Man City have made menacing start to Premier League, so are superb 6/1 price for Capital One Cup glory with bet365, while Southampton a viable alternative.
Starting off their bid regain the Capital One Cup with a trip to beleaguered Sunderland, Manchester City are well worth an early punt in the outright betting market on the competition at top odds of 6/1 with several bookmakers, including bet365.
Man City have already established themselves as Premier League front-runners, and the team that has lifted that trophy managed to claim Capital One Cup glory en route to a domestic double in each of the last two terms.
Under Manuel Pellegrini in his first season at the Etihad, Man City have already achieved that in 2013/14, and appeal to do so again because of their brilliant recruitment drive this summer.
Nicolas Otamendi’s arrival from Valencia brings with increased competition in central defence, The additions of Belgium assists machine Kevin De Bruyne and the direct Raheem Sterling for advanced midfield areas, meanwhile, mean there is plenty of supply for Man City marksman Sergio Aguero and striking understudy Wilfried Bony.
For those punters who don’t fancy one of the favourites, there’s a lot to like about Southampton at top odds of 22/1 with Ladbrokes or Paddy Power.
Unlike the summer he took over at St Mary’s, Ronald Koeman has managed to keep hold of the vast majority of talented performers that got the south coast club into the Europa League.
Although that European adventure ended prematurely, that gives Saints the perfect reason to concentrate all their autumn and early winter efforts into the Capital One Cup during midweeks.
Southampton’s superb roster includes a fit-again Jay Rodriguez, Italy international striker Graziano Pelle, Senegal attacker Sadio Mane and Spain cap Juanmi.
Backed up by Serbia attacking midfielder Dusan Tadic and the fruits of their academy, the latest batch of blossom including James Ward-Prowse, Saints enter this competition with an away game at Championship strugglers MK Dons
BETTING TIP: Man City win Capital One Cup outright @ 6/1 with bet365.