Tonight’s EFL Cup fixtures provide several clubs with the opportunity to cause a real upset and make a name for themselves – but Peterborough have the best chance of doing just that.
That’s the verdict from today’s poll, where @Ladbrokes asked which team was most likely to pull off a ‘Cupset’ this evening.
Tasked with deciding between League One side Peterborough, who are at home to Premier League outfit Swansea, Bristol Rovers, whose 1-0 victory in the first round set up a trip to Chelsea, Burton Albion, who welcome Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to the Pirelli Stadium and Exeter who face managerless Hull, over 40 per cent of you agreed that the best chance of a surprise victory would be at London Road.
Which team is most likely to cause an upset tonight? #EFLCup
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) August 23, 2016
Elsewhere, it was a close call for second, with 27 per cent of voters fancying the Brewers to beat Liverpool, while 25 per cent of voters fancy Exeter to burst Hull City’s bubble.
Meanwhile, Bristol Rovers were some way off in last place with just 8 per cent of the vote in what would not only be the shock of the night, but arguably the biggest shock in the history of the competition.
But in truth, there was no debating the clear winner today.
Peterborough currently sit comfortably in mid-table following two wins and two defeats from their opening four fixtures, and while fans may be wishing for more success in the league, a good cup run would surely raise spirits.
And Grant McCann’s men are no strangers to big fixtures, having held West Bromwich Albion to home and away draws in last year’s FA Cup before being knocked out by the Baggies on penalties.
Their opponents have had a relatively average start to their Premier League campaign, winning away at Burnley on the opening Day before being brushed aside by high-flying Hull last weekend at the Liberty.
And at 12/5, there’s certainly every reason to believe that the Swans are there for the taking tonight.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.