The EFL Cup returns this week with round No. 3 kicking off on Tuesday night. Premier League co-leaders Liverpool visit Norwich City for the second time this season. The Reds went to Carrow Road on opening day winning 3-0 against the Canaries. Now, Jurgen Klopp will take a heavily rotated team to Carrow Road for the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Norwich vs Liverpool Match Preview

Norwich City are struggling this season once again in the Premier League. They have failed to win any of their five games in the EFL Cup conceding 14 goals and scoring twice. Norwich City’s only win this season came in the second round of the Carabao Cup. They claimed a 6-0 win over Championship team Bournemouth. The victory has been a blip on Norwich City’s fixture list.

Liverpool have outscored opponents 15-3 this season. Two of those goals were conceded to AC Milan in the Champions League group stage last week. The only goal they have conceded in the Premier League came against Chelsea and was scored from a corner.

Klopp is likely to heavily rotate the side and rest his main XI for the weekend’s fixture against Brentford. They will follow up the game with Brentford against FC Porto in the Champions League and Manchester City in the Premier League. Can Norwich take advantage of the Reds’ rotated team?

Norwich City vs Liverpool Betting Odds

 

 

Liverpool are coming off of a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend. The scoreline flattered the Reds somewhat as all three goals came from corners. Klopp was forced to rotate his defence due to resting Joel Matip and Andy Robertson. He was also without Trent Alexander-Arnold who fell ill on Saturday morning.

 

Liverpool have posted a record of 5W-1D-0L while outscoring opponents 15-3 in all competitions. Four times this season Liverpool have kept a clean sheet. One of those clean sheets came against Norwich City on opening day. Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a Liverpool EFL Cup win over Norwich City are at 4/7.

Norwich City thrashed Bournemouth 6-0 in the previous round of the Carabao Cup. That is the only highlight of Daniel Farke’s season as Norwich City have lost five of their six games this term in all competitions. They have been outscored 14-8, but six of those eight goals came against Bournemouth in the previous round of the EFL Cup.

Liverpool have won four straight matches in all competitions against Norwich City. The Reds won those games by a combined scoreline of 13-5. The teams’ last two games finished in wins to nil for the Reds.

Norwich City vs Liverpool Team News

Expect a completely changed XI for Liverpool. Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher should start in goal with Joe Gomez and Nat Phillips playing in central defence. Kostas Tsimikas could start at left-back once more for the Reds. Klopp won’t have striker Roberto Firmino available due to injury. Alexander-Arnold should be left on the sidelines after missing the weekend win due to illness.

Neco Williams could play at right-back, but he is fighting for fitness due to an ankle injury. Thiago Alcantara is unlikely to play after sustaining a calf muscle injury against Crystal Palace. He is to undergo a scan this week. Divock Origi, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Takumi, Minamino, and Kaide Gordon should all start. Gordon is set to make his senior team debut.

Farke’s team selection may not be as cut and dry as Klopp’s team. He is without Chrisoph Zimmermann due to an ankle injury. Sam Byram and Przemyslaw Placheta are both ruled out of the team. Jakob Sorensen is a doubt to make the squad. Bali Mumba is a doubt for the game due to a knee injury. Farke could start Josh Sargent in attack after scoring twice against Bournemouth in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Norwich City vs Liverpool H2H

Liverpool are unbeaten in 13 straight games in all competitions against Norwich City. Eleven of those 13 games ended in wins for the Reds. The teams’ last four games ended in Liverpool victories. Ten of the 13 games ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Meanwhile, five of the games between these teams ended in wins to nil for Liverpool. Norwich City’s only win this season came in the second round of the Carabao Cup. Based on form, Farke may use the EFL Cup to play a strong squad in hopes of turning around the team’s poor form.

Norwich City vs Liverpool Prediction

Liverpool to win to nil @ 15/8 - BET NOW

 

 

Liverpool have won four of their six games this season to nil. One of those four games came against Norwich City at Carrow Road in the Premier League. Just three goals have been conceded by Liverpool this season and two of those came versus AC Milan. Our betting tips prediction is for Liverpool to win to nil despite the squad being heavily rotated.

 

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 4/6 - BET NOW

 

 

Five of Liverpool’s six games in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Five of Norwich City’s six games in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Based on Liverpool’s ability to score goals and Norwich City’s inability to keep them out, our betting tips prediction is for over 2.5 goals to be tallied on Tuesday night at Carrow Road.

 

Divock Origi to score anytime @ 21/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Divock Origi returned to the Liverpool starting XI against AC Milan last week and played a fantastic part in the team’s 3-2 win. He claimed an assist and was a danger for much of the game. Origi should start through the middle for Liverpool and could get onto the scoresheet.

 

Origi has scored 35 goals and tallied 15 assists in 159 games for Liverpool. The Belgian has not scored against Norwich City before, but could get a goal this week as Liverpool claim a third-round win versus Norwich City away. The Reds’ excellent form will continue on with a second victory of the season over the Canaries.