Carabao Cup Betting Tips: Can Wolves avoid a cup upset?
The midweek Football-fest of the Carabao Cup continues tonight with the final three matches from the second round.
We’ve seen a couple of upsets already, with Brentford dumping Southampton out and Hull City doing the same to Leeds United last night.
Will we have more of the same this evening? Here’s your one-stop guide to tonight’s cup trio…
Burnley v Sheffield Utd (17:30)
This will be Burnley’s opening game of the season, while Sheffield United are looking to bounce back after losing 2-0 to Wolves on Monday.
Our traders make Sean Dyche’s side 6/4 favourites in the match betting, with Chris Wilder’s Blades at 9/5.
United claimed a 1-1 draw on their last visit to Turf Moor back in July, and 11/10 says this one ends all-square and that we go to penalties.
These two were among the lower-scorers in the Premier League last term, and 7/10 says we see under 2.5 goals in Lancashire, with 2/1 about under 1.5. Burnley’s Chris Wood is 7/2 favourite to score first. Whoever wins will be rewarded with a tricky trip to Millwall in round three.
Wolves v Stoke (19:00)
Wolves came flying out of the blocks against Sheffield United on Monday night, racing into a 2-0 lead.
After slipping out of European football at the very end of last season, a domestic cup run could be just the thing for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men this term. Wolves are 1/2 to beat a Stoke side which opened their campaign with a 0-0 draw against Millwall at the weekend.
The Potters are 6/1 to spring a surprise at Molineux, with 3/1 about a draw. Raul Jimenez is 5/2 favourite to score first, ahead of Fabio Silva at 14/5. For Stoke Lee Gregory and Steven Fletcher are each 17/2 to net first. The winners will host League One Gillingham next week.
Brighton v Portsmouth (19:45)
Though less than 50 miles apart, Brighton and Portsmouth haven’t met on the pitch since 2012.
Graham Potters’ hosts gave Chelsea a scare in their season-opener on Monday night, and are 3/5 to dispatch Pompey this evening.
The League One side are at 24/5, with the draw an 11/4 shot.
Both sides will have more prior concerns in the league at this stage, and that could lend itself to an open-ended game tonight. There’s 19/20 about both teams to score, with 23/10 about over 3.5 goals.
Tonight’s winner will be rewarded with a lengthy trip up the M6 to take on Preston at Deepdale next week.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.