The Gunners will be looking for their third Football League Cup Championship, whilst the Blues are looking to double up on their only championship, which was back in 1963 when the tournament was in its early years and held a two-legged final.
The odds at AllYouBet show that Arsenal is the clear favourite, but the London-based team currently number two in the Premier League will have to play without Theo Walcott. The speedy winger has injured his ankle in a recent match over Stoke.
Birmingham City has played well in the lead-up to Sunday’s Carling Cup Final. In the Semifinal’s they played with great determination coming back from down 1-0 at halftime versus West Ham United to win 3-1. In December’s Quarterfinal match, Birmingham knocked out arch-rivals Aston Villa in a spectacular match that was capped by Nikola Zigic’s goal in the waning minutes of play.
Notwithstanding, Arsenal has the experience and the upper hand against the Blues, as it has already beat Birmingham twice this year in their two Premier League matches. Back in the middle of October, they won at home 2-1, and then more recently Arsenal got the better of Birmingham and scorched them with a 3-0 victory in Birmingham’s St Andrew’s Stadium.
With Arsenal playing in top form, can they end their six year title drought? Be sure to watch out for the Gunners on Sunday. Kickoff is at 16:00, but with live bets throughout the match, be sure to follow all the Carling Cup Finals action at AllYouBet.