Copa Del Rey/ Carling Cup Betting picks 5-7 Jan

It's Tevez Again! Carling Cup semi finals kick off this football midweek as the Manchester Derby takes centre stage. A certain Carlos Tevez unhappy with the reception he got on his premier league return to old Trafford is out to punish his former club in a fixture that looks to be a good value price for goals. In the English Premier League, Arsenal entertain Bolton and Stoke play host to Fulham in what looks a dire fixture for anyone interested in backing the unders. The other Carling cup semi features Blackburn and Villa and I'm still waiting on the referee as there could be war in that football fixture and the card index betting an option. Spanish football betting tips this midweek will include the Copa Del Rey tips where Barca play hosts to an understrength Sevilla at good value of 1/2 and Villarreal travel to Celta in a potentially exciting encounter.... stay tuned for expert value midweek football betting tips/ picks


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Selection: Barca vs Sevilla

Bet: Score/ win double - Ibrahimovic/Barca VOID - Non starter

Info: Sevilla only half the side without Kanoute and Fabiano. Ibrahimovic scoring for fun at the moment.

Confidence: 55-60% Stake: 2.25pts Odds: 8/5 Book: Bluesq

Selection: Arsenal vs Bolton

Bet: Score/ win double - Eduardo/arsenal VOID - Match Postponed

Info: Eduardo in scoring form. Bolton managerless for now. Almost flawless home record for the 'Gooners'.

Confidence: 55% Stake: 2.25pts Odds: 5/4 Book: Bluesq

Selection: Celta vs Villarreal

Bet: Over 2.5 goals

Info: Villarreal playing a very attacking brand of football at the moment and top strikers in their ranks

Confidence: 65-70% Stake: 3.5pts Odds: 21/20 Book: Bet365

Selection: Huelva vs Atletico

Bet: Over 2.5 goals

Info: Give me evens on an over 2.5 in any Atletico game and I'll bite your hand off

Confidence: 65-70% Stake: 3.5pts Odds: 21/20 Book: Bet365

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