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Liverpool vs. Arsenal prediction, odds, picks: Soccer expert reveals EFL Carabao Cup best bets for Jan. 13

A week later than anticipated, the first leg of the EFL Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Arsenal will take place Thursday at Anfield. The match was scheduled for last Thursday, but Liverpool saw a raft of false positive COVID tests. Manager Jurgen Klopp’s comment about the false test results created controversy, but the Reds are mostly healthy and seeking a record ninth League Cup title. Arsenal has won it twice, and the Gunners are trying to rebound from being ousted from the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest. 

Kickoff is set for 2:45 p.m. ET in Liverpool, England. Liverpool is the -110 favorite (risk $110 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Liverpool vs. Arsenal odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with Arsenal the +260 underdog. A draw is listed at +275 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in your Arsenal vs. Liverpool picks or make any EFL Cup predictions, you have 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 locked in his coveted EFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Arsenal vs. Liverpool:

  • Liverpool vs. Arsenal spread: Liverpool -0.5 (-115)
  • Liverpool vs. Arsenal over-under: 2.5 goals
  • Liverpool vs. Arsenal money line: Liverpool -110, Arsenal +260, Draw +275
  • LIV: Liverpool has scored at least twice in 26 of its 30 games this season
  • ARS: Arsenal has allowed more than one goal eight times in its 25 matches

Why you should back Liverpool

The Reds will be without Mohamed Salah (16 goals), who’s at the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt. Still, Liverpool has plenty of quality in reserve, and Diogo Jota, who has 12 goals in all competitions this season, should lead the attack alongside some younger stars. Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson also has been cleared after his COVID issues, and he has 11 clean sheets in 24 total matches this season.   

The likes of 17-year-old forward Kaide Gordon (one goal in two games) and Harvey Blair, 18, could play roles. Klopp has used the competition as a training ground, slotting in young players alongside established stars, and Billy Koumetio, 19, and Conor Bradley, 18, could be among his choices on defense. Virgil Van Djik and Joel Matip typically lead the stout unit, which has yielded 18 goals in 20 Premier League fixtures. The Reds also are second in the Premier League with 52 goals.

Why you should back Arsenal 

The Gunners have a lot to atone for after a 1-0 setback to Nottingham Forest on Sunday. They also were dismantled by Liverpool in a 4-0 loss at the Emirates in November. However, Arsenal looked strong on New Year’s Day in a 2-1 loss to league leader Manchester City. Arsenal could take advantage of the Reds missing the league’s top scorer in Salah. 

Arsenal will count heavily on Bukayo Saka (seven goals, four assists) with top scorer Emile Smith Rowe (nine goals) uncertain. Alexandre Lacazette (five goals, four assists) could feature for the Gunners after Eddie Nketiah struggled on Sunday, but the 22-year-old has five goals in three EFL Cup matches. Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale will do whatever he can to keep his team in it. The 23-year-old has 10 clean sheets and an 81.7 save percentage in all competitions.

How to make Arsenal vs. Liverpool picks

Green has scrutinized Liverpool vs. Arsenal from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides three confident best bets, two of which provide plus-money payouts, and gives his full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his EFL Cup picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Arsenal vs. Liverpool? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Liverpool vs. Arsenal, all from the European soccer expert who has generated well over $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.

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