The Carabao Cup Quarter finals actions resumes with Manchester City, United, Liverpool and Leicester City all eyeing the trophy. Liverpool will be playing with the academy boys as their key players are playing the Club World Cup tournament. Over here we will be giving analysis on the games and then make predictions.
Carabao Cup Quarter Finals: Aston Villa vs Liverpool
Aston Villa will be hosting Premier League leaders Liverpool in the Carabao Cup quarter finals in their Villa Park Stadium. They will be looking to get their revenge on Liverpool for an unlucky Premier League defeat in their last meeting. The Villans set up a meeting with the Reds by beating the likes of Crewe Alexandra, Brighton, and Wolverhampton. They are eager to claim yet another major win when they host Liverpool.
Liverpool on the other hand beat Arsenal on penalties to get to the quarter finals. They will be playing without first-team regulars, who travelled to Qatar to take part in the FIFA Club World Cup. The Reds will surely fight tooth and nail in Tuesday’s match, but beating the Villans at Villa Park. A man to keep an eye on in the home side will be Jack Grealish. He missed a penalty in a 2-0 loss to Sheffield United at the weekend and will want to make amends.
Carabao Cup Quarter Finals: Everton vs Leicester City
Everton has really improved after the sack of Marco Silva. The interim coach is yet to lose any match in his stay in the club. He has played two matches against two EPL giants Chelsea and Manchester United. Chelsea lost to them while Manchester United drew. They will host Leicester City at their Goodison Park in Carabao Cup quarter finals. Duncan Fergusson will want continue in his good form with the team but the game against the high-flying Foxes won be easy.
Brazilian international Richarlison, who has found his goal-scoring touch of late, will be the men to watch. Brendan Rodgers’ men, on the other hand, head into the League Cup game following a 1-1 draw with Norwich City in the English top flight. Anyhow, Everton are tough to beat at home, we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. As always, experienced attacker Jamie Vardy will lead the line for the Foxes.
Carabao Cup Quarter Finals: Oxford United vs Manchester City
It will be clash of small and mighty as both Oxford United and Manchester City face each other in the Carabao quarter finals. Manchester City will be aiming to build on a 3-0 win over Arsenal in the English Premier League on Sunday. The Citizens have slim chances of winning the Premier League trophy this season with Liverpool gap. With this, Pep Guardiola is likely to parade his best possible against against the Yellows.
Manchester City will be playing Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 with very slim chance of qualifying. Pep Guardiola is likely to stick to his attacking style of play. We predict that they are going to win. They will sure make it to the semis of the competition without any difficulties.
In Kun Aguero’s absence, Gabriel Jesus will be leading the attack line for the visitors against Oxford United. The League One side failed to find the net in the previous two league fixtures in the league games. With this record we are tempted to put our money on the star-studded Premier League winners. When the two sides met in the Carabao Cup in September 2018, Man City rolled over Oxford United 3-0.
Carabao Cup Quarter Finals: Manchester United vs Colchester
Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Colchester in the iconic Old Trafford Stadium. Manchester United did well to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the last 16. With United having no hope of winning the Premier League they will play to win the Carabao Cup. We are positive that they are going to leave their hearts on the field. The Wednesday’s football match against Colchester United will end in favor of the home team.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops have been in a fine form in the national championship of late. They beat Tottenham and Manchester City and we are sure they do the same in the Wednesday game. We predict that they are going to advance to the Carabao Cup semis without any difficulties. Marcus Rashford, who has netted 13 goals in all competitions so far this season is a player to watch in the home team. Colchester United did remarkably well to eliminate Tottenham earlier in the process. But beating Manchester United won’t be easy. We do not believe that they are capable of claiming yet another major scalp in the 2019/2020 League Cup campaign.