The fourth round of the 2021-22 English Football League Cup will bring us another match between teams from different divisions. Premier League giants Liverpool visit Championship side Preston North End today at Deepdale with a place in the quarterfinals up for grabs. Here, take a look at everything there is to know about this game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
The home side hasn't begun its campaign on the right foot, as it sits 19th in the English second-tier standings, just four points shy of relegation. Besides, Preston comes from a 2-0 defeat to Blackpool.
On the other hand, the Reds have been flying this season as they have yet to lose a game in any competition. Jurgen Klopp's men are currently in control of the English first division table and the UEFA Champions League Group B as well. Will they take care of business in the Carabao Cup too?
Preston North End vs Liverpool: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 2:45 PM (ET)
Location: Deepdale, Preston
Preston North End vs Liverpool: Time by State in the US
ET: 2:45 PM
CT: 1:45 PM
MT: 12:45 PM
PT: 11:45 AM
Preston North End vs Liverpool: Storylines
Preston North End have made their way to this stage from the first round, defeating Mansfield, Morecambe, and Cheltenham to set up a meeting with the Premier League leaders. Will they pull off a shock?
Liverpool, meanwhile, come from a fantastic win over lifelong rivals Manchester United, their second straight 5-0 victory in the English top-flight. If we consider their hard-fought win over Atletico Madrid in the UCL, that makes it three triumphs in a row for the Reds. And they've made it to this round by beating Norwich 3-0.
How to watch or live stream Preston North End vs Liverpool in the US
The game to be played at Deepdale between Preston North End and Liverpool for the fourth round of the 2021-22 English Football League Cup will be broadcast in the US by ESPN+.
Preston North End vs Liverpool: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already unveiled their predictions. Obviously, FanDuel sees Liverpool as heavy favorites with -330 odds, while Preston have +650 to produce an upset, and a tie would result in a +420 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.