October 29, 2013

Capital One Cup Betting Tips

Next manager oddsBy Mark Rawlinson

The Capital One Cup returns this week and we’re starting to get to the business end of the tournament, with only 16 teams still remaining.

The big game on Tuesday evening sees Premier League table-toppers Arsenal take on second placed Chelsea in what promises to be an exciting match.

Arsenal v Chelsea

Arsenal will be looking to extend their unbeaten domestic run to an impressive 10 games this evening as they face Chelsea, who are themselves unbeaten in six in England.

It’s a busy period for both these sides and Blues boss Jose Mourinho is not happy at having to play two matches within the space of three days.

They beat Manchester City 2-1 on Sunday afternoon and Mourinho will rotate his squad for the game, with Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne, Michael Essien, Demba Ba and Mark Schwarzer all likely to feature.

This is Arsenal’s fourth game in 11 days, a run which will test Arsene Wenger’s smaller squad to the limit and he’s will be without suspended Mikel Arteta and the injured Mathieu Flamini whilst Serge Gnabry faces a late fitness test on his ankle.

Chelsea are actually favourites to win tonight, with Stan James providing the best odds of 7/5, whilst Bet Victor offer the best price on an Arsenal win at 9/4.

Manchester United v Norwich City

In another all-Premier League, Manchester United host Norwich City, a side who dropped into the bottom three at the weekend having only managed one win in six.

Oss Chris Hughton is expected to completely change his squad in preparation for their tough trip to Manchester City at the weekend.

David Moyes is also expected to rest certain key players, with Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney expected to sit this one out. Javier Hernandez and Wilfred Zaha are two players likely to be given a chance by Moyes.

United are big favourites for victory, with a number of outlets, including William Hill, offering odds of 1/3 whilst the best price on a Norwich win comes from Bet 365 at 10/1.

Other games on Tuesday night include a number of Championship v Premier league match-ups, including Birmingham v Stoke, Burnley v West Ham and Leicester City v Fulham.

Newcastle United v Manchester City

On Wednesday night Newcastle will be looking to restore pride following last weekend’s derby defeat and face Manchester City in the League Cup.

The Magpies have only won two of their last six domestic games and will face a tough task against the Premier League’s seventh placed side, after City thrashed them 4-0 on the opening day of the season.

The gulf between the sides surely won’t be as wide on Wednesday, with them only picking up three wins out of their last six league matches.

City are favourites for victory with Paddy Power offering the nest odds of 3/4, whilst a number of sites including Sportingbet, offer odds of 4/1 on a Newcastle win.

You can watch this match live on Sky Sports 1 from 7:45pm.

Elsewhere on Wednesday night, Tottenham face Hull with streaming of that game available on the betting sites.

Don’t forget you can also claim free bets with Paddy Power by clicking HERE.

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