Having looked through the fixtures and correlated the stats, we have come up with six games we like for potential shocks this evening. Here are our 6 picks:
Wolfsburg @ 16/5 vs Dortmund – Borrusia are in dreadful form, sitting well in the bottom half of the table. Wolfsburg on the other hand sit 2nd, in very good form. Recent games have gone Dortmund’s way, but I think this one could well swing the way of the Europa League side. Great value.
Newcastle @ 7/2 vs Spurs – Newcastle and Spurs will both be resting players, or in the Toon’s case missing a few through suspension such as Daryl Janmaat, leaving them with no senior right back. They seem in inspired form in the cup, and with Spurs likely to rest as many as 10 players again, Newcastle will be fielding the likes of Remy Cabella, Mass Haidara and Ayoze Perez. Interesting game, fancy NUFC to nick it by a goal.
Worcester @ 7/2 vs Scunthorpe – this has the feeling of another upset. Worcester are in fantastic home form with 5 wins from the last 5, Scunny though are in very good away form. Pitch conditions will suit the non-league side to a tee, fans will be on their side…Could be a classic!
Bordeaux @ 5/2 vs Lille – Lille are struggling of late, sitting in mid-table. Bordeaux are a strong side, will be no pushovers and likely to be taking the cup more seriously, and with Lille playing Thursday-Sunday-Wednesday, it could see them rest players. Nice price!
Granada @ 12/5 vs Cordoba – The newly promoted side have scored just 2 goals in their last 5 home games, and with Granada 1-0 up from the first leg, they will have to try something. Granada have a decent team and will probably catch them on the counter. Like this one!
Fatih Karagumruk @ 4/1 vs Bursaspor – The home side are in the same league as Hacettape, who destroyed a few reputations in this cup last season, and have beaten them easily. Bursaspor will more than likely rest a few players, and are 4/6 for the win themsselves. 10am start, bar this not touching that cup with a barge pole after Fenerbache cost us our Acca yesterday.