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Liverpool and Manchester City meet at Anfield on Wednesday night to decide who will face Crystal Palace or Cardiff in the Carling Cup semi final. In Play Betting will be a necessity in this tense encounter, with a chance at glory a mere 90 minutes away.

Liverpool hold a 1-0 aggregate lead over their opponents, after a Steven Gerrard penalty in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium gave the Merseysiders victory. The Reds have since been beaten 3-1 at the Reebok Stadium against Bolton, a real setback in their top four ambitions. With Luis Suarez suspended, Kenny Dalglish’s men have looked slightly toothless in attack, and pressure is mounting on Andy Carroll to start scoring and justify his large transfer fee. Craig Bellamy will play against his old club also, in what should be a tightly contested affair. Titan Bet have the hosts at odds of 2.57 to get a win.

Manchester City are on the trail of a domestic double, but need to overcome a deficit if they are to make the final at Wembley. Roberto Mancini’s men received a boost on Sunday as they beat Tottenham 3-2 in the Premier League; Mario Balotelli scored the winner from the penalty spot in injury time. The away side will be tempted to play a full strength team in a bid to overcome the first leg’s score and make the final. Titan Bet have the best football odds of 2.61 for a City victory.

This will be close as both sides will be determined to make the final of the competition. My Carling Cup football betting tip is a 1-1 draw, which Titan Bet has at odds of 6.53.

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