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Spurs v Arsenal one of three Capital One Cup third round derbies

| 26.08.2015
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The north London derby between Tottenham (16/1 title chances with Coral) and Arsenal (12/1) at White Hart Lane highlights the Capital One Cup third round, while there is also another intriguing clash between Aston Villa (25/1) and bitter city rivals Birmingham (150/1).

There were a couple of shocks in the second round, meanwhile, as Preston North End edged out Premier League outfit Watford 1-0 and League Two club Carlisle United made the most of their long trip by beating QPR.

Simon Grayson’s Lilywhites (100/1 to win the cup) have been rewarded with a home tie against Bournemouth, while the Cumbrians (500/1) face a closer but more difficult journey this time to record League Cup winners Liverpool (7/1).

Another derby has been drawn too, as Crystal Palace (20/1) host fellow southeast London side Charlton Athletic (150/1), who both won their respective second round matches 4-1 against Shrewsbury Town and Peterborough United.

Manchester United (11/2 joint-favourites), chasing their first major trophy since 2013, begin their Capital One Cup campaign against Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town (150/1). The Red Devils will be hoping to avoid the 2-0 upset in this competition against the Tractor Boys they suffered in 1997.

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Title holders Chelsea (also 11/2), meanwhile, have been given one of the more simple tasks this round as they face Walsall (300/1), although they’ll have to travel to the Saddlers’ Bescot Stadium.

There are a total of four all-Premier League ties, including Spurs v Arsenal, as Norwich City (33/1) host West Bromwich Albion (40/1), Leicester City (28/1) welcome West Ham United (40/1) and Manchester City (6/1) are on the road to Sunderland (66/1).

Other fixtures include Stoke City (25/1), who only managed to beat Luton Town on penalties, as they travel to Fulham (100/1), while Hull City (66/1) are at home to Swansea City (25/1) and Middlesbrough (40/1) entertain Wolverhampton Wanderers (80/1) in the only all-Championship encounter.

Finally, Southampton (20/1) will travel to MK Dons (150/1), and Reading (100/1) will welcome the winner of August 26th’s match between Barnsley (17/4 to triumph in the second round) and Everton (8/13 odds-on favourites).

Capital One Cup third round draw, to be played from September 21st:
Middlesbrough v Wolves
Norwich City v West Brom
Hull City v Swansea
Leicester City v West Ham
Aston Villa v Birmingham
Tottenham v Arsenal
Manchester United v Ipswich Town
Liverpool v Carlisle United
Crystal Palace v Charlton Athletic
Fulham v Stoke City
Sunderland v Manchester City
Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday
Reading v Barnsley or Everton
Preston v Bournemouth
Walsall v Chelsea
Milton Keynes Dons v Southampton

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Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.