EFL Cup semi-finals second leg tips
FootyOn take a look at the value to be had among EFL Cup semi-finals second leg tips, as four elite clubs return to entertain midweek.
There’s still all to play for as final four Hull City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Southampton compete for a coveted place in the League Cup final.
Man Utd travel to the KC Stadium 2-0 up on aggregate, but need to finish off the job.
While, Saints travel to Liverpool to defend their slender 1-0 lead.
So, where are the best bets to be found?
Southampton/draw double chance
Wednesday, January 25th. 20:00 GMT kick-off. Live Sky Sports 1.
The first leg was a close affair at St Mary’s, so expect this to be no different.
Liverpool were lacklustre then, while Saints missed a host of chances.
However, the wheels appear to have come off for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
It is one win in the last six across all competitions for Liverpool, including that loss to Saints.
A humbling 3-2 defeat to relegation fodder Swansea City last time out at Anfield does not bode well.
While, Southampton finally found their shooting boots in a comfortable win over Leicester City.
As the Merseysiders have vanquished Saints just once in their past five attempts, backing a double chance of a Southampton victory or a draw in 90 minutes is tempting at 7/4 by bet365.
Under 2.5 goals to be scored at Anfield
Semi-final second leg clashes tend to be cagey.
And, just one goal has been scored in two meetings between these teams so far this term.
Saints boast a man mountain in defender Virgil van Dijk but have not been noted for their goalscoring.
While, without Sadio Mane, the Reds have gone somewhat off the boil too.
Man Utd to beat Hull to nil
Thursday, January 26th. 19:45 GMT kick-off. Live Sky Sports 1.
Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils made light work of Hull in the first leg with a win to nil.
As the Tigers showed last time out versus Chelsea, they are stubborn but lack teeth.
While, Mourinho is known to take this first shot at silverware seriously.
So, expect Man Utd’s raft of attacking stars to finish their hosts off.
Wayne Rooney to open scoring
After the likes of Juan Mata disappointed against Stoke City, expect the Red Devils to shuffle their pack.
Fresh legs should be fielded and, after Man Utd all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton’s record with a fantastic last-gasp free-kick against the Potters, he should feature.
The goal hero skipper is, therefore, a fine 5/1 from Paddy Power to lead by example and net the first goal.