European involvement means that the majority of the big guns do not enter the Capital One Cup until the third round, but there are still plenty of matches among the second-round action to get involved in.
The King Of Stats has ruled his beady eye over the 25 fixtures and come up with seven possible money-making angles.
4 – Barnsley have not only failed to score in four successive meetings with Southampton, but they have not troubled the scorers in any of their last four home games in this competition. A Southampton clean sheet at Oakwell is 29/20.
11 – Only once in their last 11 meetings with Leyton Orient have Hull managed to score more than once in the 90 minutes. Meanwhile, they have only scored two or more in two of their last 12 competitive fixtures dating back to last season. Hull are 7/10 to score under 1.5 goals at Orient here.
3 – Accrington Stanley have never previously gone beyond the second round of the League Cup, with this round proving their exit point on three occasions previously. The suspension of striker Danny Webber for the clash with Cardiff will not help their case either and Cardiff must be backed at 1/2 to beat League Two’s bottom club.
7 – West Brom have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven League Cup fixtures and goalkeeper Ben Foster is missing with an ankle injury. Newport to score at the Hawthorns can be backed at 3/4.
4 – Brentford may not have won an away game in the competition since 1997, but their chances are boosted here by the fact that Derby have been dumped out by lower-league opposition in each of the last four seasons. Brentford are 7/4 to qualify for round three.
4 – Leeds are on a four-match winning streak against Doncaster and have scored an impressive 13 goals in the process. The Total Result market appeals here with 31/10 the price for another Leeds triumph in a game that sees over 2.5 goals scored.
17 – This is the number of days Aston Villa are without a game for between their League Cup clash at home to Rotherham and their next Premier League fixture with Newcastle. Paul Lambert can be expected to name his strongest team as he has no reason to rest players so Villa look fairly-priced at 1/3 to beat Rotherham.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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