Manchester United and Charlton Athletic prepare for battle at Old Trafford for a place in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening.
The Red Devils beat Everton 3-1 in their FA Cup third-round tie on Friday, while the Addicks overcame Lincoln City 2-1 in their League One battle last time out, and here Sports Mole rounds up the team news for both clubs.
Steer the outright market
Erik Ten Haag is expected to ring the changes on Tuesday evening when his Manchester United host League One, Charlton, in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. While the hosts are expected to record a comfortable victory, they can be avoided at odds of 1/8, with punters instead advised to explore the goal markets for Tuesday’s game.
Both teams to score has been a winning selection in six of Charlton’s last seven matches, which includes all four of the matches Dean Holden has taken charge of. Charlton offered little going forward in the last round against Brighton, but The Addicks have played on the front foot since Holden took over as manager and they could cause what is expected to be a youthful Red Devils’ side a few problems on Tuesday.
Upset looks unlikely at Old Trafford
52 places separate these two sides in the football pyramid and Manchester United have been very impressive of late and will likely secure a safe passage into the semi-finals. United have won their last seven consecutive matches in all competitions and are unbeaten in their last ten at Old Trafford (W9, D1). Expect a much-changed home side on Tuesday, but whatever starting XI Ten Haag chooses, they should be too strong for Charlton who have struggled for large parts of the season in English footballs third tier.
Both teams to score will be the main selection for Tuesday’s game, with a 3-1 home win forming the correct score prediction. Charlton have conceded three goals in four of their last six away matches.