Reds odds-on for Carling Cup

Kenny Dalglish's side dominated the opening exchanges

Steven Gerrard’s penalty was enough to give Liverpool a 1-0 advantage at the halfway point in their Carling cup semi-final tie with Manchester City, and they are now odds-on favourites to lift the trophy in February.

Kenny Dalglish’s side dominated the opening exchanges and took a deserving lead through their captain on 13 minutes. But as the game progressed City began to take control and, in the end, manager Roberto Mancini had every right to feel a little aggrieved that his side did not come away from the game with a draw.

The winner of this tie will go on to face the winner of the other semi-final where Crystal Palace also hold a slender one-goal lead over Cardiff.

Bookmaker William Hill now quote Liverpool at odds of 1/3 to see off Manchester City and just 4/7 to go on and lift the Carling Cup next month. The Premier League leaders are priced at 9/4 to overturn the deficit and 5/2 to add the League Cup to their trophy cabinet.

Palace are a 10/11 chance to make it to the final and 9/1 to lift the trophy, with Cardiff at Evens for a Wembley appearance and 10/1 for the cup.


Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 12/01/2012 - 12:42 PM
Filed in:- League Cup Betting News, Liverpool, Manchester City


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