Record To Date

  • Total Bets: 9
  • Won: 4
  • Lost: 3
  • Void: 2
  • Staked: 8.5pts
  • Current Profit/Loss: +1.49pts
  • ROI: 18%

Ben’s Bet Of The Day

Juventus failed to break down Frosinone early on Sunday and that cost us. We take to the Carabao Cup for Tuesday’s bet of the day.

The Reasoning

Man City won the EFL Cup last season and are 4/1 favourites to do so again. The Citizens have been dealt a generous draw as they travel to an Oxford United who have won just once this season.

Karl Robinson’s side showed signs of turning a corner, but it’s proved to have been a false dawn as they’re winless in four. It’s difficult to see them competing with City, who should prevail with minimum fuss. Oxford have won just once in the league this season and I can’t see how they live with City’s intense style.

We can expect Pep Guardiola to ring the changes but the likes of Vincent Kompany, Nicholas Otamendi, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus should feature and that’s more than enough quality to get the job done. Danilo and Oleksandr Zinchenko are also set to start. City have effectively carried on where they left off last season and their aggressive attacking system remains, regardless of personnel.

Last season Premier League teams faced League One opposition five times in the EFL Cup and won on each occasion.

Man City -2 is 5/6 and looks a solid shout, they should ease to victory. Oxford are the lowest ranked side that City have ever faced under Guardiola. His side have won 28% of matches by three or more goals since Pep took charge and we can back them to win by a convincing margin yet again on Tuesday.

The Bet

  • Man City -2 Handicap @ 8/11 with Paddy Power (1pts)