Michael Owen’s Carabao Cup Quarter-Finals Tips4 min read
The Carabao Cup has reached the quarter-final stage and Brand Ambassador Michael Owen again shared his thoughts exclusively with BetVictor on all the last eight ties.
Middlesbrough v Burton
The last time Boro reached this stage of the competition, back in the 2003-4 season, they went on to win the competition under Steve McClaren and I fancy the Championship side will reach the last four against the League One side.
The Brewers have already beaten Burnley, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest en route to the last eight, but I feel Tony Pulis’s side will land a low-scoring encounter at the Riverside.
My recommendation: Boro to win to nil at
Leicester v Man City
City beat Leicester on penalties at the corresponding stage 12 months ago, but I expect the holders to win in 90 minutes at the King Power in what promises to be another entertaining Cup tie.
The Foxes have qualified via penalties in the last couple of rounds while City have beaten the Foxes on the last couple of occasions they have lifted the Trophy – last season and back in the 2013-14 campaign. Leicester have yet to concede a goal in the competition so far this season, but they have not met a side of the quality of the Premier League champions.
My recommendation: City to win and both teams to score at
Chelsea v Bournemouth
As well as Leicester and City meeting in the quarter-finals in successive years Chelsea also host Bournemouth in a repeat of the last eight tie of 2017 when the Blues won 2-1.
The Cherries have never reached the semi-finals of the competition and I don’t expect them to buck that trend at the Bridge, given they have gone off the boil in recent weeks and have lost six of their last seven PL games.
Michael’s recommendation: Chelsea to win to nil at
Arsenal v Tottenham
Arsenal haven’t beaten their north London rivals twice in the same month for over 30 years (March 2007) but I expect the Gunners to back up their recent PL success at the Emirates.
Both managers look sure to make several changes to the teams who contested Arsenal’s thrilling 4-2 derby success earlier in the month, but I expect Unai Emery’s side to bounce back having lost their proud unbeaten record at Southampton on Sunday.
My recommendation: Arsenal to win and both teams to score at
Michael Owen’s Midweek Treble: Boro, City and Chelsea at