Carabao Cup Wednesday Preview

The last five games of the third round take place on Wednesday and it sees the real big boys enter the fray, including holders Manchester United.

United begin their defence at Old Trafford as they host Championship minnows Burton Albion.

Like United, Chelsea and Everton also host opposition from the Championship as they entertain Nottingham Forest and Sunderland respectively.

Arsenal also host lower league opposition as they welcome League One Doncaster Rovers to The Emirates.

There is one all Premier League match, as Manchester City travel to West Bromwich Albion.

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

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Arsenal 19:45 Doncaster Rovers
The Emirates

KEY FACT: The Gunners haven’t lost to lower-league opposition at home in the League Cup since November 1983 against Walsall
MATCH ODDS: Arsenal 1/12 Draw 10/1 Doncaster 33/1
ANDY SAYS: I don’t see Doncaster winning this at all, home win…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Has to be a comfortable home win, no problems for Arsenal…4-0
SILKY SAYS: Dominant win for Arsenal, could be a cricket score…6-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Has to be a squad man, Theo Walcott could provide value at £1

Chelsea 19:45 Nottingham Forest
Stamford Bridge

KEY FACT: Chelsea have only failed to reach round four of the League Cup in just one of their last 11 seasons
MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 1/10 Draw 9/2 Forest 28/1
ANDY SAYS: Yeah, I can’t see an upset coming here, home win for sure…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: I don’t see how Forest will compete too much here, home win…4-1
SILKY SAYS: Chelsea will play a decent team and that will be too good for Forest…3-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Willian at £1 is a great buy for any portfolio

Everton 19:45 Sunderland
Goodison Park

KEY FACT: These two have met twice in the League Cup with Sunderland winning both ties
MATCH ODDS: Everton 3/10 Draw 21/5 Sunderland 9/1
ANDY SAYS: I don’t think Everton are playing well at all, for me I see an upset here…0-1
GRAEME SAYS: This may not be a classic in, Everton just about winning this…2-1
SILKY SAYS: Everton have not been great but I think they will ease through this…3-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Ademola Lookman is a bargain at 85p and a good long-term investment

Manchester United 20:00 Burton Albion
Old Trafford

KEY FACT: United have been eliminated from the League Cup in two of the past three games played at Old Trafford against lower-league opponents
MATCH ODDS: Man Utd 1/12 Draw 11/1 Burton 25/1
ANDY SAYS: Yeah, United will not be troubled in this one…4-0
GRAEME SAYS: Jose will put up a good defence and they will come through this…4-1
SILKY SAYS: Easy and comfortable win for United, big score coming too…5-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Marcus Rashford is up to over £3 but still looks a very good investment

West Bromwich Albion 20:00 Manchester City
The Hawthorns

KEY FACT: Manchester City have reached the fourth round in each of the past four seasons
MATCH ODDS: WBA 15/2 Draw 4/1 Man City 4/11
ANDY SAYS: I think City will prevail and the get the win…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: Much will depend on which team Man City put out, a close one but just City…1-2
SILKY SAYS: Has to be Man City for me and they won’t have too much trouble…1-3
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Raheem Sterling at £1.61 looks very good value to us

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