Manchester City meet Chelsea in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
Remarkably, it is the first meeting of these two teams in the final of this competition.
Both sides have enjoyed plenty of success in the League Cup down the years, each securing the silverware on five occasions.
The recent form of the rivals, though, means that Manchester City come into this clash as strong favourites to take the trophy.
City’s 6-0 thrashing of the Blues just two weeks ago remains fresh in the mind ahead of this latest renewal.
Chelsea are aiming to banish the memory of that match and win the first trophy of Maurizio Sarri’s managerial career.
It is the men from Manchester who are ‘s 4/7 (1.57) favourites to win the League Cup final inside 90 minutes.
The same firm offer 17/4 (5.25) that the Blues are winners at Wembley.
The odds compilers offer 100/30 (4.33) that the match remains deadlocked at the end of normal time on Sunday afternoon.
City are chalked up as a 2/7 (1.29) chance to lift the League Cup. The Blues can be backed at 5/2 (3.50) to take the trophy this weekend.
John Stones and Gabriel Jesus missed City’s Champions League trip to Germany in midweek.
Guardiola will hope that both men are fit enough to feature at Wembley.
Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, who between them scored five of City’s six goals against Chelsea earlier this month, should start.
The Blues are sweating over the fitness of goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Spanish stopper missed the match against Malmo on Thursday.
Manchester City have scored an astonishing 20 goals in their last five victories in domestic competition.
As such, offer just 8/11 (1.73) that there are more than two goals in this game. The same firm offer just 8/13 (1.62) that Guardiola’s side score more than once against the Blues.
A tight tussle?
It is worth noting, however, that none of the previous five matches between these teams have seen goals at both ends.
Furthermore, four of those five fixtures produced fewer than three goals.
The odds compilers offer 19/20 (1.95) that either side fails to find the net on this occasion.
Fewer than three goals can be backed at even money (2.0) with ahead of Sunday’s showdown.
Better value, though, lies in backing Manchester City to win a match in which at least three goals are scored.
The 11/8 (2.38) selection would have paid dividends in 10 of City’s last 12 wins in domestic competition.
Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Over 2.5 goals and Manchester City to win at 11/8 (2.38) for a 2pt stake at