What are the odds? Manchester United in the Cup

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This is written by Martin Backhouse @martinbackhouse

After a morale boosting draw at Old Trafford on Sunday, we travel to the Theatre of Dreams once again to face Mourinho’s men in the Quarter Final of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night. We’re 6/1 with Betway to win in 90mins and a tempting 100/30 to simply reach the Semis. Please bear in mind that most markets for cup games are 90mins only, so don’t go crazy if we win 2-1 AET and you’ve backed a 2-1 win in the Correct Score market; you’ll be disappointed.

I expect us to field a strong side, with Andre Ayew or Ashley Fletcher potentially leading the line because of Sakho’s unfortunate injury. Ayew is 11/1 to score first, 7/2 anytime. After coming close to opening his account on Sunday, Fletcher is 12/1 to open the scoring, 4/1 anytime. I’d be surprised if he started, but Andy Carroll could well be on the bench on Wednesday. He’s 3/1 to score at any point in the match. Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford have combined for two goals in the EFL Cup this season; the most of any duo still in the competition. They’re 13/1 and 4/1 respectively to notch the opener, 5/1 and Evens anytime.
Mark Noble has assisted twice in the EFL Cup this year, while no other player set to feature in the quarter-final has done so more. I’ve requested a ‘Mark Noble to get an assist’ market with Betway but it’s not yet available as I type this, so keep an eye out before kick off if you’re tempted to have some pennies on that.
If you’re the kind of punter who loves a dabble on extra time and penalty markets, we’re 28/1 to win it in extra time and 20/1 to progress on penalties. Whatever you’re betting on, all the best! I’m liking the look of the 15/4 on offer in the Draw No Bet market. COYI! Wemberlee…

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