Man Utd have had a strong record in the Carling Cup in recent years and there is every reason for thinking they have another great chance to win the competition in the coming season and they look a very good bet currently to go all the way. Many managers in the past decade have decided that the Carling Cup is an unwelcome distraction and that is why you can rule out all but a few teams and team that has to be top of the list when it comes to most likely winners is Man Utd. Man Utd have three Carling Cup victories in the past six years and it is clear that Sir Alex Ferguson sees this as an easy opportunity to pick up an early trophy in the season. This may well be Sir Alex's last season before retirement and if that is the case his efforts to win each trophy could be doubled. The current odds of 13/2 look very juicy on United winning the Carling Cup. There looks to be very little opposition out there this season as far as the Carling Cup is concerned, Chelsea and Man City are the bookies' joint favourites. Chelsea have a pretty poor record in the competition recently and there is no guarantee that new manager Andre Villas-Boas will take it seriously, new foreign managers tend not to. As for City, they will be fully focussed on their Champions League Group stage and are unlikely to pay the Carling Cup too much attention this season. Arsenal have never really put too much effort into the Carling Cup and might not be good enough even if they do whilst Spurs and Liverpool, who are the sorts of teams who could take a hand in the Carling Cup, will be hell bent on getting back into the top four and if the Carling Cup threatens to get in the way of that neither set of fans will be too disappointed to see a cup run come to an end. Everything points towards the fourth Man Utd Carling Cup win in seven years and 13/2 looks a great price on that. For the latest Carling Cup betting news, tips and odds visit OLBG.com's football pages.