The Capital One Cup Final takes place on Sunday we have the starting teams, it sees Manchester City priced at 3/10 to defeat Sunderland (9/1) in ninety minutes with a draw priced at 9/2.
Manchester City are priced at 1/7 to lift the trophy whilst Sergio Aguero heads the betting at 5/2 to score the opening goal in the match. Manchester City HT/FT is on offer at 8/11 whilst 15/2 is available for both halves to be draws.
City who are currently 13/10 favourites to lift the Premier League trophy are priced at 6/4 to win the Premier League and Capital One Cup this season whilst 14/1 is available that they won’t win any trophies this season.
Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker will also run its Double Bubble special in Sunday’s match and will offer double odds on your first goalscorer selection if they score the first goal in the opening twenty minutes.
Liam Glynn, PR Executive at Boylesports said “Manchester City will be hoping to win their first trophy of the season on Sunday and certainly punters think that they will lift the Capital One Cup as they have been supported into 1/7 from 2/11 to lift the trophy.”
He added “The current 6/4 that is available on Manchester City to win the Premier League and Capital One Cup may soon dry up as we have laid some hefty bets through all channels on Friday morning.”
The Road to Wembley
|N/A||Second round||W4-2 v MK Dons (h)|
|W5-0 v Wigan (h)||Third round||W2-0 v Peterboro (h)|
|W2-0 v Newcastle (a) aet||Fourth round||W2-1 v So’ton (h)|
|W3-1 v Leicester (a)||Quarter-finals||W2-1 v Chelsea (h) aet|
|W6-0 v West Ham (h)||Semi-final 1st leg||W2-1 v Man Utd (h)|
|W3-0 v West Ham (a)||Semi final 2nd leg||L1-2 v Man Utd (a)|
|S’land win 2-1 on pens|
- Manchester City were beaten 1-0 at the Stadium of Light earlier in the season, with Sunderland’s Phil Bardsley scoring the only goal.
- Sunderland have not beaten Manchester City outside of the north-east in nine attempts since a 1-0 away victory in January 1998.
- Their most recent cup meeting came in the now-defunct Full Members Cup in November 1985. City won the northern semi-final tie 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw at Maine Road in front of only 6,642 fans.
- The only previous League Cup tie between these clubs came in the third round in 1979-80. Sunderland progressed in a replay, beating City 1-0 at Maine Road.
- Manchester City have won all five of their League Cup matches this season, scoring 19 goals and conceding only once.
- Should City win the final and keep a clean sheet, they would be the first team to lift the trophy by only conceding once throughout the tournament.
- They have twice won the League Cup, beating West Bromwich Albion in 1970 and Newcastle United in 1976. They were losing finalists against Wolves in 1974.
- City have failed to score in three of their last five games, having scored 21 times in their previous five fixtures.
- Edin Dzeko has scored in all four rounds that City have played in this season’s League Cup. Dzeko and strike partner Alvaro Negredo are the joint leading scorers in the competition with six goals each.
- Sunderland’s only previous League Cup final appearance came in 1985, when they were beaten 1-0 by Norwich City.
- Guy Poyet’s side have won four of their last six matches in all competitions, and seven of their last 11.
- They have twice come from behind to win in League Cup ties this season.
- Ten different players have scored for the Black Cats during their run to the final.
- Sunderland have been shown 19 yellow cards in the competition, 11 more than any other team.
Manchester City – Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Kolarov, Nasri, Toure, Fernandinho, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko
Sunderland – Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, O’Shea (c), Brown, Cattermole, Colback, Ki, Larsson, Johnson, Borini