When you are looking for the latest Carabao Cup odds on oddschecker, consider a recent turnaround in the Jurgen Klopp vs Thomas Tuchel rivalry.
Has Tuchel found the key to beating Klopp?
As revealed by data from WhoScored.com, Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel have met 17 times as managers, with Klopp winning nine and Tuchel only three. However, two of those three wins have come in their last four meetings, with Tuchel unbeaten in that time.
Whether or not you think Chelsea’s manager has found the secret to beating his Liverpool counterpart, history suggests it will be an extremely tight game.
Across their 17 meetings, there have only been three instances of victories by a two-goal margin, and never a margin of more than two. That said, we shouldn’t be surprised to see goals, with both teams scoring in 12 of the last 14 meetings of minds between the two Germans.
And a closer look at the two managers’ record in finals shouldn’t put us off the draw after 90 minutes; seven of Klopp’s 16 finals (44%) have gone to extra time and five of 13 for Tuchel (38%).
Jurgen Klopp’s record in finals
Across 16 finals to date, Klopp has recorded four wins inside 90 minutes, seven draws after 90 minutes and five losses inside 90 minutes.
Here is Klopp’s final record in full:
|11/12||DFB Pokal||Bayern||Won 5-2|
|11/12||DFL Supercup||Schalke||Lost on Pens|
|12/13||Champions League||Bayern||Lost 2-1|
|12/13||DFL Supercup||Bayern||Lost 2-1|
|13/14||DFB Pokal||Bayern||Lost 2-0 AET|
|13/14||DFL Supercup||Bayern||Won 4-2|
|14/15||DFB Pokal||Wolfsburg||Lost 3-1|
|14/15||DFL Supercup||Bayern||Won 2-0|
|15/16||Carabao Cup||Man City||Lost on Pens|
|15/16||Europa League||Sevilla||Lost 3-1|
|17/18||Champions League||Real Madrid||Lost 3-1|
|18/19||Champions League||Spurs||Won 2-0|
|19/20||Community Shield||Man City||Lost on Pens|
|19/20||UEFA Super Cup||Chelsea||Won on Pens|
|19/20||Club World Cup||Flamengo||Won 1-0 AET|
|20/21||Community Shield||Arsenal||Lost on Pens|
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Thomas Tuchel’s record in finals
Tuchel, meanwhile, has five wins inside 90 minutes from 13 finals as a manager, with five draws and just three losses. Given that small number of losses, combined with his recent four-match unbeaten run against Klopp, there could be value in Chelsea-Draw Double Chance at a best price of 8/13.
Here is Tuchel’s final record in full:
|15/16||DFB Pokal||Bayern||Lost on Pens|
|16/17||DFL Supercup||Bayern||Lost 2-0|
|16/17||DFB Pokal||Frankfurt||Won 2-1|
|18/19||Trophée des Champions||Monaco||Won 4-0|
|18/19||Coupe de France||Rennes||Lost on Pens|
|19/20||Trophée des Champions||Rennes||Won 2-1|
|19/20||Coupe de la Ligue||Lyon||Won on Pens|
|19/20||Coupe de France||Saint-Etienne||Won 1-0|
|19/20||Champions League||Bayern||Lost 1-0|
|20/21||FA Cup||Leicester||Lost 1-0|
|20/21||Champions League||Man City||Won 1-0|
|21/22||UEFA Super Cup||Villarreal||Won on Pens|
|21/22||Club World Cup||Palmeiras||Won 2-1 AET|
The most interesting point to highlight from this is that only two of Tuchel’s 13 finals saw a winning margin of more than a single goal, including none of the last nine.
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