English League Cup Final Picks: Manchester United vs. Newcastle United

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English League Cup Final Picks: Manchester United vs. Newcastle United
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England's first major domestic trophy is up for grabs on Sunday, as Manchester United and Newcastle United look to end a painful drought without any silverware. 

It has been six years for the Red Devils since last winning a trophy. However, given their stature compared to Newcastle, it allows the Magpies’ 68-year wait for a winner's medal to ease past our minds ahead of this EFL Cup final at Wembley.

To assist you in your soccer betting, here are our picks for Sunday's League Cup final. 

Marcus Rashford to Score

There can be no two ways about it right now: Marcus Rashford is the most in-form player in world soccer. The United hero is currently on a better goals-per-game ratio than everyone in Europe since the World Cup, including Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.

Rashford has scored 24 times this season after scoring twice against Leicester City last weekend. It means it’s the best goalscoring season in his career, and we expect him to get another goal this Sunday.

Rashford scored four of his England goals at Wembley and even got a winning goal against Tottenham Hotspur on this ground a few years back.

BETTING PICK: Marcus Rashford to score anytime is +180 with FanDuel.

Manchester United to Win

United is the favorite to win this EFL Cup final at -154, and after such an incredible winning run in England, we expect it to lift the trophy on Sunday.

Erik ten Hag has a seven-game winning run since losing to Arsenal last month, which included a 5-0 win in the semifinals across two legs against Nottingham Forest in this competition. It would be disastrous if the Dutchman failed to land silverware on Sunday.

Newcastle has never won the League Cup and is set to be without its star goalkeeper, Nick Pope. The shot-stopper was sent off last weekend against Liverpool and is now suspended for this game, and in truth, Bruno Fernandes and Rashford could have a field day with shooting.

BETTING PICK: Manchester United to win 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 is +360 with FanDuel.

Manchester United to Rack up Some Corners

In the past three games before United’s Europa League clash with Barcelona on Thursday, United has racked up 13 corners. Now, on the bigger Wembley pitch and Newcastle’s defense taking a hit, the Red Devils should again get quite a few corners throughout the 90 minutes.

Ten Hag will also likely instruct players like Fernandes, Casemiro, Rashford and Wout Weghorst to get plenty of shots away, as Newcastle is without its main goalkeeper. Wembley is also infamously much bigger than most European pitches, allowing more space for United to operate.

BETTING PICK: Manchester United to have over 5.5 corners is +115 with DraftKings.

Premier League Odds
December 2nd | 10:00am
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Burnley Burnley BUR
-115DraftKings
+265DraftKings
+330FanDuel
Sheffield Sheffield SHU
December 2nd | 10:00am
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Brentford Brentford BRE
-210Caesars
+360BetMGM
+600FanDuel
Luton Luton LUT
December 2nd | 10:00am
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Arsenal Arsenal ARS
-340DraftKings
+475DraftKings
+1000Caesars
Wolves Wolves WOL
December 2nd | 12:30pm
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Nottingham Nottingham NFO
+170Caesars
+230Caesars
+170DraftKings
Everton Everton EVE
December 2nd | 3:00pm
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Newcastle Newcastle NEW
-105BetMGM
+275DraftKings
+280Caesars
Man Utd Man Utd MUN
December 3rd | 9:00am
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Chelsea Chelsea CHE
-140Caesars
+320DraftKings
+360FanDuel
Brighton Brighton BRI
December 3rd | 9:00am
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Liverpool Liverpool LIV
-400Caesars
+550DraftKings
+850DraftKings
Fulham Fulham FUL
December 3rd | 9:00am
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West Ham West Ham WHU
+100Caesars
+260FanDuel
+280FanDuel
Crystal Palace Crystal Palace CRY
December 3rd | 9:00am
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Bournemouth Bournemouth BOU
+250Caesars
+290BetMGM
+100BetMGM
Aston Villa Aston Villa AVL
December 3rd | 11:30am
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Man City Man City MCI
-340Caesars
+500BetMGM
+800Caesars
Tottenham Tottenham TOT
December 5th | 2:30pm
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Wolves Wolves WOL
-125Caesars
+280DraftKings
+360FanDuel
Burnley Burnley BUR
December 5th | 3:15pm
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Away
Luton Luton LUT
+1000Caesars
+500DraftKings
-350BetMGM
Arsenal Arsenal ARS
December 6th | 2:30pm
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Away
Sheffield Sheffield SHU
+850DraftKings
+550BetMGM
-375BetMGM
Liverpool Liverpool LIV
December 6th | 2:30pm
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Away
Crystal Palace Crystal Palace CRY
+105Caesars
+250BetMGM
+280FanDuel
Bournemouth Bournemouth BOU
December 6th | 2:30pm
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Away
Brighton Brighton BRI
-125BetMGM
+310FanDuel
+320Caesars
Brentford Brentford BRE
December 6th | 2:30pm
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Away
Fulham Fulham FUL
+105Caesars
+240Caesars
+270FanDuel
Nottingham Nottingham NFO
December 6th | 3:15pm
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Man Utd Man Utd MUN
+155Caesars
+275DraftKings
+165FanDuel
Chelsea Chelsea CHE
December 6th | 3:15pm
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Aston Villa Aston Villa AVL
+360FanDuel
+320DraftKings
-140Caesars
Man City Man City MCI
December 7th | 2:30pm
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Everton Everton EVE
+210BetMGM
+260FanDuel
+130DraftKings
Newcastle Newcastle NEW
December 7th | 3:15pm
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Tottenham Tottenham TOT
-125Caesars
+310DraftKings
+320FanDuel
West Ham West Ham WHU
December 17th | 11:30am
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Liverpool Liverpool LIV
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Man Utd Man Utd MUN