The Carabao Cup final will take place on Sunday 26th February at Wembley, featuring Southampton or Newcastle and Nottingham Forest or Man United.
The first piece of silverware will be up for grabs on the final Sunday of February, with two of the Premier League's current top four still in the running to win the 2022/23 Carabao Cup.
Liverpool are the current holders of the trophy after beating Chelsea on penalties last February to end Manchester City’s run of four successive wins in the competition. Jurgen Klopp's side were beaten 3-2 by Manchester City, who subsequently lost 2-0 at Southampton.
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Southampton vs Newcastle Preview
Southampton vs Newcastle gets the semi-final stage of the Carabao Cup underway on Tuesday night. George Gamble has previewed the game for oddschecker and provided his betting tip.
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The hosts have looked pretty woeful at times under the tutelage of Nathan Jones and currently sit bottom of the Premier League table. But the Carabao Cup has offered something of a distraction and they were well worth their win over Manchester City at this venue in the quarter-finals.
The visitors are rejuvenated under Eddie Howe and finishing in the Champions League places is no longer a pipe dream but a real possibility. It feels as though they’re on a similar path to Manchester City in the aftermath of their 2008 takeover and winning this competition would provide the perfect platform to kick on and move closer to their ambition of being one of the best clubs in the division.
The first-leg tie looks set to be a close affair as both will want to take a positive result into the second match at St. James' Park. I’m expecting a rather tentative match with both outfits looking to come through the early stages relatively unscathed and in a good position.
The second-half could potentially see a breakthrough but given both sides have looked fairly competent defensively recently, with neither conceding more than once across their last three respective matches across all competitions, it looks as though goals may be in short supply.
The market tends to agree with over 2.5 goals at a best price of 11/10 but I'd argue the 5/6 available on under 2.5 goals is still a good pick. First-legs are often low scoring affairs with the emphasis being put on going into the second one without having ground to make up.