Football League Cup
start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
is obvious that many fans of English football are now very surprised
because of appearance of new club tournament named “Carabao Cup”
in a calendar schedule.
to tell the truth, this is a traditional cup championship of the
national league. The only difference is in the change of the
tournament’s name because of sponsor’s change. Let us remind that
earlier Football League Cup was called at first “Carling Cup”
and then “Capital One Cup”. Now, instead of banking company
the sponsor of the tournament became Thai company that is
specializing on beverage industry.
most interesting battle of the 1/16 finals
winner of the Cup League is Manchester United that has won over
Southampton with the score 3:2 during the final match 2017. By the
way, in the current championship of this Cup three EPL teams –
Newcastle, Watford and Southampton have already finished their
progression through the tournament net.
the most interesting battle of the 3rd
round will be held on King Power Arena in Leicester where the
opponent of the team of Craig Shakespeare will be the grandee of the
national football – Liverpool.
of tournament motivation
us remind that the winner of the Football League Cup together with
the winner of the FA Cup is getting a berth at the next Europa league
championship. It is natural that for Liverpool that had returned to
the Champions League after three years break the potential victory in
the League Cup is not the main task.
absolutely different motivation factor have the Foxes from King
Power. As during the current Euro Cup campaign the champion of
England 2016 doesn’t take part and that is why is eager to fight
for the berth to Europa.
two weeks up to the beginning of the 10 days pause (on the 2nd
of October) the team of Jürgen Klopp is facing 4 matches. At first
these will be two away matches in a row against Leicester (on the
and 23 of September) then away match against Spartak during the 2nd
round of the Champions League (on the 26th
of September) and, at last, one more away match on St James’ Park
against Newcastle ( on the 1st
of October). The reds have very difficult and intense calendar
– 3.50, draw – 3.50, Liverpool – 1.87;
Leicester (Asian Handicap +0,5) – oods 1.78 Pinnacle