The Capital One Cup is a bit like that bonkers old aunt you see every couple of months. You smile and act nice, but really you’re just counting down the minutes until she leaves and you can get back to the important things in life. That’s the Capital One Cup, but it would be a shame to waste a good opportunity to make some money and this 179/1 first goalscorer acca is here to do just that.
Man United are finally starting to play like the teams of Sir Alex. Shite, but grinding out wins. 10 wins this season and the only really convincing one was against Everton. Van Gaal is yet to win a trophy at United and they won’t win the league this season. Winning the Capital One Cup may not seem like much, but it would keep things ticking over.
Anthony Martial has been in electric form this season with five goals in 10 games for United. He’s only scored once in six, but against a side that doesn’t even look convincing in the Championship? He should have a field day. The young Frenchman is to find the onion bag first and only a fool or Alan Hansen (cause he’s kid and the whole you’ll win nothing with kids? Oh never mind.) would back against him.
Bournemouth got smashed by Spurs worse than the Irish against Argentina on Sunday. Liverpool have Jurgen Klopp. If Liverpool mange to win the Capital One Cup Klopp will make sure he doesn’t join Brendan Rodgers in not winning a trophy in his first three years at the club. Yeah we’re looking down the line a bit, but in all honesty what else is that team going to win? They are the footballing equivalent to Dundee. But before that can happen they have to actually win a game.
Liverpool have become something of a draw specialist team. Eight draws from 13 games all season doesn’t make for good reading, but a couple of wins and momentum changes. Coutinho is still the best player that Liverpool have, but he’s only scored once this season. A goal could change his and Liverpool’s fortunes. He scored three goals in cup games last season and Liverpool won the same fixture in the same competition 3-1 last season. A goal to kickstart Coutinho and Liverpool at ? Don’t mind if i do.
Poor oul Tim Sherwood. Sacked by Villa and his fruit and veg stand is in the toilet. But life moves on and now they must go face a Southampton team that have win three of their last four and have Graziano Pelle the most beautiful man alive alongside Olivier Giroud. If the big Italian is a lion then Villa’s defence is a blind, one-legged gazelle that has wandered into a lions den.
Pelle has nine goals for club and country this season and with Villa having conceded 17 goals in the league alone odds of “The Italian Stallion” is a bet that sounds better then his nickname. He scored three goals in the Capital One Cup last season including two at this stage. Besides look at that face how could you not trust him?