on penalties (0: 0, 5: 4).
In the English League Cup, Liverpudlians are unbeaten in regular time in 5 matches. We predict that in this meeting tooLiverpool will not lose in regular time…
Interesting betting options “Both To Score” for 1.55 and Total over 2.5 for 1.69.