Paddy Power reckon there will be shocks in the Carling Cup this midweek – and they are probably right.
Loads of big guns are on a shaky ground in a tournament notorious for favouring the underdog. The best advice before betting on early Carling Cup games is to check team news before risking a penny.
Most EPL teams will be under-strength and of little value at short prices. So until I have a better idea about the line-ups I'll make no predictions but I will keep you posted.
Paddy Power go 5-1 on none or one EPL teams being knocked out but I prefer two or three and that's the 10-11 favourite. Four or five to exit is 7-4 and six or more is 10-1.
Chelsea are 9-2 favourites to win the Cup with Paddy Power who make defending champions Man United 5-1. Man City are 6-1 to make the Carling Cup the first trophy in their new cash-rich era with Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs all at 10-1.