FOOTBALL BETTING: If Man United fans were disgruntled at the FA Cup reverse against old foes Leeds, they could be suicidal after Wednesday’s Carling Cup Semi-final at neighbours City.
United remain Totesport’s 7/4 favourites for League Cup glory, but Stan James have nevertheless reacted to Sunday’s defeat by making Sir Alex Ferguson’s men 11/5 outsiders to take an advantage back to Old Trafford.
William Hill’s 23/10 chalked against an Eastlands stalemate is sure to be popular, but it’s City, who have made a flying start under Roberto Mancini, that can take the upper hand in the tie.
They’re 11/8 (Betdaq) to inflict more misery on their local rivals and ambitious punters can back them at 3/1 with Partybets to come out on top in a clash that produce three or more goals. Meanwhile, more specifically, Carlos Tevez is 6/1 (bet365) to add to his three goals in the tournament by opening the scoring against his former club and 888Sport quote odds of 9/1 for a 2-1 home win.