City 2/1 for Carling Cup after First Leg win
Manchester City have been cut to best price 2/1 with Bet365 to win this season’s Carling Cup following their 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the semi-final first leg at Eastlands last night.
After Ryan Giggs tapped in an opener for United, two Carlos Tevez goals gave City the advantage going into the second leg at Old Trafford and second instalment next week is already shaping up to be a thriller, with the former United striker’s celebration well and truly lighting the blue touch paper.
Tevez celebrated his winner by racing to the Manchester United management that snubbed him in the summer and with the atmosphere between the two clubs already tense to say the least, a thriller is very much expected next week.
United have drifted out to 9/4 third favourites following the defeat but are 7/10 favourites to win the second leg with Bwin.
The other semi final concludes tonight, with Aston Villa 8/13 to win tonight against Blackburn. Having earned a 1-0 win at Ewood Park in the first leg, Martin O’Neill’s men are best price 1/9 to qualify for the final and the 15/8 favourite to win the tournament outright.
Blackburn are the rank outsiders to win the cup, priced at 20/1 with Ladbrokes.