Bookies.com runs the rule over some majestic Capital One Cup midweek action
After the thrills of league football, attention now swings back towards the Capital One Cup, in which the second round pits several Premier League teams against tenacious upstarts.
Here, Bookies.com bring you our most tempting tips…
Back Swans to punish Minstermen
League Two outfit York City face a long trek to take on Swansea City, and The Minstermen have played down the importance of the cup clash, with boss Russ Wilcox stating: “While I want to put out my strongest team… the bigger picture is we don’t want to lose players.
“I would prefer to win against Mansfield [in the league next week]… I’ve got to do what’s best for the football club… the league is more important.”
With that in mind, customers can place a midweek wager on the Swans at 5/2 with Sky Bet to win by three or more in front of home fans.
Sensational Stoke scorer markets
League Two Luton Town host Stoke City, and Mark Hughes has more exciting attacking options at his disposal than ever before.
The Hatters have taken already taken down a Championship big-gun in Bristol City, but the Potters should have far too much firepower to face the same fate. Marquee signing Xherdan Shaqiri still needs match sharpness, so could feature, and is 2/1 from bet365 to notch anytime, while Bojan Krkic is poised for a return and so priced at 15/8 by Boylesports.
Ipswich to run rampant against Rovers
German custodian Thorsten Stuckmann prevented a more humbling dismantling for Doncaster Rovers last time out, as due to his stops they conceded just three without reply to Port Vale.
Against Ipswich, the stopper will face a superior foe, and the undefeated Tractor Boys are 13/10 favourites to win (William Hill), with a better value 11/4 from Sky Bet for a victory to nil.
Villa starlet on show
New Aston Villa acquisition Adama Traore looked truly exciting in his cameo against Crystal Palace, and fans will be keen to see the Barcelona-reared winger against Notts County, where he is a 7/1 best market price from bet365 to open the scoring, or 11/5 by the same bookies to net anytime.
Fulham to fall against Sheffield United
Championship strugglers Fulham are yet to record a victory in any competition so far this term, while League One side Sheffield United are eyeing their fourth on the trot. So, take odds of 2/1 from BetFred for a brilliant Blades upset.
Bookies.com betting tip: With York set to rotate, Swansea @ 5/2 with Sky Bet to win by three or more is tasty
All odds were correct at time of posting.