Carling Cup Match Preview: Liverpool vs Arsenal

Liverpool came from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1 on Sunday. Arsenal threw away to a 2-0 lead with Crystal Palace to draw 2-2 on Sunday.

Arsenal have only lost two of their last 13 matches – a run that includes a 3-1 defeat away to Liverpool.

Liverpool have scored at least three goals in each of their last five home matches against Arsenal.

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Liverpool – Virgil van Dijk suffered a dead leg in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Tottenham and is a doubt.

Nathaniel Clyne and Xherdan Shaqiri are both ruled out for the home side. Bet Now on NaijaBet

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has a good chance of starting against former club Arsenal.

Mohamed Salah took another knock to his ankle at the weekend and may be rested.

Liverpool fear Joel Matip could be out for six weeks with a knee injury.

Arsenal-Granit Xhaka may not be called upon on Wednesday night after his reaction to being subbed off against Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Look for Hector Bellerin to start at Anfield but Kieran Tierney may drop to the bench, as Unai Emery carefully manages their returns to full fitness.

Rob Holding will hope to get a run out at centre-back against Liverpool and will likely be paired with one of David Luiz or Sokratis.

Gabriel Martinelli started Arsenal’s last Carabao Cup game but Emery may opt for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette instead at Liverpool.

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As at the time this post Liverpool has 2.03 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Arsenal has 3.69 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.75.

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