Commentator for the Match TV channel Denis Kazansky gave his forecast for the English League Cup match Liverpool – Arsenal. The game will take place on October 1, beginning at 21:45 Moscow time.
“It’s a fairly simple predictable game, because these teams always play wildly efficiently,” notes Denis Kazansky. – If we take the last season, the teams gave 5: 5. I think the guys will run very brightly and emotionally here too. Plus we just saw how they played against each other in the championship. ” Let’s remind that Liverpool won with the score 3: 1.
“Both will score in 11 games out of 12 between Liverpool and Arsenal are definitely featured. And the top – also in 10 meetings out of the last 12. It is extremely difficult to imagine that they will play ineffectively. I think that both will score, ”the Match TV commentator is convinced.
“It is always difficult to predict matches involving teams on the move. Chelsea have already won six victories in a row, but in fairness it must be clarified that among these six rivals only Krasnodar put up some resistance, even despite a major defeat. The rest of the rivals did not offer serious resistance. The really serious tests for Lampard’s team are just ahead. Only after them it will be possible to judge the true strength of the team under construction, ”says Artur Petrosyan.
“As for Tottenham, I have praised him too many times lately, but he deserves it. Tottenham have five victories in a row, and apart from the only defeat in the Europa League in recent months, where Tottenham played the second line-up, Tottenham have not lost 15 or 16 matches. Everything works for Mourinho, an excellent midfield with three powerful central midfielders – Ndombele, Sissoko and Hoiberg. It’s nice to see how the team moves, how it works without the ball, gnaws everything in the center of the field and competently conducts counterattacks. At the same time, the team almost never, meeting with equal rivals, does not own the ball anymore, ”the journalist continues.
“The first thing to look at here is ball possession. I have little doubt that Chelsea will have more possession, no matter how the score changes. But it seems to me that Tottenham is a more ready team at the moment, capable of playing with any rivals, more tactically varied and competent. Here the chances of a draw are higher than the average. ”
Recall that Tottenham and Chelsea are neighbors in the Premier League table after nine games. “Spurs” is one point higher than “blue” – 20 points against 18, respectively, the second and third places in the table and on the ranks. The leader in the Premier League is Liverpool, which has 21 points, but after 10 games.