|Southampton (+0.5)||Asian Handicap||15/13||BetVictor|
|Southampton||To Lift The Trophy||9/4||Paddy Power|
|Manolo Gabbiadini (ew)||First Goalscorer||9/1||Bet365|
|Zlatan Ibrahimovic (ew)||First Goalscorer||7/2||Sky Bet|
|After the 30th Minute||Time Of First Goal||Evens||Paddy Power|
|Under 2.5||Total Goals||4/6||Bet365|
Manchester United will take on Southampton in the EFL Cup Final on Sunday at Wembley – televised live on Sky Sports 1 from 4.30pm.
It is a repeat of the 1976 FA Cup Final that Southampton famously won 1-0 to upset the odds and lift their one and only major trophy.
The Saints are a best price of 12/1 at BetVictor to win 1-0 again, but bookmakers have United as their firm favourites to win this time around.
The Saints beat Liverpool 1-0 home and away in their semi-final, and previously beat Arsenal at the Emirates, plus Sunderland and Palace – all without conceding a goal.
United’s route was slightly easier – beating Northampton and then Manchester City and West Ham at home, before overcoming Hull 3-2 on aggregate in their semi-final.
Recent form shows that Southampton have a decent record against United – they have won two and drawn two of their last 7 meetings, twice winning at Old Trafford.
Another major positive for the Saints is that they will not have played a match for 15 days before kick-off, while United have played three matches in that period.
Manolo Gabbiadini has scored in both starts for his new club and their £14 million January signing can be backed each-way at 9/1 with Bet365 to score the first goal.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 10 goals in United’s last 13 league games and he also looks worth backing each-way to score first at best odds of 7/2 with Sky Bet.
Both League Cup and FA Cup final’s last season were 0-0 at half-time and we expect another tight affair here – you can back the 0-0 half-time score at 13/8 with Bet365.