The semi-finals of the Capital One Cup is ready to go ahead on Tuesday and Wednesday evening and showcase exciting football.
UK gambling news reports that Chelsea will lock horns with rivals Liverpool away as both teams vie to overcome one another and reach the final of the Capital One Cup. This game will be a delight to watch as Jose Mourinho goes up against his old foes who were once a dominant force in English football, whereas now they are an average team.
The other game will see Tottenham take on Sheffield United on Wednesday evening and judging by Tottenham’s recent results in the Cup they seem to have the potential to reach the final and face the winner of the other semi-final encounter.
Liverpool vs Chelsea
Liverpool are currently enduring a rather difficult season and have so far been unsuccessful in replicating the same form that they enjoyed last season, when they were spearheaded by the powerful Luis Suarez. They now sit 8th in the Premier League with only 35 points from 22 games and have a home record that doesn’t exactly play in their advantage (4 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses).
Despite not having very convincing results in the league, their performances in the Capital One Cup have seen them propel to the semi-finals, where they find themselves now. However they will face Chelsea who are looking increasingly likely to be crowned champions of the Premier League thanks to the impressive exploits this season, according to online sportsbooks in UK.
Jose Mourinho’s men sit first in the league with a total of 52 points from 22 games and at home they notched only wins, a round 10 to be specific. While playing on the road they maintain a slightly less impressive record which stands at 6 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. Chelsea’s away record is better than Liverpool’s home record which is why Bet365 has ranked them as favorites 2.15 (23/20) to for their upcoming encounter at Anfield on Tuesday evening.
• Chelsea favorites against Liverpool away
• Tottenham likely to reach the final
• Jose Mourinho aims to make his presence known at Anfield
The Reds on the other hand have been dealt underdog odds 3.60 (13/5) despite being the hosts for the first game. During Mourinho’s first stint as Chelsea manager, Liverpool were a far stronger team than they are now and would probably have been favorites but the situation is far different at the moment. Considering the abundance of talent within Cheslea’s squad they should easily overcome their opponents.
Tottenham vs Sheffield United
Tottenham has been dealt a much easier opponent to play against at home than Liverpool. Spurs have been paired up with Sheffield United for the semi-final encounter and many football experts believe that the hosts have the necessary capacity to beat the visiting side with relative ease. Unless they field a weaker squad for the match believing that the Cup is not that significant, they will most likely emerge as winner of the game.
Spurs are currently in 6th position with 37 points in the Premier League and have a home record that does not inspire too much confidence as they prepare to fight in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup. The hosts have sealed 6 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses while playing away from home, but considering that Sheffield Utd are playing in League One, Spurs should be able to easily overcome them.
Although they have managed to reach the semi-finals of the Cup, The Red and White Wizards have a bad record while playing away from home (5 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses) in League One. For this reason they have been branded as complete outsiders 10.00 (9/1) against Tottenham per Bet365, which is operating under UK gambling laws. The hosts on the other hand have been earmarked to win this match with ease 1.33 (1/3). A draw 5.75 (19/4) does not seem likely as well considering the difference between the two sides.