Liverpool squeaked through into the final of the Carling Cup and unsurprisingly, the Reds are hot favourites to bring the trophy back to Anfield. William Hill make Kenny Dalglishs men 1/7 to lift the trophy and 2/5 to win the final in 90 minutes. Cardiff are the outsiders and they are 4/1 to lift the trophy and 13/2 to win in 90 minutes. Hills think that Liverpool are such favourites that they have already started taking bets on how many goals Liverpool score on the day and make one the 15/8 favourite although they are 5/2 to score three or more on the day while Cardiff are 4/6 to score no goals.
Whoever won between Liverpool and Manchester City were always going to be favourites to lift the Cup and we think the cup engraver may as well start practicing writing Liverpool now, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Andy Carroll found himself on the bench against City tonight and William Hill make him 5/6 to fail to start against Manchester United at the weekend.
Carling Cup Outright: 1/7 Liverpool; 4/1 Cardiff
2/5 Liverpool; 13/2 Cardiff; 13/5 draw
Total Liverpool Final Goals
Three or more 5/2
Cardiff City to score 11/10 yes; 4/6 no
Carroll to start vs Man Utd on Saturday 28th January FA Cup
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