We’ve got two League Cup games on Sky tonight and between this match and Chelsea v Manchester United we’re going to lose some of the favourites for the trophy in this round. Man City are through as are our picks Leicester and this evening we’ll see who joins them.
All four teams have bigger games on the horizon with league matches at the weekend followed by European fixtures so squad rotation will definitely come into play. Arsenal come into this match in disarray with internal rumblings and having thrown away a two goal lead against Palace. Liverpool have won every home game whatever the competition and it’s hard to see that changing tonight.
Scoring goals and conceding them seems to be in the DNA of both sides this season. Both have tremendous options up front but are lacking in defensive areas. Liverpool do have the personnel but for whatever reason they are not watertight like last season. Arsenal banking on David Luiz to fix their problems tells its own story.
Liverpool, even against MK Dons, put out a stronger team than Arsenal did against Nottingham Forest so Klopp does seem to hold this competition in slightly higher esteem than his counterpart. The league game earlier on in the season saw a 3-1 win for Liverpool and while the significance of that is limited it is hard to see beyond a) Liverpool winning and b) both teams scoring given how the season so far has panned out.
We’re therefore backing that outcome as has happened so many times this season already at 5/2 with Matchbook.
Our Liverpool v Arsenal bet
Event: Football – EFL Cup – Liverpool v Arsenal
Betting Market: Match Result & BTTS
Stake: 0.5 pts
Published on: Oct 30, 2019 @ 18:03