Punters are sure to be delighted with the return leg of the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup as plenty of great football is on the agenda .
Following a weekend in which we couldn’t witness Premier League action due to the FA Cup games, we now prepare ourselves for the Capital One Cup. The return legs of any competition generally involve splendid football, however the upcoming encounters on Tuesday and Wednesday are sure to please all sporting fans.
According to UK gambling newss, Liverpool will face a hostile reception at Stamford Bridge where they will be looking to instill their game and find the back of the net against Chelsea in order to proceed to the final. Tottenham have one foot through the door as they have already scored a goal against Sheffield Utd at home and can only gain more security in the return match.
Chelsea vs Liverpool
Chelsea are top of the Premier League with 52 points and judging by their recent performances they seem to be on cruise control on their way to the title. However, although they have performed marvelously in the league they suffered a humiliating loss to Bradford City over the weekend in the 1/16 finals of the FA Cup.
• Chelsea will enjoy great home support
• Liverpool face a tough challenge
• Tottenham should be able to overcome Sheffield Utd
Bradford came to Stamford Bridge with high spirits ready to claim their victory, and the fact that Chelsea lost 4:2 at home must have been a very humbling experience for the Blues. This will provide them with motivation to go out against Liverpool and make up for their bad showcasing against Bradford. In addition, they will not be playing against some lower side in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup this time, but rather they will face The Reds who have a great history of encounters with the London club.
Liverpool will have to give all they’ve got against Chelsea if Brendan Rodgers plans to make it to the final. They are currently tied 1-1 from the first leg, however the Blues maintain the upper hand as they have scored an away goal which counts more. They will also have to face a hostile home support at Stamford Bridge which won’t work in their favor. Under UK gambling laws, Bet365 has earmarked Chelsea as favorites 1.67 (2/3), while Liverpool have been given outsider odds 5.75 (19/4).
Sheffield United vs Tottenham
On Wednesday evening Tottenham will square off against Sheffield United away from home. The Spurs are trying hard to make a push to break into the top 5 slots in the Premier League as they currently sit right on the edge of the privileged positions in 6th place. When they have played away from home they sealed 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. Their stats are not that commendable, however luckily for them Sheffield Untied play in League One.
The hosts have managed to record 5 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses while playing at home, but although they will have the advantage of playing on their own ground against Tottenham tomorrow, they are still deemed as a less developed side. Bet365 has given them unfavorable chances 5.00 (4/1) of recording a win in the second leg of the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup. A draw has been set at 3.75 (11/4), an event that may actually happen considering the tactics that the Spurs’ boss may employ in the game.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men on the other hand are a little more comfortable position as they can only gain in the next match. The first leg finished 1-0 for the London side and online sportsbooks in UK are certain that the Spurs will have the strength to see the game through and proceed to the final where they will face either Liverpool or Chelsea. Tottenham have been given strong odds of 1.80 (4/5), an event that is most likely.