League Cup betting tips: Swans seek an upset on south coast
Preview and odds for Wednesday’s League Cup games
There are six Carabao Cup games taking place on Wednesday and we look that the odds for a trio of them in a bid to find some League Cup betting tips.
The tie of the night is at Old Trafford and we have a separate preview for Manchester United v West Ham.
Brighton v Swansea
Premier League Brighton take on Championship side Swansea in a fascinating clash at the Amex Stadium.
Brighton won their fourth Premier League game of the season on Saturday. Their 2-1 victory over Leicester gives them 12 points from five games and signals their best start to a league campaign since 2015-16, and their best-ever return at this stage of a top-flight season.
Goals from Neal Maupay and Danny Welbeck either side of half-time saw the Seagulls climb to fourth place in the table, two points ahead of champions Manchester City.
Graham Potter’s side are 4/9 to beat a visiting Swansea side who are fourth from bottom of the Championship.
Swansea drew their third successive game on Saturday, coming from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at Luton with Joel Piroe’s goal in added time earning a point. The draw is available at 16/5 in the League Cup betting tips.
The Swans have managed one win and four draws from their opening eight games and are 7/1 to win in 90 minutes at the Amex.
Swansea have a fair recent record against Brighton, winning four and drawing one of their previous seven clashes.
Five of the last six meetings saw one or other side fail to register and it is 8/13 that this will be the case again.
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) September 19, 2021
Millwall v Leicester
Another Championship side who have a good recent against Premier League opponents are Millwall, who have won 17 and lost 18 of their 43 previous meetings with Leicester City.
The Lions have won five of the last seven meetings, including the most recent which was a 1-0 win in an FA Cup fifth-round tie in February 2017.
Millwall are another side who have struggled to win games this season, drawing five of their eight in the league including a 1-1 stalemate at home to Coventry on Saturday.
Their only home defeat came against high-flying Fulham, and they remain unbeaten in their last five in all competitions, having seen off both Portsmouth and Cambridge in previous rounds of this competition.
Millwall are 10/3 to beat Leicester in 90 minutes.
The Foxes lost 2-1 at Brighton on Saturday, despite Jamie Vardy’s second-half strike.
It was their third game without a win, having been beaten at home by Manchester City before being held 2-2 in the Europa League by Napoli on Thursday.
Nine of the last 12 meetings saw one or other fail to net and it is 23/20 that one team or both will be held scoreless.
Wolves v Tottenham
This all-Premier League clash sees Wolves as 7/5 to beat a Tottenham side smarting from Sunday’s 3-0 home defeat by Chelsea.
It was their third game without a win, having lost at Crystal Palace before being held to a 2-2 draw by Rennes in their Europa Conference League clash on Thursday.
Spurs are 21/10 to defeat Wolves for the second time this season, having already notched a 1-0 away win at Molineux last month in the Premier League courtesy of Dele Alli’s early penalty.
Wolves, who defeated Nottingham Forest 4-0 at the City Ground in the second round of this competition, suffered their fourth top-flight defeat in five games on Saturday with newly-promoted Brentford securing a 2-0 road win.
The hosts have now failed to score in four of their opening five top-flight games and it is 19/5 that Tottenham win to nil, as they did in all three of their league wins.
There have been four draws in the last 23 meetings and it is 21/10 that this will be a stalemate after 90 minutes.
None of the last 43 meetings, spanning back to 1970, has resulted in a goalless draw. It is 7/1 for that trend to end.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication