Tuesday’s Carabao Cup Tips: Can Bournemouth and West Brom go through?
Preview and odds for third round ties
The Premier League’s big boys enter the Carabao Cup this evening as the competition moves onto the third round stage.
There are 10 ties to get stuck into in total. The Coral News Team has provided picks for the best of the action.
Eddie Howe likes to make changes to his Cherries side in cup competitions. Usually it bears fruit. Bournemouth have won five of their last six Carabao Cup ties at home to lower league opposition.
Visitors Blackburn are also likely to switch things up as they bid to avoid a seventh defeat in 10 away matches in this tournament.
Queens Park Rangers love their trips to the seaside. Steve McLaren’s men have lost just one of their last 20 matches against tonight’s opponents in all competitions.
Four of the last six meetings have ended in draws. Both sides are expected to make changes tonight, which could lend itself to a close encounter on the Lancashire coast.
Sean Dyche and co. rarely enjoy themselves in this competition. Burnley’s 2-0 success over Blackburn last season is their only win in the Carabao Cup since 2013.
Could that present an opportunity for League One Burton? The Brewers are on a run of four straight home wins, excluding the EFL Trophy, and make for an enticing proposition this evening.
Goals are usually on the agenda when the Canaries take flight in the Carabao Cup. Daniel Farke’s men have struck three or more times in five of their last six matches in this competitions.
Add in their record against lower league opposition – they’ve won 10 of their last 11 matches – and they should have the firepower to breeze past a leaky Wycombe side this evening.
Roy Hodgson’s men are fighting against the weight of history at the Hawthorns. The last time Palace won back-to-back away games in the Carabao Cup,Wilfried Zaha wasn’t even born.
Their task will be made harder by the likely absence of their star man, who is set to be among a number of changes for the Eagles tonight.
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