2016/17 League Cup Betting Preview PT 2- By A.J. Ryder on January 9, 2017 20:05 GMT
The draw here – which Hull City would certainly take prior to kick off – can be backed at a 15/2 margin.
In regards to outright qualification, you'll find Manchester United listed at a best price of about 1/6 to go through to the final of the competition. Hull City are available at a best price of about 7/1 to progress through the tie. They are available as low as a 4/1 margin.
While the Manchester United vs Hull fixture on Tuesday appears to be a relatively straightforward set-up, the contest between Southampton and Liverpool looks to be much more interesting and open from a betting standpoint. You'll find Liverpool going into the first fixture trading as the favourite here but they certainly aren't odds-on to get the result.
You'll find the Reds trading at a best price of about 13/10 for the outright victory in the first leg while their South Coast counterparts are priced at a 5/2 margin despite being the hosts and having played some solid football as of late.
The draw in this contest is trading at a 13/5 margin and that looks like a pretty accurate outcome from a contest that could be really tight, particularly in the first leg of things. While it may be an in-play wager for many people, the outright draw could be the result to play with here unless you reckon that Liverpool will really open up Southampton and take advantage of their ability to get the victory with their direct running and ability to get behind them and trouble their defenders until the end of 90 minutes.
Liverpool are the significant favourites to progress to the final and the bookmakers have them trading at a best price of about 2/5 to get the job done. Southampton top out at a price of about 12/5 to get the victory and line up against what is likely to be Manchester United in the next stage.
United get the edge to actually win the competition with the bookmakers listing them with a slight edge over Liverpool with a 5/4 margin while the Reds can be backed at a 6/4 price tag to lift the trophy. Southampton are a slightly more plausible 15/2 than Hull are priced at with their lengthy 20/1 to win the League Cup.