Arsenal fancied to spring a surprise at Liverpool in the Carabao Cup


Liverpool go head-to-head with Arsenal on Wednesday with a place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on the line. Check out EagleBet for the latest odds ahead of the game.

The Reds have been in fine form in the Premier League this season, dropping just two points in 10 games to open up a healthy six-point advantage over Manchester City.

They recovered from a one-goal deficit to deservedly beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Sunday and will be eager to follow up against the Gunners.

It has been a difficult week for Arsenal, with manager Unai Emery coming under fire following his side’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace over the weekend.

The row over Granit Xhaka’s display of petulance after his substitution has been an unwelcome sideshow in the run up to this evening’s game and Emery will be hoping it doesn’t affect his team’s performance this evening.

Liverpool have put their trust in youth for the game, with Caoimhin Kelleher getting the nod to start in goal.

Sepp van den Berg and Joe Gomez will team up in central defence, while midfielder Harvey Elliott is also included in the starting XI after serving his 14-day FA ban.

Hector Bellerin has been named as captain, while Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding will partner each other at centre-half. Lucas Torreira and Mesut Ozil also start the game.

Liverpool haven’t been beaten by Arsenal since 2015, winning five and drawing four of their subsequent nine meetings.

They are priced at 21/20 to win in 90 minutes, although there are reasons to suspect that Arsenal can cause them problems.

The competition isn’t too high on manager Jurgen Klopp’s list of priorities and the Gunners desperately need a boost after a troubled week.

Arsenal have failed to win at Anfield since a 2-0 success back in 2012, while they have lost their last four visits by an aggregate scoreline of 15-3.

That wretched run gives Arsenal a point to prove and it potentially makes them dangerous opponents for the Reds.

Confirmed starting line-ups:

Arsenal desperately need a positive result this evening and look a solid wager at odds of 7/5 at EagleBet to progress to the quarter-finals.

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