01/10/2020 Daily Football Predictions: EFL Cup, Liverpool hosting Arsenal

Home » 01/10/2020 Daily Football Predictions: EFL Cup, Liverpool hosting Arsenal

It is another clash of titans barely after four days, this sees Premier League giants Liverpool hosting Arsenal at Anfield on Thursday night, the fifth round of the EFL Cup. 

On Monday the Premier League champions came from one goal down to grab a 3-1 win over their rivals Arsenal.

Match preview

Jurgen Klopp’s men celebrate defeating Arsenal on Monday night, boasting over 66% possession and had 21 shots.

Arsenal have made great progress and of no doubt appear to be following the right path under their boss Mikel Arteta, though Liverpool dominated throughout the game in their recent clash.

The Liverpool superiority in numerous aspects, was noted even the Arsenal boss admitted, Gunners having plenty of positives to take; they caught Liverpool’s back line out a couple of times.

The hosts deserved to win though, and the performance was another intent from the champions as they maintained their 100% start to the season.

Liverpool has turned into an artificial winning machine developed by Klopp, and that is particularly true at home where they have now won 16 of their last 18 outings across all competitions.

Anfield seems an entertainment stage with Liverpool’s last 3 home games having seen 19 goals fly kissing back of the net in either end – 12 of them scored by the hosts.

Crucially, Arteta already has two trophies, Community Shield and FA Cup in his cabinet and success in the EFL Cup this season would complete a clean sweep of domestic Cups.

Teams News

New Liverpool signing Thiago Alcantara being tested positive for coronavirus and didn’t make an appearance in Monday’s victory. The midfielder will not be available for selection this Thursday and is expected to make a return after the international break. 

The likes of  Neco Williams, Rhys Williams, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott all started in their match against Lincoln and will be hoping for another run-out here, while Sepp van den Berg is also in to feature

Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino were both on the scoresheet against Lincoln and will expect to keep their places from the previous round.

Joel Matip and former Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are still sidelined by injury.

Arsenal are also still without Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe.

Match Facts

  • In their last 6 encounters both teams have failed to keep a clean sheet. 
  • At least 2 goals have been scored in their last six encounters. 
  • Liverpool have won 3, lost 1 and drawn twice in the last 6 matches.
  • Liverpool and Arsenal last season had the highest-scoring fixture in Premier League history 5-5 goals.

Liverpool win

Reds aim at maintaining their win streak, our experts and pundits predict by few goals though.

Betway is giving the champions 1.94 odds while 1xbet 2.08 odds

All time Goal scorer- Salah

Mohamed Salah (2.28 odds Betway). 

Best Kenyan Sport betting sites

FREE BETS for new depositors


Get up to max 1000 Kes on your first deposit


100% deposit bonus up to Kes 11800


Win up to KES 10,000,000.


50% up to Kes 2,700 on first deposit


FREE BETS 100% up to 100 kes.


Get a 500% bonus


100% up to KES 30,000

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *