Carabao Cup Odds and Picks: 2023 Semifinals Matches to Must Bet On

Carabao Cup Odds and Picks: 2023 Semifinals Matches to Must Bet On

The Carabao Cup Semifinals are set. On Tuesday, the first leg matchup happens when Southampton welcomes Newcastle. Then on Wednesday, it’s Nottingham Forest hosting Manchester United. Second leg games start next Tuesday, Jan. 31 when Southampton travels to Newcastle. Man United takes on Nottingham at Old Trafford on Wednesday, Feb. 2 in that semifinals’ second leg. Check out Carabao Cup Lines for first leg matchups, analysis, and free picks for all four Carabao Cup Semifinal games. 

Soccer Betting Lines and Analysis for the 2023 Carabao Cup Semifinals – Leg 1 & Leg 2 Matchups

Leg 1-Southampton +350 vs Newcastle United -128

  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 3:00 pm ET

Newcastle has played great soccer throughout the season. The road team in the first leg is one of the top squads in the English Premier League.

Southampton is definitely not one of the Premier League’s top teams. But when it comes to the English Carabao Cup tournament, the home underdog in this has played decent soccer. Southampton beat Man City 2-0 in their last Carabao Cup match.

The home squad carries momentum. Backing Southampton to pull off the upset win makes sense. 

Carabao Cup Semifinal Leg 1 Pick: Southampton 

Leg 1-Nottingham Forest +400 vs Manchester United -151

  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 3:00 pm ET

In their last 5, Nottingham has played well. The home underdog in this matchup has won 3 with a draw and a loss. The loss came against Blackpool in a 4-1 English FA Cup game. The draw was a 1-1 EPL match against Bournemouth on Jan. 21.

Man United is also playing well. United lost their last match. But the contest was versus Arsenal, the top team in the Premier League this season, and Man U lost by a single goal in a 3-2 game. The Red Devils should win this. 

Carabao Cup Semifinal Leg 1 Pick: Manchester United  

Leg 2-Newcastle United vs Southampton 

  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 3:00 pm ET

Leg 2 between Newcastle and Southampton happens on Newcastle’s pitch. That alone makes Newcastle the play.

The key for this match is to see what happens in the first leg. If Newcastle requires a multiple goal victory, for sure, consider laying the goals. Newcastle is the overall better team. So Newcastle will cover the handicap if required. 

Carabao Cup Semifinal Leg 2 Pick: Newcastle United 

Leg 2-Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest

  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 3:00 pm ET

Nottingham Forest shouldn’t beat Man United in the second leg. But before we can definitely say United wins this match, we must first see what happens in the first leg on Wednesday.

The bottom line is that if United gets a multiple goal lead, it’s doubtful ten Hag forces his fellas to dominate Nottingham. 

So although it’s close to impossible to back the road team in this leg to win straight up, we can’t say that Man United gets the win. Right now, a draw seems a likely outcome because on Wednesday, the Red Devils should score at least a 2-goal victory. 

Carabao Cup Semifinal Leg 2 Pick: Manchester United

 
 

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