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EFL Cup round 2 tips: Five best bets feature Chelsea handicap odds against Bristol Rovers

| 24.08.2016

Jamie Clark and Lee Gormley | August 22, 2016

Five EFL Cup round 2 tips

The EFL Cup continues this midweek, with England’s exciting knockout competition having reached round 2 and many of the big guns featuring across the country.

Ahead of the many match-ups taking place, Coral outline five EFL Cup round 2 tips, including Chelsea handicap odds for punters to take advantage of during the action. So, read on to find out what the five best bets to back are…

Chelsea beat Bristol Rovers with a -2 handicap

Premier League heavyweights Chelsea enter the League Cup and even with their reserve side out should be too strong for Bristol Rovers, who hail from two divisions below them.

SV Werder Bremen vs. FC Chelsea 2:4

It’s 13/10 for the Blues to beat Bristol Rovers with a two-goal handicap imposed upon are among our EFL Cup round 2 tips, because Antonio Conte possesses so much strength in depth for this home tie.

Liverpool to beat Burton and both teams score

As electric as Jurgen Klopp’s attack was against Arsenal in their Premier League opener, defending is still an issue for Liverpool.

Arsenal v Liverpool - Premier League - Emirates Stadium

Given the plucky, underdog spirit Nigel Clough has instilled in his sides during cup games over the years, this battle at Burton will not be easy for the Merseysiders.

With five goals conceded in two games prior to this trip to Albion, backing Liverpool to win and both teams to score at 19/10 makes real sense.

Total Derby goals under 1.5 in Carlisle clash

Since taking charge of the Rams, Nigel Pearson is struggling to get them firing. With more chopping and changing for this cup tie likely, County could continue to find gelling difficult.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Leicester City v Queens Park Rangers - King Power Stadium

A 29/20 price says Derby total goals in this game (in 90 minutes) will be under 1.5, as they are yet to net more than once in five matches across all competitions.

Baggies to sink Northampton with clean sheet

Tony Pulis will bring his West Bromwich Albion side to the Sixfields Stadium for a clash with a stuttering Northampton Town, with the League One club having drawn all five of their games this season after 90 minutes.

Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Selhurst Park

The Baggies are a promising 5/2 to topple the Cobblers to nil inside normal time, with the hosts having seen their previous two successive domestic outings end scoreless.

Middlesbrough beat Fulham in 90 mins

Promoted Middlesbrough have already won at Craven Cottage in 2016 en route to returning to the Premier League, so there is no reason why Aitor Karanka cannot repeat victory in the capital.

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough - Pre-Season Friendly - Villa Park

It’s 13/10 for Boro to eliminate Slavisa Jokanovic’s side from the EFL Cup in 90 minutes.


Have a look at our extensive League Cup archive ahead of the midweek action.

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Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.