With the dates for the Carabao Cup fourth round already set, fans are closely following the latest football news as they eagerly wait to wager on the games with VWin. VWin is a user-friendly Asian sports betting site that features odds on all top football competitions across the world. Here are some Carabao Cup misses and hits that you should know about before wagering on the competition this October.
Is “Having a Go” Right Now Good Enough for the Red Devils?
While there was enough sportsmanship on the show to help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer avoid this catastrophic night, Manchester United is out of the competition without leaving any mark. The red devils are yet to win the silverware with Ole Gunnar in office, making it four years without a trophy. Unfortunately, this long barren run doesn’t seem like it’s going to be ending soon following the defeat by West Ham and loss against Young Boys on the opening night of the Champions League.
Solskjaer’s healthy start in the premier league is enough to silence his naysayers, but the time to define United’s abilities to challenge for the EPL title will be when Manchester City, Chelsea, or Liverpool are at the door. However, Solskjaer doesn’t seem overly concerned even after allowing another chance for a trophy to slip away.
A Mixed Night For the Blues Fringe Stars
Chelsea’s depth this year means there will be lots of quality options to prove a point each time Thomas Tuchel rotates for games with teams like Aston Villa. Timon Werner managed to record his first goal this season, but there were several other big misses at crucial moments. That suggested that inconsistent finishing will always be part of Weiner’s game in this country.
Soon after heading Chelsea in front, Weiner missed a glorious moment to extend their lead by firing wide on the goal. Ben Chilwell also had the chance to get back into the equation after the brilliant start by Marcus Alonso this season, although there wasn’t much in his performance since his Champions League final game in May. That suggests that he might usurp the Spaniard soon on the EPL side. However, his shootout misses have done very little in boosting his confidence.
Elsewhere, Saul Niguez started his second debut for the team during his first appearance since hauling off at Aston Villa by half-time during his debut. However, the performance proved that he might have a little time to adapt to the English game. There was also a solid debut for center-back Malang Sarr and a good performance from Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the deeper midfield, giving Tuchel plenty of options on every front.
Leicester and Rodgers Dreaming of Another Silverware
Brendan Rodgers has managed to win his last 24 cup matchups against opponents in the lower-league, so it wasn’t surprising to see Leicester ease against Millwall to book a spot in the fourth round. The premier side had a difficult first half, but Ademola Lookman’s finish followed by Kelechi Iheanacho’s second goal helped Leicester’s fans sing about the Wembley Stadium again. Additionally, with Rodgers taking the lead, nothing shows that the current Community Shield and FA Cup holders can’t get another big trophy at the national stadium.
Although Rodgers hasn’t managed to land a top-four finish for Leicester despite being close over the last two seasons, he has brought optimism in the Carabao Cup competition. However, the Carabao Cup gave the foxes a welcome distraction following their hit and miss at the beginning of the EPL campaign.
The Foxes are set to meet Brighton in the next round, after matching them in the EPL earlier last month. However, Brighton might be the one feeling unfortunate in the next round of the Carabao Cup draw despite winning against Leicester in the EPL.
Lack of Depth Affects Everton’s Fight against QPR
Since the beginning of the season, Everton has had a great game against different opponents. However, the lack of depth has affected Rafa Benitez and his side last month against Aston Villa in the EPL campaign and then against QPR in the Carabao Cup.
Salomon Rondon is still in his early days with the club, but the 32-year-old doesn’t seem to be at the required level after being away from English football for several years. That shows Rondon is not yet a viable replacement for Calvert-Lewin. Everton also looked light in the midfield, after Benitez took Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure out of the side. However, they produced 17 goal attempts, which were enough chances to win the game, but their fans were left deflated by their League Cup failure.
Considering the rising injuries, Lucas Digne got off with 10 minutes remaining and it might be a good thing for the team that he left the stage with some respect. However, that couldn’t help him appease the team’s fan base that was quite desperate to get their first trophy since 1995.
Arteta Praises Nketiah in Arsenal Win
Eddie Nketiah hadn’t played for Arsenal this season before their match with AFC Wimbledon, but he seems to still have a role under Mikel Arteta. The 22-year-old star seemed to have been kept in the fringes but managed to score a goal at Emirates Stadium to seal Arsenal’s 3-0 victory. That was a satisfying moment for the youngster and Arteta felt that his tireless workout since recovering from his ankle injury paid off with the well-deserved reward.