Look! It’s only Andy Gray’s Carling Cup betting tips!
Nice love beads, Andy
Feeling a bit sad because you can’t imagine another football match being as thrilling as last night’s El Clasico? Oh, stop whining, man! Just place some bets if it’s a head-rush you’re after.
Here are some Andy Gray betting tips, thanks to our brothers from different mothers at Betfair Football:
Arsenal v Wigan
When I go to the Emirates Stadium and look at the trophy room and the list of honours on the wall, it’s always striking that Arsenal’s history of achievements ends with their 2005 FA Cup win. Five years on, I think Arsene Wenger needs to win a trophy.
For that reason, I’d be happy to see Arsenal win the League Cup this year. Whoever plays, I will be backing the Gunners to win this match and progress to the last four.
West Ham v Manchester United
This is a classic case of a tie which will be determined by which players turn out for Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson has taken this tournament increasingly seriously over the last few years – demonstrated by the fact that his side have won this competition for the last two seasons.
So who would bet on them going out against struggling West Ham? I might, especially if Sir Alex fields an inexperienced side.
West Ham’s priority this season may be Premier League survival but Avram Grant demonstrated with Chelsea that he knows the value of a good cup run and may be tempted to try to bring a bit of silverware to Upton Park. I’m backing the Hammers.