Bookies.com brings you the best bets from the Capital One Cup, where Premier League Everton meet League One Barnsley
There may be just this sole Capital One Cup clash on Wednesday evening, but Everton’s encounter with Barnsley could well be a case of saving the best until last.
So, Bookies.com bring you the tastiest betting tips as the Toffees tackle the Tykes…
Barnsley old boys to excel for Everton
Roberto Martinez’s men have developed a recent penchant for plucking Barnsley’s best and brightest. Of course, all the headlines are currently focused on centre back John Stones, who has been imperious despite intense interest from Chelsea.
Yet, could fellow Oakwell academy product Mason Holgate steal the limelight and make his senior backline bow in blue against his boyhood club?
With Stones in such superb form, there are excellent odds of 7/4 from 888.com for the Toffees to win to nil on home turf.
Toffees on target
If there is one thing unpredictable Everton have in them it is goals. So, with Arouna Kone, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Mirallas and co all jostling for places, the Merseysiders are a tempting 2/1 price from Coral to score three or more in this War of the Roses rumble.
Attacking midfield threat
Catalan coach Martinez can call on his midfield men to do more than support, with dangerous Ross Barkley, already among the goals this season, and crafty wingman Mirallas both 15/8 to bag anytime with Bet Victor. Alternatively plump for young-gun Gerard Deulofeu to take his chance at 2/1 from bet365 in the same market.
Lethal Lukaku to be first scorer
Punters already know all about the big Belgian, who has had a flying start to this season, with two strikes and one assist in three Premier League games.
Martinez’s best hope of silverware is domestic cups so, should club-record signing Lukaku start up top to test the Tykes, he is 6/5 with Sky Bet to draw first blood.
Barnsley’s Man Utd midfield loan stars
The South Yorkshire club will at least be aiming to put one past their Goodison Park hosts, and will try to give as good as they get in the middle of the park.
So, Manchester United-owned pair Ben Pearson and Joe Rothwell, both 20, are respective 7/1 and 9/1 chances with PaddyPower to strike anytime and cause Everton problems.
Bookies.com betting tip: Everton @ 7/4 with 888.com to win to nil
All odds were correct at time of posting.