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Liverpool vs. Fulham prediction, odds, line, start time: 2024 EFL Cup picks, Jan. 24 bets from proven expert

Liverpool look to keep alive their hopes for a second title in three years when they visit Fulham for the second leg of their 2023-24 EFL Cup semifinal tie on Wednesday. The Reds have won a record nine EFL Cup titles, most recently when they defeated Chelsea two years ago. They are halfway to their 14th appearance in the final after rallying to edge Fulham 2-1 in the first leg on Jan. 10. The Cottagers beat Everton on penalties in December to reach the semifinals for the first time.

Kickoff at Craven Cottage is set for 3 p.m. ET. The Reds are -120 favorites (risk $120 to win $100) in the latest Liverpool vs. Fulham odds. A 90-minute draw is priced at +285, and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Fulham vs. Liverpool picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine’s soccer expert 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 the 2022 Men’s World Cup, Green has been profitable in multiple areas on his soccer picks, including the Champions League (+3.05 units), the FA Cup (+3.07), the EFL Cup (+4.47) and Euro 2024 qualifiers (+6.30), among others.

Now, Green has broken down Liverpool vs. Fulham from every angle and just revealed his picks and EFL Cup predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Fulham vs. Liverpool:

  • Liverpool vs. Fulham money line: Reds -120, Cottagers +285, Draw +285
  • Liverpool vs. Fulham over/under: 2.5 goals
  • Liverpool vs. Fulham spread: Reds -0.5 (-125)
  • LIV: The Reds registered 21 shots against Fulham in the first leg 
  • FUL: The Cottagers have won five of their last six matches on home soil in all competitions 
  • Liverpool vs. Fulham picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Liverpool

The Reds have been excellent on the road of late, winning three straight and five of their last six matches. Liverpool have allowed a total of one goal in those five victories and have posted three consecutive clean sheets away from home. The club was triumphant in its lone road game in this competition as it edged Bournemouth 2-1 in the fourth round behind Darwin Nunez’s goal in the 70th minute.

The 24-year-old Nunez has been one of the top setup men in the EFL Cup as he shares the lead in the competition with three assists. Winger Cody Gakpo has recorded only three goals in 19 Premier League matches this season but is tied for first in the EFL Cup as he has converted in each of the Reds’ four contests. Midfielder Curtis Jones failed to score in the club’s first two games but registered a brace against West Ham in the quarterfinals and tallied in the 68th minute of the first leg of the semifinal tie to level the match before Gakpo netted the winner three minutes later. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back Fulham

The Cottagers have played well at home of late, winning five of their last six matches at Craven Cottage across all competitions. They have outscored their opponents 16-5 in that span, recording five goals on two occasions while posting three clean sheets. Forward Raul Jimenez, who leads Fulham with five goals in Premier League action, has netted four over that six-game stretch.

Brazilian winger Willian has recorded three goals during Fulham’s current surge at home. The 35-year-old is tied for second on the team with four goals in the EPL and produced the lone score against Liverpool in the first leg of the EFL Cup semifinals. Forward Bobby Decordova-Reid, who also has four EPL goals this season, has notched a pair of assists in this competition and converted in the Cottagers’ 4-3 Premier League loss to the Reds in early December. See which team to pick here.

How to make Liverpool vs. Fulham picks

Green has broken down Wednesday’s match from every possible angle and is leaning Under on the goal total. He also has locked in a pair of confident best bets, including one that pays plus money, and is offering a full breakdown of this EFL Cup match. He’s sharing his EFL Cup picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Liverpool vs. Fulham, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Fulham vs. Liverpool have all the value, all from the soccer expert who is profitable across multiple leagues, and find out.

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