United are still reeling from Sunday’s derby but most of that team will not head to the Recreation Ground to take on Aldershot in the Carling Cup, where Alex Ferguson’s men are 2/7 favs with Stan James to pick up a win.
Aldershot finally ended a losing streak by emphatically beating Dagenham and they will have their tails up, despite being 14/1 chances with , as they saw United slump to defeat.
Expect United to run out winners as their reserves should possess the quality but Sportingbet give Aldershot a 2-goal headstart at 5/4 to win while William Hill’s 21/20 about both teams scoring holds merit. Man United to edge the contest by a single goal is the value at 3/1 (Boylesports)
Arsenal are 4/7 (Bet365) to pick up a 7th win in 8 games in all competitions and they can do it against a struggling Bolton side. Coyle’s troops did win well at Villa in the previous round but a new sense of confidence is infiltrating the Emirates and Arsenal are 11/1 (Skybet) to emulate their 3-0 league win over Bolton and a fine 6/4 with Paddy Power to win by 2 clear goals or better.
Finally, Cardiff and Bolton are 5/2 () to be level after 90 minutes while in-form Crystal Palace are 11/5 with Sportingbet to upset Championship leaders Southampton.