Everton vs Huddersfield – Moyes to give youngsters a chance


Gary Naysmith makes a return to Goodison Park with his Huddersfield team who will take on an under-strength Everton team led by talented youngsters Jack Rodwell and Seamus Coleman.

Everton have struggled thus far this season and whilst the club isn’t in crisis, David Moyes is searching for a springboard that this home tie against Huddersfield could just provide.

Moyes singled out Jermaine Beckford for praise after the former Leeds striker made his home debut in the 1-1 draw with Wolves at the weekend, and after proving his credentials against League One oppositon, he will be hoping to do the same and is 4/1 to be first goalscorer.

An under-strength Everton side will still have the class to defeat the lower league opposition and their 2/5 price reflects that.

Fulham vs Port Vale

Mark Hughes is likely to rest most of the team that faced Manchester United last Sunday, but Mickey Adams’ Port Vale side will need to reverse the recent trend if they want to progress to the third round of the Carling Cup.

Vale have won just one of their 18 Carling Cup games against top opposition and will need to score more than two to progress as Fulham have scored in their last 18 Carling Cup home ties, averaging 2.6 goals per game.

Fulham look certain to advance to the next round and are available at 4/9.

Jermaine Beckford would love to open his Everton account and Huddersfield presents the best opportunity. See the full Carling Cup football betting market here.