Did you know that Tottenham have progressed on three of the five previous occasions they won a League Cup semi-final first leg? In fact, the last time they went out was from Arsenal in 1986-87. Chelsea, on the other hand, progressed to the final on just one of the five previous occasions they lost the first leg of a League Cup semi-final. Funny fact, it was also with Arsenal in 1997-98(4-3 on aggregate). At the first leg Chelsea dominated possession and created more chances, but it was Harry Kane’s the penalty that gave the Hotspurs the win and the advantage. But at tonight’s clash, Tottenham’s captain will not be at the field due to an ankle injury. So who could be the key-player on Stamford Bridge? Could be Chelsea’s Eden Hazard? The Belgian midfielder has been directly involved in six goals(3 goals, 3 assists) in his seven League Cup games. Could be the hero of the day? Chelsea needs a hero for sure. But can he score? And if he will could that happen in the first 15 minutes?
In Spain, Real Madrid host Girona in what will be the first leg of the Copa del Rey Quarterfinals. This domestic competition is quite possibly the most realistic chance Los Blancos will have to win a trophy this season, even if it’s not the most important one. Girona have been decent this season, but they have not won a single game since December 5th. The three in a row European Champions can easily win and progress to next round.
In the 16th of December, Betis has won Espanyol 1-3 at Estadi Cornellà-El Prat for LaLiga. Tonight the Andalusians are travelling to Barcelona, but their task won’t be that easy. Espanyol have only 3 of the last home games, while Betis have won only two of their last ten away campaigns.
These are the most important matches of today’s coupon. We predict that we can have three home wins. Do you agree with us? If you do just put them in an acca betslip to maximize your win. But if you want to really boost your winnings, the only thing you need to do is join Ladbrokes. Their special offer for tonight’s clashes boosts the price of your acca from 7/2 to 9/2. Really generous wouldn’t you say? Still not a member? Don’t wait for another moment.