Tuesday is going to be a busy night of EFL Cup action, and we are going to highlight for of the very best goal bets.
- Bournemouth v Everton - Under 2.5 Goals
- Brentford v Gillingham - Under 2.5 Goals
- Burnley v Crawley - Over 2.5 Goals
- Leicester v Newport - Over 2.5 Goals
Cherry Or Toffee
The first of our four clashes takes us to the Vitality Stadium and with Bournemouth displaying a recent penchant for throwing away two-goal leads, this is something that interim manager Gary O’Neil will look to address before the visit of Everton.
After being both 2-0 and 3-1 ahead in the past fortnight, the Cherries have earned a grand total of zero points from these positions and if they have learned anything in the past fortnight, it is the need for some solidity in defensive.
If they learn their lesson and stifle Everton – a team who are not quite there when it comes to free flowing attack, the entertainment factor will likely be on the low side and with this in mind, I am backing under 2.5 goals on the South Coast at odds of 17/20.
To Be Frank
Next up we go to the Brentford Community Stadium, as Thomas Frank’s men prepare to host Gillingham. Going into this clash the Bees have failed to win any of their last four Premier League outings and will be looking for some respite in the EFL Cup.
While the same could be said for the Gills and with relegation out of League Two looking a real possibility at the end of the season, the Priestfield Stadium outfit have failed to win any of their last five outings.
Add likely changes for the hosts and this is not a Brentford team that will be firing on a full quota of cylinders. Which means I am also going for a scarcity of goals for my second pick, as under 2.5 is priced at 17/10.
Present Kompany Included
Now we take a trip to Turf Moor, as Championship leaders Burnley play host to Crawley and although the West Sussex outfit do have recent cup pedigree, this was not on display at the weekend.
With further Lancashire opposition in the shape of Accrington, the Red Devils were dumped out of the FA Cup at the first time of asking. Now Lewis Young’s men must deal with a team that is gunning for a return to the Premier League.
The Clarets find themselves with a two-point advantage over local rivals Blackburn and although their focus may be placed on a derby clash at the weekend, they should be able to do the heavy lifting in attack. Which is why I have opted for over 2.5 goals at odds of 4/7.
The Fox Hunt
While the final of my four Tuesday picks takes me to the King Power Stadium as Leicester play host to Newport and although the visitors will be hopeful of creating a cup upset, such a feat will be easier said than done.
Especially as Brendan Rodgers has repaid the Leicester owners for their show of faith. Coming into this encounter, the Foxes have only lost one of their five league outings and kept four clean sheets in the process.
Not only that, but they have scored eight goals in their last four matches, and all seems to be well in the East Midlands at present. With cup progress more than likely, I also feel there will be at least three total goals. Which is why I have backed over 2.5 at odds of 2/5.
While if you put all four combinations together, Bet365 are prepared to offer you 10/1 in return.