Despite being a goal down from the first leg Chelsea are overwhelming favourites to qualify for the EFL Cup final when Middlesbrough come calling at Stamford Bridge tonight.

Hayden Hackney’s tidy finish was enough to give Boro the first leg advantage two weeks ago and the bookies make them 9/4 chances to book their place at Wembley with Chelsea at 1/3 to progress.

Odds are even shorter, at 2/9, on a win inside the 90 minutes for Chelsea. Boro are 10/1.

Things could be a little nervy for the Blues who have failed to win over half of their home league matches this season and Michael Carrick will no doubt set his side out to frustrate the hosts and their fans for as long as possible.

Mauricio Pochettino also has a whole host of absentees to contend with; Fofana, James, Cucurella, Lavia, Nkunku, Sanchez, Ugochukwu and Jackson are all unavailable.

The time of the first goal line is set at 23:00 minutes. Chelsea have scored just two goals inside that mark in their last 10 outings. Across the all 27 games this season they’ve scored inside the first 23 minutes in six so they’re relatively slow starters and the 5/6 on no goal before then appeals.

Under 2.5 Goals also looks a bit overpriced at 17/10. Chelsea need only win 2-0 to progress and it’s sure to be a close encounter.

Bolton’s run of wins was ended by Leyton Orient on Saturday but they should get back on track at home to an improving Cheltenham who are still in the relegation zone on League 1.

We tipped against troubled Reading at the weekend and it could pay to do so again. High flying Derby (17/20) are the visitors and they can take add to the turmoil by taking all three points which would send them top of the table.

Wigan have won an impressive eight of 13 games at home (only Bolton and Blackpool have won more) and although they’re only one point better off than tonight’s opponents, Wycombe, add in their points deduction and it would be nine.

The bookies have both sides at 17/10 to win which means there could be a bit value around Shaun Maloney’s men who are on a good run of four without defeat (W2 D2) in the league.

Super Single

  • Chelsea v Boro – No Goal Before 23:00 5/6 Bet365

League One Treble

  • Bolton
  • Derby
  • Wigan
  • Treble pays 13/2 at Bet365

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Racing Tips

Rizzel has picked out four fancies for Newbury on Tuesday including a 1pt EW NAP priced up at 7/1.

As always, post your betting tips for today in the comments section below.

  1. Deano86 4 months ago

    Bit of an interest for the Aussie game at 8am ,

    Over 3.5 mgs
    Over 12.5 corners,

    Pays 4/1 at bet365 ,

    Goodluck 👍

  2. MrBigChug 4 months ago


    I’m going with a bet that has landed in there last few games and a player I highlighted in the last two to commit a foul from the Boro engine ROOM. The longshot also landed in the 1st leg.

    DANIEL BARLASER to commit foul 10/11 NAP

    DANIEL BARLASER to commit fh foul 11/5 NB

    BARLASER / SILVA / MADUEKE to commit foul 7/1 LONGSHOT

    • MrBigChug 4 months ago

      No joy with the fouls with only Silva landing👎

  3. Davinho 4 months ago

    Any thoughts on todays games macca ?

    • maccathered 4 months ago

      Haven’t settled on anything just yet mate.

    • maccathered 4 months ago

      Haven’t settled on anything just yet mate.

  4. audioban 4 months ago


    ESSEN O2.5
    LUDBECK O2.5



  5. maccathered 4 months ago

    Chelsea v Middlesbrough
    Over 3.5 goals at 1/1
    Over 4.5 goals at 12/5
    I think the bookies are being pretty tight with their goals prices but Chelsea could score a hatful if the first leg is anything to go by. Chelsea had chance after chance and really shouldn’t be behind in the tie, if they take their chances tonight then these should sail in.

    Own goal in the match at 8/1
    A market that I have never seen mentioned on here but one I have done well on in recent times. It was 10/1 for an own goal in the Ipswich match last, I did the double with the Brighton game at 70/1 which came close, a bet I do for most games now.
    Best of luck

    • cockerspaniel 4 months ago

      I do own goals in the Scottish Championship macca normally get around 10/1 .
      It`s worth a punt G. L

    • 1terrytips 4 months ago


    • kf 4 months ago

      Great picks Macca…just out of interest which bookies do the own goals market? Checked Hills PP and Betway and couldn’t see it…don’t have 365 or Slybet anymore…

    • maccathered 4 months ago

      I do mine with b365 kf, under specials. There should be other bookies who do that market though.

  6. maccathered 4 months ago

    Hong Kong v Palestine
    Hong Kong to win at 17/4
    Only a small stake, Hong Kong only lost 1 nil to Iran but Hong Kong did create a few chances. Palestine aren’t as strong as Iran so could be some value here.

  7. alva glen 4 months ago

    Chelsea v Boro – Chelsea win, Chelsea most corners both halves and -4 corners + u3.5 gls. 4/1. WH.

  8. Alves 4 months ago

    2/3 on BB treble last night, Griezmaan scored in injury time but was flagged offside that would’ve brought 8/1 bet up. BB at Inter gane nowhere near.

    5fold insured wi PP – 17.00 KO. 16/5+

    Gambia v Senegal – Mane SOT
    Oxford v Barnsley – 1+ HT gls
    Mansfield v Sutton – 1+ HT gls
    Chesterfield v Woking – Chesterfield to score 2+
    Chelsea v Middlesbrough – Chelsea 7+ corners

    • Alves 4 months ago

      Mane missing open goal 😂😂😂

  9. Deano86 4 months ago


    Over 2.5 mgs double 2/1 ,

    Goodluck 👍

  10. goalden oldie 4 months ago

    Last bet lost
    Today’s bet
    England league 1
    Oxford v Barnsley
    Both teams to score + over 2.5 goals
    Ladbrokes 21/20

  11. cockerspaniel 4 months ago

    Hearts v Dundee
    2 + pens in the match 12/1 Skybet

  12. newts68 4 months ago

    U21s prem cup
    Hull city v Aston Villa
    Over 3.5 mgrs 4/7
    Over 4.5 mgls 5/4

  13. newts68 4 months ago

    In play 8 mins played
    U21s prem cup
    Hull City v Aston Villa
    Over 1.5 fhgls 11/10
    Fhgls weren’t available prematch so waited till in play

  14. craneguy 4 months ago

    tonite…………… wee bet builder

    herts o1.5tgs, shankland atgs, herts win, o8.5 corners, o2.5 cards 29/10

    GL…………. all with a shilling on


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