Following the draw for the semi finals of the Carling Cup, Victor Chandler make Manchester United their 7/4 favourites to lift the first trophy of the season. Neighbours City are 3/1 (Ladbrokes), Aston Villa are 3/1 (Coral) and Blackburn 6/1 at Betchronicle.
Skybet give City the edge over United in the first leg at 5/4, the draw is 9/4 and an away win 7/4. Bet365 price United at 8/13 to qualify over the two legs with City considered a 5/4 shot by Betfred.
Semi Final Draw:
Manchester City v Manchester United
Blackburn v Aston Villa
First legs to be played week commencing January 4 and second legs week commencing January 18.