Tottenham Could Be On The Way To Wembley
I think the EFL Cup is in fact the old League Cup but I’m not entirely sure. Whatever the competition is it must be the most pointless trophy in English football. The final is played at Wembley but the big boys only get interested around the quarter-finals stage. The early rounds clog up the schedules and there are 22 meaningless ties tonight. However, the cream usually rises to the top and in the last five years the winners have been Manchester City (3 times), Manchester United and Chelsea. TOTTENHAM can build on World Cup success for many of their players to take a step forward and win the trophy and that outcome is 8/1 with Ladbrokes.
The televised EFL Cup fixture is AFC Wimbledon’s home meeting with West Ham who have lost their first three matches in the Premier League. Team selection is important but not critical because West Ham have the squad to beat the League One side with some of their fringe players starting the match. The Premier League outfit are managed by Manuel Pellegrini who won the trophy twice in three seasons at Manchester City. With league points a priority he may not start with the first 11 but he has respected the competition in the past. WEST HAM have the strength in depth to beat Wimbledon in 90 minutes and you can back that result at 7/10 with Coral.
The US Open is the fourth and final Grand Slam tennis championship of the season and is played in New York. Matches sometimes go on late into the night and the atmosphere gets raucous. You can back Novak Djokovic at 1/50 to beat Marton Fucsovis or American FRANCES TIAFOE to beat Adrian Mannarino in the evening match on the Grandstand court at 8/15 with bet365. The fans should be well refreshed by the start of the match and there could be some loud partisan support.
The racing is ordinary today with very little to get excited about but there is a trappy handicap over six furlongs at Epsom (3.15). The form horse and favourite is Desert Frost who has been placed in five races this season without winning one. The horse might not like passing other runners and the herd instinct could be holding him back when it matters most. HIGHLAND ACLAIM is a course and distance winner and is the horse to back at 4/1 with Betfair.