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Thursday's EFL Cup predictions including Liverpool vs. Arsenal

Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Thursday's EFL Cup fourth round matches, including Liverpool vs. Arsenal.


Brentford vs. Fulham (Thursday, 5.30pm)

Fulham manager Scott Parker pictured on September 28, 2020© Reuters

Brentford and Fulham head into their encounter on Thursday evening looking to earn a rare appearance in the EFL Cup quarter-finals.

While Brentford have reached this stage of the competition courtesy of wins at Southampton and West Bromwich Albion, Fulham have got the better of Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday.

We say: Brentford 3-1 Fulham


Despite the likelihood of mass changes being made, we expect Brentford's second-string to get the better of their more-proven opponents. Some of the players who feature for Fulham may be moved on before the end of the transfer window, and that may be enough for the Bees to hold the edge in this contest.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Aston Villa vs. Stoke (Thursday, 7.00pm)

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith pictured on September 24, 2020© Reuters

Aston Villa play host to Stoke City in the EFL Cup fourth round looking to extend their winning run in all competitions to five matches.

Meanwhile, Stoke make the short trip to Birmingham on the back of successive 1-0 victories over Gillingham and Preston North End respectively.

We say: Aston Villa 2-1 Stoke City


Although Villa were able to run riot against Bristol City last week, we expect Stoke to put up much stronger resistance. However, the home side are full of confidence right now, and they should have enough quality to edge out their stubborn opponents.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match


Liverpool vs. Arsenal (Thursday, 7.45pm)

Liverpool players celebrate scoring against Arsenal on September 28, 2020© Reuters

For the second time in four days, Liverpool host Arsenal at Anfield on Thursday night with a place in the fifth round of the EFL Cup up for grabs.

The Premier League champions dominated the top-flight meeting between the two sides on Monday, eventually running out 3-1 winners after falling behind.

We say: Liverpool 3-2 Arsenal


Thursday's match will likely be significantly different to Monday's as both sides make sweeping changes, but one thing this fixture seems to promise regardless of the individuals taking part is goals - the last three League Cup meetings alone have provided 22, at an average of more than seven per game.

It is the highest-scoring fixture in Premier League history and, while it may not quite live up to the 5-5 they played out here last season, we can still see an entertaining clash with Liverpool ending up in the quarter-finals.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> How Arsenal could line up against Liverpool in EFL Cup fourth round

> How Liverpool could line up against Arsenal in EFL Cup fourth round

> Arsenal injury, suspension list vs. Liverpool

> Liverpool injury, suspension list vs. Arsenal

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Everton6411149513
2Liverpool64111514113
3Aston Villa5401125712
4Leicester CityLeicester6402138512
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs6321168811
6Leeds UnitedLeeds6312129310
7Southampton6312109110
8Crystal Palace631289-110
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves631268-210
10Chelsea623113949
11Arsenal63038719
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham622212848
13Manchester CityMan City52218808
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle6222810-28
15Manchester UnitedMan Utd5212912-37
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton61231012-25
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom6033614-83
18Burnley501439-61
19Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd601539-61
20Fulham6015514-91

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