Carabao Cup throws up semi-final derbies - The Gambling Times
WEST BROM WIN
WBA v Stoke
Championship Monday

Carabao Cup throws up semi-final derbies

The last four of the Carabao Cup has seen two derbies pulled out with holders Manchester City facing neighbours Manchester United.

City and United both overcame lower league opposition, in Oxford and Colchester respectively, to book their places in the semis – and now they will face each other.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking forward to the clash.

“It will be two fantastic days in Manchester. We really respect them and they are still the best team in England,” said Solskjaer.

“We need to get our game heads on and be ready, but we have already shown them this season that we can cause them problems.

“We want to win every trophy we can and we have a chance.”

The second semi is an all Midlands affair with Leicester City taking on Aston Villa, and Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is happy to face local rivals.

“We’ve got a tough game now against Aston Villa over two legs. If we can play as well as we have been this season, it gives us a chance to get to the final,” said Rodgers.

Bookmakers remain convinced that defending champions Man City will take home the trophy as they are 8/11 to win for a third successive year with Betfred.

Leicester are second favourites at 3/1, with Man Utd at 4/1 and Villa the outsiders at 14/1.

 

Related Stories

Preview

Liverpool on course for glory but Jurgen Klopp still keeping quiet

As Liverpool romp their way to their first ever Premier League title, Jurgen Klopp still refuses to get carried away.

Preview

Daily Betting Brief with Betfred – Jan 20

We pick out the day's best bets with Betfred, including Football, Racing and Tennis.

Preview

Racing Daily with BetVictor – Jan 20

All the racing news and a look at Monday's racing action with BetVictor's Charlie McCann.

Preview

Australian Open Preview

The first Tennis Grand Slam of a new decade is here, but it is familiar faces who are fancied to take victory in Melbourne at the Australian Open.

Betting Calculator



Launch as pop-out window

Accumulator Calculator