The annual knockout domestic league cup – Carabao Cup enters the third round with a total of 32 teams to square off.
Man City are the defending champions and still stand as bookmakers favourites to defend their crown – The Citizens start their defence at Deepdale stadium against Preston.
Knockout competitions are always headlined by shocking results – and for this case, punters are always advised to avoid the 1X2 market in a bid to be on the good side of a cup upset.
Let’s look for Value, can we?
There is one game that interests me: Sheffield Wednesday vs Everton – a case of a Premier League team paying visit to a championship club.
This will be the first time the two sides meet since September 2007, when they met at Hillsborough at this same stage, as Everton won 3-0.
Wednesday lost manager Steve Bruce and have recently replaced caretaker Lee Bullen with Gary Monk who is now two games into his tenure – beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 before a 1-1 home draw with Fulham at home.
Wednesday find themselves in ninth in the Championship after eight games, with 13 points to their name while the visiting Toffees are 14th and have lost their last two games (Bournemouth and Sheff United).
Form might matter less tonight, and it will go down to who fields the best team. Wednesday have a good attacking trio of Harris Kadeem, Barry Bannan and Steven Fletcher, and it may trouble Everton if they start.
The Toffees are priced at 1.75 to win away, but like I said earlier, let’s try to avoid the 1X2 market. The blades have the ability to cause a shock but lets leave it at that.
Both teams to score market is valued at 1.73 with Betway and this is where my interest is.
This is my predictions
*Arsenal Vs Nottingham (home win, over)
*Colchester Vs Tottenham (Goal goal)
*Crawley vs Stoke (draw)
*Luton Vs Leicester (Goal goal)
*Portsmouth Vs Southampton (over)
*Preston Vs Manchester City (Over)
*Sheffield Wed Vs Everton (goal goal)
*Watford Vs Swansea (goal goal)