Carabao Cup Tuesday Preview

The Carabao Cup really gets going with the third round, with all of the Premier League’s ‘big boys’ entering the fray.

Those teams playing in Europe – Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Everton – are all in action this week.

Indeed most of those clubs do not play until Wednesday – although most of the action is on Wednesdaywith 11 games.

The biggest game of the evening looks to be at the King Power with an all Premier League clash between Leicester and Liverpool.

There is also an all Premier League clash on the South Coast as Bournemouth and Brighton – who only played last week in the league – do it all again at the Vitality Stadium.

Another top-flight clash is at Selhurst Park with Roy Hodgson hoping for his first win in charge as Crystal Palace host Huddersfield Town – who have already won in South London after taking victory on the opening day of the league campaign.

Elsewhere, Burnley host Leeds at Turf Moor, Swansea travel to Reading, West Ham host Bolton and Stoke face a tricky looking test at Bristol City.

See below for a run-down on the game, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey  together with everything you need to know from the bookies – with Ladbrokes.

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Aston Villa 19:45 Middlesbrough
Villa Park

KEY FACT: Aston Villa have won each of their four matches against Middlesbrough in the League Cup
MATCH ODDS: Villa 13/10 Draw 21/10 Boro 9/4
ANDY SAYS: This will be close a draw, with Villa maybe coming through after extra-time…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Not sure either team will be too bothered about going through here, home team just…1-0
SILKY SAYS: Can see this going to extra time for sure, then maybe Boro edging it…1-1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Ben Gibson is doing really well for Boro this season – could he be worth buying at 50?

Bournemouth 19:45 Brighton and Hove Albion
Vitality Stadium

KEY FACT: This will be the first meeting between these two sides in the League Cup
MATCH ODDS: Bournemouth 10/11 Draw 12/5 Brighton 3/1
ANDY SAYS: I think this will be a home win, Bournemouth coming out on top…1-0
GRAEME SAYS: Home win for me here, I think their squad is stronger and that will win out…2-0
SILKY SAYS: Bournemouth have the better squad which I think will tell..2-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Jermain Defoe has his first goal so surely 84p – he is still a great buy

Brentford 19:45 Norwich City
Griffin Park

KEY FACT: The Bees have only reached the fourth round twice in their history
MATCH ODDS: Brentford 11/8 Draw 13/5 Norwich 17/10
ANDY SAYS: I think Norwich will come out on top…0-2
GRAEME SAYS: I can see a home win here, but be a close one…2-1
SILKY SAYS: Tough one but have to go with an away win for Norwich…0-2

Bristol City 19:45 Stoke City
Ashton Gate

KEY FACT: These two sides have met only once in the League Cup, with Bristol City winning 1-0 in 1977.
MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 8/11 Draw 11/4 Arsenal 13/4
ANDY SAYS: Stoke should come through this, but it won’t be easy…0-1
GRAEME SAYS: I think we could see an upset in this one, Bristol City are playing well…2-0
SILKY SAYS: I don’t see Stoke having too many problems here so…0-2
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Saido Berahino could be an interesting look at just 70p

Burnley 19:45 Leeds United
Turf Moor

KEY FACT: Burnley have met Leeds just once in the League Cup, losing 4-0 in 1972
MATCH ODDS: Burnley 20/23 Draw 5/2 Leeds 16/5
ANDY SAYS: This will be a close one but you have to think Burnley will just have too much…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: I think Leeds could give Burnley a real good going here – maybe Burnley after extra time…1-1
SILKY SAYS: This could go to extra-time and then I can see Leeds maybe sneaking it
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Could Chris Wood do something against his former club – tempting at under 60p

Crystal Palace 19:45 Huddersfield Town
Selhurst Park

KEY FACT: The Eagles have lost each of their past three League Cup games against top-flight opponents
MATCH ODDS: Palace Evs Draw 9/4 Huddersfield 3/1
ANDY SAYS: Palace to get their first win under Roy here, comfortable win…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Don’t see this being a classic but think Huddersfield will just grab the win…1-0
SILKY SAYS: Tough call this one but can see it going to extra-time and then maybe a Palace win…1-1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Christian Benteke at under £1 is still a very good buy

Leicester City 19:45 Liverpool 
The King Power Stadium

KEY FACT: The Foxes have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 12 League Cup games
MATCH ODDS: Leicester 27/10 Draw 27/10 Liverpool 10/11
ANDY SAYS: I see a Liverpool win here, they will have one eye on this competition…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: Tough one to call but I think Leicester might come out on top…2-0
SILKY SAYS: I have to go with Liverpool here but won’t be easy…1-2
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Demarai Gray should play a big part in this match – good buy at 77p

West Ham United 19:45 Bolton Wanderers
The London Stadium

KEY FACT: The Hammers have progressed to the next round in five of the past six games against lower league opposition
MATCH ODDS: West Ham 1/4 Draw 24/5 Bolton 12/1
ANDY SAYS: Comfortable win here for West Ham, don’t see them having much problem…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: I can’t see Bolton causing an upset here, West Ham to go through…2-0
SILKY SAYS: West Ham will have too much for Bolton here…2-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Andy Carroll could be heavily involved tonight, worth a go at 69p?

Wolverhampton Wanderers 19:45 Bristol Rovers

KEY FACT: The third round is the furthest Bristol Rovers have been in the League Cup since they lost to Wolves in the fourth round in 1972
MATCH ODDS: Wolves 4/9 Draw 10/3 Rovers 6/1
ANDY SAYS: Wolves will get through here, don’t see an upset here…3-1
GRAEME SAYS: Easy win for me, Wolves will be far too strong for Rovers…2-0
SILKY SAYS: Wolves will be too good for the lower league opposition, easy win…3-0

Reading 8:00 Swansea City
Madjeski Stadium

KEY FACT: The Royals have only beaten Premier League opposition in one of their past 10 League Cup matches
MATCH ODDS: Reading 29/10 Draw 12/5 Swansea 10/11
ANDY SAYS: I see a decent Swansea win here, their Premier League quality will see them through…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: Close one but away win, I think Swansea could do quite well in the competition…0-2
SILKY SAYS: Swansea should have enough to win this game…1-2
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Wilfried Bony at under £1 is still a great buy

Tottenham Hotspur 8:00 Barnsley 
Wembley Stadium

KEY FACT: Barnsley have won only one of their 16 previous away games against Spurs
MATCH ODDS: Spurs 1/11 Draw 10/1 Barnsley 25/1
ANDY SAYS: Easy win for Spurs, the Wembley hoodoo won’t have an impact here…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: Spurs will be putting out a much-changed team but easy win for the home side…2-0
SILKY SAYS: Tottenham won’t have a problem here, easy win…4-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Fernando Llorente is one to watch here, he will be playing tonight

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