Nothing was on the cards yesterday – there were a few games I looked at but nothing really caught my eye in terms of value.
An EFL Cup Preview + Tips have been posted, a 6 team preview, plus my top four in a 20/1 accumulator. This is my preferred double for today:
Derby vs Liverpool: Liverpool -1 Goal Handicap @ 21/20 (1945 KO)
Liverpool have had a good start – unbeaten, and looking very good on the front foot! Klopp is looking to rotate his team, and with that the likes of Emre Can, Lorius Karius, Danny Ings, Divock Origi and Marko Grujic are likely to come into the frame to start – Grujic being one hell of a talent!
Derby are struggling in the Championship, so could well rotate as well. Even with the game at Pride Park, I can only see Liverpool’s winning mentality take another win, and a handsome one at that!
Edit: Liverpool -1 has dropped to 10/11, and is likely to fall further – Over 2.5 Team Goals is 6/5 as an alternative, if the price is an issue.
Notts Forest vs Arsenal: Arsenal -1 Goal Handicap @ 11/8 (1945 KO)
Arsene Wenger is certainly one that likes a change or ten when it comes to the Cup – a few years ago he used it exclusively to play his up and coming starts like Cesc Fabregas and Fran Merida!
Against a Forest team who can’t seem to keep the scoreline down, I think he will take it a bit more seriously than he used to, with the likes of David Ospina, Rob Holding, Gabriel, Kieran Gibbs, Mo Elneny, Alex Iwobi, Oxlade Chamerlain and new signing Perez likely to get some game time. Mustafi could also feature since he is very new to the league – while Sanchez, Cech, Koscielny and Xhaka should be rested.
I fancy a high scoring game – Arsenal taking advantage of defensively frailty in the Forest backline.
The double pays 3.5/1!
Best of luck!