Carling Cup Preview

Manchester United are 8/11 with Ladbrokes to beat West Ham inside 90 minutes in the Carling Cup quarter-final at Upton Park on Tuesday night.

It’s 7/2 the Hammers win the game in normal time and 11/5 they qualify for the semi-finals by any means.

In the Birmingham derby, City are 8/11 to qualify and 11/8 to win the match in normal time.

With Villa, the 6/1 third favourites to lift the cup evens to make it to the semi-finals.

Arsenal are the 7/4 favourites to lift the trophy with Manchester United just behind at 2/1.

Ipswich Town are 25/1 to win the cup and 13/8 to qualify for the semi-finals by getting past West Brom at Portman Road on Wednesday evening.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We expect Arsenal and United to account for two relegation threatened sides who may have their priorities elsewhere.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Match odds
Arsenal – 2/7 Wigan – 9/1 Draw – 9/2
West Ham – 7/2 Manchester Utd – 8/11 Draw – 11/4
Birmingham – 11/8 Aston Villa – 21/10 Draw – 21/10
Ipswich – 11/4 West Brom- Evens Draw – 12/5

To qualify
Arsenal – 1/8 Wigan – 9/2
West Ham – 11/5 Manchester Utd – 1/3
Birmingham – 8/11 Aston Villa – evens
Ipswich – 13/8 West Brom – 4/9

Carling Cup Winner
Arsenal 7/4
Manchester Utd 2/1
Aston Villa 6/1
Birmingham 8/1
West Brom 14/1
West Ham 16/1
Ipswich Town 25/1
Wigan 28/1

Each-way bets 1/3 odds first 2


Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the team.