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King of Stats: Capital One Cup final numbers dished up

| 01.03.2014

Thinking of having a bet on the Capital One Cup final? Of course you are. Therefore, the regent of trends and the monarch of hot streaks himself has done the groundwork in order to help punters make those profitable selections on the first big showpiece of the season.

10 – Poor old Bradford might have ended up on the wrong side of a pasting last season, but that match between two mismatched sides broke the mould somewhat. The previous three finals and indeed 10 of the last 14 have seen both sides find the net, available at 9/10.

6 – Of the last 14 finals have been won by the same scoreline; 2-1. Funnily enough these results have all been in favour of the team theoretically playing ‘at home’. Manchester City have the home dressing room and it’s 9/1 they win 2-1.

9 – Barring a forgettable 0-0 played out between Manchester United and Tottenham back in 2009 this is the final that keeps on giving in terms of goals. Swansea’s 5-goal haul made it nine times in the last 10 editions the total goals exceed the 2.5 line, which can be backed at 8/15.

1 – Only once in their five previous ties did Manchester City fail to register at least three goals, and that was in a 2-0 win over Newcastle at St.James’ Park. Over 2.5 City goals at Wembley holds massive attraction at 11/10.

2 – Goals apiece in this year’s competition for Sunderland players Fabio Borini and Phil Bardsley. The Black Cats men are 13/2 and 14/1 respectively to score anytime at Wembley.

20 – The League Cup finale normally starts at a lick according to the amount of early goals in the contest. Six of the last seven have seen goals fly in before the 20-minute mark. 33/20 is on offer for a goal to be scored in the first 15 minutes.

8 – Back in contention for a start after an injury layoff is City striker Sergio Aguero. The Argentine sharp shooter has actually notched at least once on his last eight appearances for the Citizens and is 11/4 to score the last goal against Sunderland.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

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