Carling Cup betting news
VC Bet make Manchester United their 11-10 favourites to win the Carling Cup with FA Cup holders Arsenal second best at 7-4. United will play their two-legged semi-final tie against Blackburn Rovers while Arsenal face Premiership overachievers Wigan in the other semi-final.
Blackburn will fancy their chances against an under performing Manchester United side, especially if the Old Trafford outfit field a weakened reserve or youth side. Blackburn have already won at Old Trafford in the Premier League earlier this season.
The Premiership’s surprise package Wigan could also cause an upset, as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is likely to field a youth side as he concentrates on the Gunners Champions League campaign where they face European giants Real Madrid.
VC Bet’s Neal Wilkins commented “A final between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium for supposedly the final time would be a sponsor’s and bookmakers’ dream in terms of coverage and turnover. It will be interesting to see which sides Monsieur Wenger and Sir Alex field for their semi-final matches.”
The best-priced odds for the Carling Cup are as follows:
Man Utd 5/4 Blue Square
Arsenal 15/8 Sky Bet
Wigan 6/1 Ladbrokes
Blackburn 7/1 Betfred
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