Whitby punters’ odds on league cup final

Chelsea's Eden Hazard scores his sides first goal of the game from the  penalty spot during the Capital One Cup Semi Final, First leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 20, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
Chelsea's Eden Hazard scores his sides first goal of the game from the penalty spot during the Capital One Cup Semi Final, First leg at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 20, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Liverpool are 3/1 to qualify for the final of the Capital One Cup after their 1-1 draw with Chelsea at

Anfield midweek.

They are 11/2 at BetVictor to win the Trophy and that looks too big given they were much the better side in the first leg and have the pace and ability to hurt the Blues on the break.

Liverpool are also 11/2 at BetVictor to win at Stamford Bridge in 90 minutes but I am sure there is plenty of mileage left in the tie.

Yes, Chelsea deserve to be favourites with home advantage but even I felt this was a chastening experience for Jose Mourinho’s men who were comfortably second best.

Coming less than a month after their 5-3 drubbing at Spurs at New Year the air of invincibility has gone from this Chelsea side and 11/2 for a resurgent Liverpool looks a fair price.

The FA Cup takes centre stage this weekend and we have a number of specials on the games and are asking how many Premier League sides will qualify for the fifth round?

Note there are two all PL ties.

8 or under - 5/2

Exactly 9 - 11/4

Over 9 - 10/11

How many Championship sides will reach The last 16 (2 teams play each other)

0-2 - 7/4

3 - 15/8

Over 3 - 15/8

How many League One and Two sides combined will reach the last 16 (two teams play each other)

0-1 - 13/8

2 - 5/4

Over 3 - 3/1

England meet Australia in the Tri-Nations series in the early hours of Friday morning buoyed by their resounding nine-wicket win over India earlier in the week.

The Baggy Greens are resting opener David Warner and skipper George Baily who is suspended for his slow over rate in the victory over India last weekend.

With James Anderson back among the wickets, I think England could be overpriced at 13/8 and they must be the selection. England are 11/5 to win the series and they already have a bonus point from their win against India on Tuesday.

The final is one game in Perth on Sunday week (Feb 1) and if you think England will make the final then that 11/5 is just too big although the Baggy Greens will have their A team back for the game.