Arsenal and Liverpool square off with a date with Chelsea on the line when they meet on Thursday in the second leg of their English League Cup semifinal. Arsenal battled to a 0-0 draw last Thursday in the first leg despite being down to 10 men for more than 70 minutes. The Gunners appear to be getting healthier, though this game remained in doubt after Sunday’s North London Derby with Tottenham had to be postponed. Liverpool has had issues of its own that forced this semifinal to be pushed back a week, and both teams still have major absences because of injuries and Africa Cup of Nations duties.
Kickoff is set for 2:45 p.m. ET at Emirates Stadium in London. Liverpool is the +112 favorite (risk $100 to win $112) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Arsenal vs. Liverpool odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with Arsenal the +240 underdog. A draw is listed at +250 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in your Liverpool vs. Arsenal picks or make any EFL Cup predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down Liverpool vs. Arsenal from every angle and revealed his coveted picks and EFL Cup predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Arsenal vs. Liverpool:
- Arsenal vs. Liverpool spread: Liverpool -0.5 (+100)
- Arsenal vs. Liverpool over-under: 2.5 goals
- Arsenal vs. Liverpool money line: Arsenal +240, Liverpool +112,Draw +250
- ARS: Eddie Nketiah has five goals in eight appearances (five starts)
- LVP: Takumi Minamino has scored six times in 16 games (six starts)
Why you should back Liverpool
The Reds aren’t nearly as potent with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane away at the Africa Cup of Nations, but Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino are plenty capable. Jota has 12 goals in all competitions, while Firmino has seven to go with four assists. Takumi Minamino has four goals in this competition this season and scored in a 3-0 win against Brentford on Sunday.