Liverpool will host Arsenal in the semi-final of the English Football League Cup.
The fixture is scheduled for 7:45 GMT on Thursday, 13 January 2022 at Anfield.
Latest odds on betting sites
Liverpool have their winning odds placed at 1.95 (-105 American; 19/20 Fractional). Arsenal, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 4.00 (+300; 3/1). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.94 (+294; 147/50).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Liverpool — 50%, draw — 25%, Arsenal — 25%.
Latest betting odds on Liverpool vs Arsenal (13 January 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.70 (-143; 7/10)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.33 (+133; 133/100)
- To qualify Liverpool — 1.62 (-161; 31/50)
- To qualify Arsenal — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.63 (-156; 63/100)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.22 (+122; 61/50)
Match preview and stats
The Gunners were knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest in their last game. Lewis Grabban scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute with a nice finish into the net.
Arsenal were dominant in the game with 67% ball possession and 456 passes completed. The Gunners created nine chances with one being a big chance. They had 10 shots.
Arsenal smashed Sunderland by five goals to one in the quarter-finals of the English Football League Cup. Edward Nketiah opened the scoreline in the 17th minute with a nice finish from close range. Nicolas Pepe doubled the scoreline in the 27th minute with a top strike into the roof of the net. Nathan Broadhead pulled one back in the 31st minute with an awesome finish over the top of the goalkeeper.
Edward Nketiah made it 3-1 in the 49th minute as he converted a low cross from close range. The England international got his hat-trick in the 58th minute with a sublime backheel from six yards out. Charlie Patino scored the last goal of the game as Arsenal qualified for the semi-finals.
The Gunners suffered a 1-2 defeat in their last Premier League game against Manchester City. Arsenal are fourth in the Premier League table with 35 points. The Gunners have scored 33 goals while conceding 25 goals with a difference of +8. Arsenal have won four of their last five games in all competitions.
Arsenal team news: Thomas Partey, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Mohamed Elneny are unavailable due to international duties. Calum Chambers tested positive to Covid and is unavailable. Sead Kolasinac is out of the game with an ankle injury.
Liverpool got a 4-1 victory over Shrewsbury in their FA Cup game. Daniel Udoh opened the scoreline in the 27th minute with a nice effort into the top-left corner. Kaide Gordon made it 1-1 in the 34th minute with a low strike into the bottom-left corner. Liverpool were awarded a penalty in the 43rd minute as Fabinho converted the spot-kick.
Roberto Firmino scored the fourth goal of the night as he finished with the back of his heel. Fabinho scored the last goal of the night as he hammered an effort into the net.
Liverpool had 83% of the ball with 769 accurate passes. The Reds created 17 chances with four being big chances. Liverpool had 19 shots with six being on target.
Liverpool made an impressive comeback against Leicester City as they won the game on penalties. Jamie Vardy opened the scoreline in the ninth minute with a low shot across the goal.
The England international scored his second goal of the night in the 13th minute as he slotted the ball past the goalkeeper. Oxlade-Chamberlain pulled one back in the 19th minute with a nice finish into the bottom corner. James Maddison scored an incredible goal in the 33rd minute to make it 3-1.
Diogo Jota fired the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 3-2. Takumi Minamino scored a late minute goal to make it 3-3 as they went to penalties. Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties as they qualified for the semi-finals.
Liverpool are third in the Premier League table with 42 points. The Reds have scored 52 goals while conceding 18 goals with a difference of +34. Liverpool have one of their last five games in all competitions.
Liverpool team news: Harvey Eliot is out of the game with a knee injury. Curtis Jones is a doubt for the game due to an eye injury. Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah are out of the game due to international duty. Thiago Alcantara is unavailable due to a hip injury. Divock Origi is out of the game with a knee injury. Alisson Becker tested positive to Covid 19 and is unavailable. Joel Matip is also out due to Covid 19.
Liverpool vs Arsenal H2H
Liverpool have won two of their last three meetings between both sides.
Three of the last four games have ended in over 2.5 goals.
Key players and lineups
Liverpool projected starting lineup:
- Caoimhin Kelleher
- Trent Alexander-Arnold
- Ibrahima Konate
- Virgil van Dijk
- Andrew Robertson
- James Milner
- Jordan Henderson
- Takumi Minamino
- Diogo Jota
- Roberto Firmino
Notable subs: Divock Origi, Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Roberto Firmino scored a nice goal in their 4-1 victory over Shrewsbury. The Brazilian international has provided one assist in the English Football League Cup. Firmino has provided one assist while creating five chances.
Arsenal projected starting lineup
- Aaron Ramsdale
- Nuno Tavares
- Ben White
- Takehiro Tomiyasu
- Albert Sambi Lokonga
- Ainsley Maitland-Niles
- Emile Smith-Rowe
- Alexandre Lacazette
- Edward Nketiah
- Bukayo Saka
Notable subs: Gabriel Martinell, Martin Odegaard.
Edward Nketiah scored a hat-trick in their 5-1 victory over Sunderland in the quarter-final. The England international has scored five goals in the English Football League Cup. Nketiah has been incredible for Arsenal in the EFL Cup and will be looking to get goals against Liverpool.
Betting tips and prediction
Liverpool got a 4-1 victory over Shrewsbury in Round 3 of the FA Cup. The first leg of the semi-finals against Arsenal was postponed due to a Covid outbreak in the squad which Klopp said to be false. The Reds made an impressive comeback against Leicester City in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup as they played 3-3 in normal time and won 5-4 on penalties. Liverpool are third in the Premier League table with 42 points. The Reds have scored the second-most goals in the league with 52 goals while conceding 18 goals with a difference of +34.
Arsenal suffered a 0-1 defeat in their FA Cup game against Nottingham Forest as they were knocked out of the competition. The Gunners smashed Sunderland by five goals to one in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup. The Gunners are fourth in the Premier League table with 35 points. Arsenal have scored 33 goals while conceding 25 goals with a difference of +8.
Betting prediction: Liverpool to win
Odds: 1.95 (-105 American; 19/20 Fractional)