Palace 10/1 For Carling Cup Glory On Bad British Night In Europe

Manchester United were unceremoniously dumped out of the Carling Cup by 7/1 (price to qualify) Crystal Palace and The Eagles are 10/1 to win the Cup with William Hill and 5/4 to qualify from their Semi Final against Cardiff (who are 4/7 to reach Wembley). Manchester City are clear favourites to win the tournament at 5/6 ahead of their Semi Final opponents Liverpool at 6/4.

“With one Championship side guaranteed to be in the Final at Wembley, the two legged Semi between Palace and Cardiff will be an undoubtedly dogged encounter,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “We do think, however, that whoever wins the other Semi will be in with a fantastic chance of lifting the first Silverware of the year.”

A Tottenham defeat was the culmination for a poor night of British football in the Europa League and their odds of winning the competition have drifted from 9/1 to 20/1 to win the competition. Birmingham and Celtic have also drifted from 50/1 to 100/1 (Birmingham) and 100/1 to 125/1(Celtic). All eyes now turn to the two sides who are playing on Thursday to carry the torch for British football with Stoke the Even money favourites to progress furthest of all the Home Nations sides with Fulham the 15/8 second favourites. Spurs are 7/2 with Birmingham 16/1 and Celtic 20/1.

British Side to progress furthest: 1/1 Stoke; 15/8 Fulham; 7/2 Tottenham; 16/1 Birmingham; 20/1 Celtic

Europa League Winner: 10/1 PSG; 10/1 Atletico Madrid; 14/1 Schalke; 14/1 PSV; 14/1 Athletic Bilbao; 14/1 Sporting Lisbon; 16/1 Stoke; 20/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Lazio; 20/1 Braga; 20/1 Udinese; 25/1 Twente; 25/1 Rubin Kazan; 28/1 Fulham; 33/1 BAR

To qualify

8/15 City v Liverpool 11/8
4/7 Cardiff v Crystal P 5/4


11/8 Man C v Cardiff
9/4 Man C v Crystal P
11/4 Liverpool v Cardiff
9/2 Liverpool v Crystal P


5/6 Man C
6/4 Liverpool
9 Cardiff
10 C Palace

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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