We’re offering even BIGGER prices on Wednesday’s EFL Cup semi-final at the City Ground, including a BOOSTED 5/2 chance on Marcus Rashford to register over 1.5 shots on target.
Newcastle United took a step towards securing themselves a spot in a domestic final for the first time in 24 years on Tuesday evening, and Nottingham Forest and Manchester United will hope to do likewise on Wednesday.
Eric ten Hag’s men head into the encounter as the big 8/13 favourites to take a lead into the Old Trafford leg of the tie, whilst Forest, who are three unbeaten in all competitions, can be backed at 9/2 to put themselves in the driving seat ahead of next week’s return fixture.
It’s been a frustrating week for the Red Devils having propelled themselves from nowhere to establish themselves as outside contenders in the Premier League title race, but having notched up nine straight victories, a draw at Crystal Palace and defeat at the Emirates Stadium has since simmered such title talk.
There is no doubt that the five-time League Cup winners have turned a huge corner under the stewardship of the Dutchman however, and whilst they are going to have to go some to oust Arsenal and Manchester City in the hunt for the league crown, the EFL Cup does present them with a very real possibility of claiming their first silverware in six years.
Not since completing a Europa League and EFL Cup double in 2017 have United added to their honours list, and with their city rivals being dumped from the competition by Southampton in the last eight, it could just well be the Red Devils’ time.
Forest meanwhile, four-time League Cup winners themselves, last reached a major domestic final back in 1992, and would love to keep their hopes of ending that run alive in front of what will be a raucous home crowd at the City Ground.
Steve Cooper’s men have overcome Grimsby Town, Tottenham Hotspur, Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers to set-up this semi-final showdown, and can be backed at 16/1 to go all the way and claim Wembley Stadium glory.
As always, we’re offering Bet Boosts on the big game, including Bet Builders and a 5/2 shot on United’s in-form frontman Rashford, landing two or more shots on target.
Alternative Player Shots on Target
Marcus Rashford – Over 1.5
Was 2/1 >> Now 5/2
Rashford has been a revelation this season, and is currently enjoying the most prolific period of his career to date.
The England international has scored 20 times for club and country this term, including nine goals in his last nine appearances.
His blank against Crystal Palace last week is the only time he has failed to score since reporting back from World Cup duties in December, and he will be desperate to maintain his hot-streak against Forest on Wednesday.
We’ve boosted the frontman’s odds of registering ‘Over 1.5 Shots on Target’ in the game from 2/1 to 5/2, and given the 25-year-old’s recent record, it looks cracking value.
The 25-year-old averages two shots at goal per game, and has hit the target with 30 of his 41 strikes in domestic action – an average of over 75 percent.
He has also been prolific in the EFL Cup, scoring four times in just 198 minutes of action – a return of almost a goal every 50 minutes.
Match result will be Manchester United
Antony – Over 0.5 Shots on target in the Match
Wout Weghorst – Over 0.5 Shots on target in the Match
Was 13/5 >> Now 11/4
Was 6/1 >> Now 13/2
Match result will be Nottingham Forest or Draw
Morgan Gibbs-White – Over 0.5 Shots on target in the Match
Both Teams to Score in the Match – Yes
Was 11/2 >> Now 6/1
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