It’s a quiet week on the domestic football front and the League Cup Quarter Finals take centre stage tonight and tomorrow. It’s no surprise six of the eight remaining teams are from the Premier League, including defending champions Manchester City, and they kick-off the action tonight with a trip to the King Power where they face Leicester City. City are obviously hot favourites to win and progress and if they field a strong enough team, they should just edge this one.
However, if Guardiola introduces a lot of inexperienced and/or youth squad players, who aren’t as used to playing together, the result could be a lot closer and Guardiola may need to rely on some of his top players coming off the bench if there behind or level midway in to the second half. From a betting perspective stand in striker Jesus has been on fire since Aguero got injured and there’s a few bets you could consider involving him e.g. Score and Win Match Double, First or Anytime goal-scorer or alternatively City Win & U3.5 Goals.
The other League Cup quarter final tonight is between the only two teams not in the Premiership and its an all Championship Clash between high flying Middlesbrough and Burton, who were relegated from the EFL Championship last season. Boro have been the more consistent performers overall this season and are obviously the favourites to progress to the semi-finals, but in a match of this nature and with Boro manager Pulis possibly resting some of his key first team players with a league game at the weekend they can’t afford to lose in terms of their promotion chase it’s not a match that interests me from a betting perspective, except possibly opposing Boro on the exchanges or siding with Burton on the Handicap +1 if the price is generous enough.