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EFL Cup odds and betting tips

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EFL Cup odds and betting tips

You’re well out of it, Jose. PS please send money.

They said it couldn’t be done, but Tottenham and Manchester City have defied the gloomsters – and managed to make the EFL Cup even less prestigious than it was.

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Welcome to the Snides Shield (4.30pm) and fittingly, despite a Europa qualifying-round ticket ‘up for grabs’, it hardly matters who wins. But they can’t both lose, so there must be a bet in it.

City strolled the last head-to-head, but a Euro trip looms and they’ll be minus big players. They are 1/6 to lift the jug, a suitably greedy price.

Harry Kane is now a ‘definitely maybe’, though he hasn’t scored against City for five years. Last one a penalty, obvs.

Jose Mourinho talked of the “modern penalty” after February’s 3-0 defeat. Good spot. Get on ‘penalty in match’ at 12/5 (Hills, 90mins).

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Five of the last 20 EFL finals went to shootouts – 6/1 (Skybet) it is settled on penalties again is big on that data.

It’s not over until the fat lady actually sings, but West Brom’s defeat on Thursday night must have had Sam Allardyce humming a few scales.

He might hope to see flip-flops on hosts Aston Villa (7pm), but I doubt Euros-hungry Ollie Watkins will wear them. Try 13/8 (Fred) Watkins ‘anytime scorer’.

Wolves have done enough to survive, but a point against Burnley (12pm, BBC One) would complete the maths, and a share suits both. Have a DRAW at 12/5.

The last time Manchester United went to Elland Road, 10 years back, a bloodthirsty mob of Leeds fans laid siege to their hotel.

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Sir Alex Ferguson called his stay “frightening” and “like the film Zulu”.

That’s a withering TripAdvisor review. I believe there was also a “huge pube” in the bath and the mini-bar was “a ****ing disgrace”.

Stuart Dallas has earned a higher ‘anytime scorer’ rating than 8/1 (Paddy) says. Worth a pop.

Try an ‘anytime scorer’ nibble on Luis Suarez at 13/10 (Paddy) when Atletico go to Bilbao (8pm, La Liga).

Last week: Winner at 6/4

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