Carling Cup Third Round Tips
The remaining fixtures in the third round of the Carling Cup take place tonight with Chelsea, Aston Villa, Manchester United and Liverpool all in action. Last night’s Carling Cup betting tips resulted in a profit of +9.4pts so let’s take a look at some of the matches taking place on Wednesday night and hopefully select more winning football tips.
Chelsea 1/4 v Newcastle 9/1 (Draw 9/2)
To Qualify During 30 Minutes Extra Time: Newcastle 45/1 1pt win
Despite Chelsea scoring 27 goals in their last five home games, Newcastle can take confidence from the fact that the Blues manager, Carlo Ancelotti, will field a weakened side in the Carling Cup.
The Magpies are riding the crest of a wave at present, following their impressive 1-0 win over Everton last weekend. That victory has propelled Newcastle to 6th place in the Premier League table and they’ll provide a tough test for the opposition.
At the odds on offer it’s worth chancing them to find a winner in extra-time.
Handicap Betting: Aston Villa -1 23/10 2pt win
Five-time League Cup winners Aston Villa have won six of the last 7 meetings between the two sides. Blackburn, under the guidance of loony manager Sam Allardyce, have only managed two wins in their last 17 away games, and with Gerard Houllier taking control for the first time, expect the Villa players to make a good impression on their new manager.
Scunthorpe 6/1 v Man Utd 2/5 (Draw 7/2)
Half-Time Result: Scunthorpe 11/2 2pt win
Comfortable wins over Crystal Palace and Sheffield United recently will give Scunthorpe confidence ahead of their match with last season’s Carling Cup winners Manchester United.
Alex Ferguson will likely rest the majority of the starting eleven that faced Liverpool last weekend, so expect an explosive start from the home side.
Anytime Goalscorer: C Dagnall (Scunthorpe) 3/1 1pt win
To Score 2 or More Goals: C Dagnall 25/1 0.5pt win
The Scunthorpe striker netted 51 goals for his former club Rochdale and he’s already made a good impression on his new manager by bagging two braces so far this season.