EFL Cup Finals Betting Odds and Preview: Manchester United takes on Newcastle United
Erik ten Hag On Personal Mission
EFL Cup Finals Betting Preview: The first major final of the English season is upon us as Manchester United takes on Newcastle United in the EFL Cup final at Wembley on Sunday morning.
For the EFL Cup Finals betting odds, Erik ten Hag’s side sits at +125 as the favorites to win a first trophy under the Dutchman. Meanwhile, the Magpies sit at +220 to lift the trophy and end a 68-year wait for a significant domestic prize. Eddie Howe’s men hope to be the side to break that trophy drought. Let’s continue to look at the EFL cup bracket
If the match ends tied at the 90th-minute mark, the EFL Cup odds sit at +220 for a draw. The over/under for goals scored is at 2.5 goals in this EFL Cup final. The under sits at -130, while the over sits as an even bet.
Both teams are sitting high in the premier league table and are competing for a spot in the top four. Newcastle and Manchester United have had incredible runs in the EFL Cup, and fans can expect an excellent match.
EFL Cup Final
Date & Time:
Location: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Streaming: ESPN+, Skysports.
Newcastle Hopes for Glory After a 68-Year Wait…
Current Form: LDDWW
Injuries/Suspensions: Joe Willock, Matt Targett, Emil Kraft, Nick Pope (red card),
Newcastle’s first trip to Wembley in almost 23 years represents their biggest game since the last time they were there. The Magpies have not visited the national stadium since the FA rebuilt it, which is absurd for a club of their size. Even more damning – they are looking for their first major trophy in 68 years. 68 YEARS!
However, Newcastle can be forgiven for having had one eye on Wembley since they saw off Southampton in the semi-final at the end of last month. They are three games without a win, having drawn with relegation-threatened West Ham and Bournemouth before losing 2-0 to Liverpool last week.
The defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s out-of-form Liverpool was embarrassing enough. Now, thanks to the silly red card from Nick Pope, that leaves Eddie Howe without his first-choice goalkeeper in this EFL Cup finals. This sets Newcastle back by quite a bit, but they still have the quality to get a result over Manchester United.
|Last five matches||Teams|
|Oct 2022:||Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle|
|Dec 2021:||Newcastle 1-1 Manchester United|
|Sep 2021:||Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle|
|Feb 2021:||Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle|
|Oct 2020:||Newcastle 1-4 Manchester United|
Under Ten Hag, United is a Force to Reckon With.
Current Form: WWDWD
Injuries/Suspensions: Anthony Martial, Donny Van De Beek, Christian Eriksen, Rashford (questionable)
Manchester United have been flying of late and go to Wembley in fantastic form. They will be buzzing after a Europa League win against Barcelona. And fans shouldn’t underestimate the importance of this final to them.
The Red Devils, by their standards, are enduring a trophy drought of their own. Of Erik ten Hag’s squad, only Marcus Rashford, David De Gea, Luke Shaw, and Anthony Martial have lifted a trophy as a United player.
Ten Hag has done an incredible job since taking over a sorry mess of a squad last summer, however, like every United manager, he will be judged on honors won. To get the first under his belt at the earliest possible opportunity should inspire the Red Devils to maintain their push on every other front through the remainder of the season.
For the first time perhaps in a decade since 2013, when Swansea and Bradford had a big day out, this EFL Cup final matters to both finalists. Thank you for checking out this EFL Cup Finals betting preview.
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