Betting on the so called lesser competitions can be dangerous. Not only can the underdog win (and they do) but there's also the issue of who will play.
How often have you been suckered in to an offer based on a star player scoring, only to find out he's sat on the bench? They'll say it's in the name of squad rotation, but it's obvious each club has priorities.
Tonight at Anfield we find out how those priorities stack up for Liverpool and Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho has been utilising his resources to the full in the Capital One Cup this season and rested the likes of Branislav Ivanovic, Diego Costa, Gary Cahill and Willian in their quarter-final victory at Derby.
In fact the lack of knowledge about who will start sees the current first goalscorer betting with Costa fav at 11/2 (Ladrokes) followed by Remy and Drogba both at 6/1 (Winner). That only happens when there's doubt in the line up, which tends to happen around the games that don't mean that much, and first leg of a Capital One Cup Semi classes as that these days.
The BetFair sportsbook has choose your own trigger on for the match.
Most likely, in terms of the betting odds is the game ending 1-1 which is best priced at 6/1 so that's your most likely trigger and best chance at nailing the refund (closely followed by Hazard first scorer at 7/1).
Can always go for a cheekly lay on your chosen trigger as well, meaning you can get a few quid regardless of whether it comes up. Best to lay at Smarkets rather than BetFair, don't want to look like a value better now do you?
Read more on If Bets here if you're not that familiar with them.
Personally I think if Chelsea come full strength they'll get the win, but Mourinho decides now is the time to rest and rotate, then Liverpool will be able to take advantage..........if only to the second leg at Stamford Bridge, that they'd probably then lose anyway.
Plenty of the standard offers on like bore draw and score draw refunds, but that's it at time of writing for the special offers on the match. Almost certainly be a few more appearing before kick off, so get yourself over to The Gambling Times to get the rest.