2018 Carabao Cup Final Betting Guide – This Sunday sees the first English domestic cup final as Arsenal and Man City lock horns for the Carabao Cup – the League Cup to you and I!
It will give both sides a chance to keep their fans happy with a trip to Wembley and some silverware for the trophy cabinet.
What are the stats saying ahead of the game?
The 90 mins match suggests Man City will be lifting the cup as they are around 1.61, with the draw 4.50 and Arsenal are as big as 5.50.
Of course, Man City’s dream of the quadruple was dashed last week when Wigan dumped them out of the cup, so Wenger’s Arsenal, who have won this trophy twice before, will be looking to give City more cup misery here.
The Outright betting has an even more one-sided feel to it with City, who will be looking for their fifth League Cup title, at 1.36, while Arsenal are on offer at 3.25.
They have, however, played 8 times in this competition and with Arsenal holding the clear edge with 5 wins then Gunners fans do have some hope.
Having said that, they met in the league earlier this season and with City winning that clash 3-1 then Wenger’s men have a bit of catching up to do.
Will there be goals?
City’s Sergio Aguero has been a thorn in the side for Arsenal in recent seasons too – he’s netted in 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads so at 4.33 (1st) or 1.72 (anytime) then he’s sure to be very popular in the scoring markets.
City are also unbeaten in their last 5 games vs Arsenal, but it is worth pointing out 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads have been draws.
However, the call here is for goals. Both teams have scored in ALL of the last 6 head-to-heads so at 1.53 there is some appeal here, while 8 of the last 9 clashes went OVER 2.5 GOALS – this is a slightly shorter 1.44 though.
Therefore, despite being short we’ll side with Both Teams To Score at 1.53, with an added interest in City’s Aguero to find the back of the net – something he often does when playing Arsenal!
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @1.53 (90 mins)
SERGIO AGUERO TO SCORE ANYTIME @1.72
Sunday 25th Feb 2018
Arsenal V Man City 16:30, Sky Sports
- Already met this season (Prem), Man City 3-1 Arsenal
- Met in the League Cup 8 times, Arsenal 5, Draw 1, Man City 2
- BOTH teams have scored in the last 6 head-to-heads
- 8 of the last 9 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
- Sergio Aguero has scored in 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads
- Man City are unbeaten (90 mins) in their last 5 vs Arsenal
- 3 DRAWS in the last 5 head-to-heads
- Sergio Aguero is Man City’s top scorer this season (29 goals all comps)