Carabao Cup Preview Tuesday

Holders Manchester United continue their defence of the League Cup on Tuesday as the fourth round gets underway.

Jose Mourinho takes his side to South Wales to face Swansea, licking their wounds coming off the back of their first defeat of the season at Huddersfield at the weekend.

Premier League leaders Manchester City host Championship leaders Wolves in an intriguing contest at the Etihad and one of five Premier League-Championship contests on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, Arsenal host Norwich, Leeds travel to Leicester, Bristol City take on Crystal Palace whilst Middlesbrough travel to the South Coast to face Bournemouth.

See below for a run-down on the games, including predictions and picks from former England international midfielder Andy Gray, super agent and former Man City and Crystal Palace ace  Barry Silkman, our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and BoyleSports’s Leon Blanche.

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Arsenal 19:45 Norwich City 

TEAM NEWS: Shkodran Mustafi, David Ospina, Danny Welbeck and Calum Chambers are all sidelined for Arsenal, and the likes of Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy are likely to start. Defender Christoph Zimmerman is set to miss out for Norwich with Russell Martin ready to come in.
MATCH ODDS: Arsenal 3/10 Draw 9/2 Norwich 8/1
Has to be a comfortable home win…3-0
Arsenal’s second string is very strong and they will win here…4-1
SILKY SAYS: I can only see a comfortable home win here…3-0
BOYLESPORTS PICK: Olivier Giroud first goal @11/4

AFC Bournemouth 19:45 Middlesbrough

TEAM NEWS: Jermain Defoe, Tyrone Mings and Brad Smith all miss out for Bournemouth. Ryan Shotton and Marvin Johnson are both cup-tied for the visitors, whilst Rudy Gestede remains sidelined.
MATCH ODDS: Bournemouth 3/4 Draw 13/5 Middlesbrough 15/4
I can see Boro grabbing the win here…1-2
I think Middlesbrough could claim the win but after extra-time…1-1
SILKY SAYS: Home win, could be close but have to go with Bournemouth…2-0 
BOYLESPORTS PICK: Bournemouth to win @3/4

Bristol City 19:45 Crystal Palace

TEAM NEWS: The home side are set to hand a first start to Milan Djuric following injury. James Tomkins, Martin Kelly and Wayne Hennessey are set to return to the starting XI.
MATCH ODDS: Bristol City 17/10 Draw 23/10 Palace 8/5
I am going for my former side here and think they will grab the win…0-1
I can see a home win here, Robins win…2-0
I think City will go through but only after extra-time…1-1

Leicester City 19:45 Leeds United

TEAM NEWS: Ben Hamer, Daniel Amartey, Leonardo Ulloa and Islam Slimani are all in line to start for Leicester. Gaetano Berardi is suspended for Leeds, but Pontus Jansson is set to be handed a start.
MATCH ODDS: Leicester 8/15 Draw 16/5 Leeds 5/1
I can see a shock on the cards and Leeds claiming the win…1-2
I believe a second win for Michael Appleton and Leicester…2-0
Tough call but I think Leicester will have too much…2-1
BOYLESPORTS PICK: Shinji Okazaki to score anytime @11/8

Swansea City 19:45 Manchester United

TEAM NEWS: Renato Sanches misses out through injury but Roque Mesa is ready to start. United are set to make several changes with Sergio Romero, Like Shaw and Daley Blind all likely starters.
MATCH ODDS: Swansea 6/1 Draw 16/5 Man Utd 1/2
I can see Swansea knocking United out here, close but home win…2-1
Jose will want to keep up their defence and will have too much…1-3
Easy win for United in my eyes, Swansea not good enough…1-4
BOYLESPORTS PICK: Over 2.5 goals @5/6

Manchester City 20:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers

TEAM NEWS: Yaya Toure and Bernardo Silva are set to feature for City, who could change all of the starting XI. Wolves are also set to make wholesale changes.
MATCH ODDS: Man City 1/7 Draw 7/1 Wolves 16/1
Comfortable City win, can’t see Wolves troubling them…4-0
I think Wolves will give a good show but home win…2-0
SILKY SAYS: Another big home win for City…5-1
BOYLESPORTS PICK:  Man City -2 @10/11

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