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Wednesday's Sport: Southampton braced for City slickers

The remaining spots in the last four of the EFL Cup will be settled on Wednesday evening as Southampton prepare to welcome competition specialists Manchester City to St Mary's.

The Citizens are chasing a seventh success in the EFL Cup since 2014, their fifth in six years and, most of all, matching Liverpool's all-time tally of nine having dumped out the Reds in the last round.

Wolves meanwhile visit the City Ground to face a Nottingham Forest side smarting from Saturday's FA Cup mauling at Blackpool.

At The Masters snooker in London, Judd Trump enters the fray as does another former world champion in Stuart Bingham, while racing action is confined to synthetic surfaces at Lingfield and Kempton.

EFL Cup: Saints set for huge City test

WhatSouthampton v Manchester City
WhereSt Mary's, Southampton
When20:00, Wednesday 11th January
How to watchSky Sports Main Event/ Sky Sports Football
OddsSouthampton 14/1, Draw 11/2, Manchester City 1/5

Southampton boss Nathan Jones has won both domestic cup games since taking over from Ralph Hasenhuttl - in stark contrast to some poor league form - but few people will be giving him much hope of notching the hat-trick when Manchester City come to the south coast.

City have made this competition their own in recent times and Pep Guardiola will call on a strong line-up, regardless of how he chooses to shuffle the pack.

With the Manchester derby looming this weekend, Saints will be hoping their visitors might turn some eyes to that early, but the home side are still 14/1 in the Full Time Result market.

EFL Cup: Wolves looking to fell Forest

WhatNottingham Forest v Wolves
WhereCity Ground, Nottingham
When19:45, Wednesday 11th January
How to watchN/A
OddsNottingham Forest 31/20, Draw 23/10, Wolves 9/5

Wolves were considered by most observers to have been unfortunate not to dump Liverpool from the FA Cup at Anfield on Saturday evening.

Julen Lopetegui has made an immediate impact on Wolves and they will travel to the City Ground in confident mood despite being 9/5 in the Full Time Result betting.

Opposite number Steve Cooper made wholesale changes for the FA Cup trip to Blackpool on Saturday and Forest were given the runaround in a 4-1 defeat.

They are behind Forest in the Premier League standings but Wolves might be better equipped for this assignment.

The Masters: Trump out to avoid latest shock

WhatJudd Trump v Ryan Day, The Masters
WhereAlexandra Palace, London
When13.00, Wednesday 11th January
How to watchBBC2, Eurosport
OddsJudd Trump 3/10, Ryan Day 5/2

With Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, John Higgins and Mark Allen all amongst the early casualties in London this week, Trump will be treading carefully when he faces Ryan Day at The Masters on Wednesday afternoon.

The 'Ace in the Pack' hasn't won any of snooker's Triple Crown titles since his maiden World Championship in 2019 - a success many expected would open the floodgates.

He won The Masters that same season and will be desperate to kick-start a good second half of this season with a strong run at Ally Pally. Trump is 4/1 in the Correct Score market for a 6-3 win over his Welsh opponent.

Racing: All-weather holds the fort

WhatRacing at Lingfield & Kempton
WhereLingfield Park, Kempton Park
When12.45-8.00, Wednesday 11th January
How to watchSky Sports Racing, Racing TV & bet365 live Sport Streaming
OddsLingfield 2.15: Capital Theory 5/2, Base Note 11/4, Silverscape 7/1, Protected Guest 15/2, Pirate King 9/1

The National Hunt meeting at Leicester was abandoned due to a waterlogged track, leaving the Polytrack action at Lingfield and Kempton to hold the fort in the UK.

At Lingfield, Simon & Ed Crisford's Base Note is 11/4 to better last month's close second at Wolverhampton behind leading Triumph Hurdle contender Scriptwriter when he goes in the mile-and-a-half handicap at 2.15.

Kempton meanwhile brings along seven races in the evening, starting at 5.00, and all the action can be followed via the bet365 Sports Live Streaming service.

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