The Blues gunning for Liverpool after beating Chesterfield and QPR so far
Liverpool have recently struggled against lower-league opponents in cup competitions and perhaps this will continue when Carlisle United and their thousands of supporters head south to Merseyside!
Blues supporters were delighted when the draw was made and Keith Curle will be out to get a hat trick of cup scalps after impressive performances against Chesterfield and QPR.
While the match against Liverpool is a money-spinning tie, United won’t be there to make up the numbers and Brendan Rodgers is likely to rotate his squad for the Capital One encounter.
Bookmaker BetVictor are offering a gigantic 16/1 that Carlisle pull off an almighty cup upset, with United likely to be encouraged by the fact that Liverpool have played plenty of matches recently.
The Reds had a Europa League clash in Bordeaux on Thursday, with a Premier League game against Norwich and they will face Aston Villa the following Saturday after this Capital One Cup clash.
So can Carlisle pull off the unthinkable? We recommend having a small bet at 16/1 considering Liverpool have traditionally struggled against lower-league opponents and BetVictor will give you a free £50 matched bet when you open an account.
There are correct score prices available for the big match at Anfield, with a 1-0 win for Carlisle available at an incredible 45/1. Maybe that will be the Blues’ best chance of victory, although a 2-1 surprise win in their favour can be backed at 66/1.
A draw would send the game into extra-time and a 2-2 scoreline after ninety minutes can be backed at 40/1, with Curle likely to send his team out to attack and have a go at their Premier League opponents.
We’re expecting Jabo Ibehre to cause a few problems for the LFC defence and he is available at 4/1 to score at anytime or 14/1 to be first goalscorer.
Carlisle might expect to line up against several international players similar to the team that turned out against Bordeaux which included Adam Lallana, Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho.