Chelsea, Fulham and Middlesbrough make up an unexpected trio of semi-finalists in the Carabao Cup after last night’s ties and tonight its Liverpool and West Ham who are vying to join them.
Illness has taken hold in the Hammers camp so team news is thin on the ground as they aim to win at Anfield for just the second time in 60 years.
Davie Moyes men claimed morale-boosting win over Wolves at weekend and have performed well in Europe so far
Liverpool have plenty of absentees to cope with too and after the frustration of their 0-0 with Manchester United you’d think Jurgen Klopp will be keen to bounce back with a win but a concern for punters will be what kind of line-up the German boss goes with.
Back in 2019 the Reds crashed out 5-0 at Aston Villa at this stage of the season with a starting XI that was the clubs’ youngest ever and read; Kelleher, Hoever, van den Berg, Boyes, Gallacher, Christie-Davies, Chirivella , Kane, Elliott, Longstaff, Hill.
A year later they were eliminated by Arsenal with a starting midfield of Jones, Gurjic and Wilson. Klopp has gone a bit stronger this season but with a crucial clash against Arsenal on Saturday he could use the depth of his squad once more.
With that in mind Liverpool look too short at 4/9. There could be a goal or two in this for the Hammers and with both sides likely to field unfamiliar defences a better approach could be to bet on the goals markets where Over 2.5 and BTTS pays 5/6.
In Scotland, Rangers have the chance to cut Celtic’s lead to two points. Tonight’s match against St Johnstone is one of two they have in hand over the Hoops so top spot is now in sight.
Confidence will be sky high in the Gers camp after last week’s brilliant win at Real Betis which booked a place in the last 16 of the Europa League, which was then followed up by them picking up the first piece of silverware of the season, the League Cup, in a 1-0 win over Aberdeen at Hampden.
Arguably taking over top spot would be even more important to the Rangers’ fans and there’s no case to be made for them slipping up tonight.
Phillipe Clement has made a near faultless starts as Gers boss and remains unbeaten since his appointment back in October.
St Johnstone have an abysmal record at Ibrox, where they’ve not won in the league since 2017.
Goalscoring has been a problem for the Saints this season. They’ve netted just 12 times in 17 outings, failing to score in eight so a home win to nil looks on the cards at 4/6. Double that up with Rangers to score second half goal for a 20/21 BetBuilder.
- Liverpool v West Ham – Over 2.5 Goals & BTTS 5/6 Bet365
- Rangers to win to nil & Rangers to score in the second half 20/21 Bet365
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