Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tips: Watford, Arsenal and Forest fancied

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The Carabao Cup action continues tonight, with five more clashes. That includes a blockbuster showdown between Chelsea and Liverpool. We’ve got a full preview of it here.

However, there’s plenty of top action elsewhere. And we’ve rounded up our top tips on the evening’s other Third Round clashes…

Arsenal v Brentford

Goals are likely to be the order of the day in this all-London clash at the Emirates.

The Gunners have won five on the trot in all competitions, but managed just one clean sheet in the process. As for the visiting Bees, they’ve netted in 10 of their 11 games this term.

A simple home triumph is 1/3, while Arsenal to Win and Both Teams to Score is an 11/8 shot. In the Correct Score market, a 3-1 win for Unai Emery’s men could prove popular at 9/1.

Eddie Nketiah burst onto the scene in this tournament last season, and is 19/20 to net tonight. French striker Neal Maupay is Brentford’s man in form, with six goals in five games. He’s 2/1 to get his name up in lights again.

West Ham United v Macclesfield Town

The Irons have followed victory over Everton with a draw against Chelsea in the past 10 days. And they should breeze past a Macc side who sit rock-bottom of League Two.

The Silkmen are short on silky skills and high on defensive errors. They’ve shipped 14 goals in the past six games. The West Ham -2 handicap is a 4/5 shot, with similar odds of 5/6 for the hosts to Win Both Halves.

If Marko Arnautovic starts, he’s likely to run riot against such a leaky backline. The Austrian is 8/15 to Score Anytime, while there’s 6/1 for him to bag a hat-trick.

Nottingham Forest v Stoke City

The City Ground has provided home comforts for Forest in this fixture. They’ve managed three wins and a draw in the last four head-to-heads in Nottingham, with a clean sweep of clean sheets.

Aitor Karanka’s men go into this game off the back of three straight home victories, and face a Stoke side who’ve won just one of their last 19 away games. It’s 6/4 for a Forest victory, while the East Midlands club are 13/4 to Win to Nil.

Midfielder Matty Cash is on a hot streak for the hosts, with goals in four of his last eight outings. The former Dagenham & Redbridge ace is 13/5 to net Anytime.

Tottenham Hotspur v Watford

Ahead of kick-off, Spurs are 8/15 favourites for victory. But the North London club’s recent wobbles mean Watford could well defy the odds.

The Hornets beat Tottenham 2-1 earlier this month – one of three defeats Spurs have suffered in their last four outings. Double Chance: Watford or Draw is a 6/4 shot.

Harry Kane leads the Anytime Goalscorer market at 8/13, with Hornets hot-shot Andre Gray at 12/5.

The hosts have lost from a winning position in two of their last four matches, including that trip to Vicarage Road. You can get a huge 22/1 on Watford to Win from Behind.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.