In addition, Liverpool and Chelsea clash at Anfield in the pick of the action, while Tottenham and Watford meet in another all-Premiership clash
The third round action in the English League Cup continues this coming Wednesday night (26 September) with some mouth-watering clashes on the cards. The pick of the action is undoubtedly the match between Liverpool and Chelsea, two favourites for the Premier League title meeting in a prelude to their clash this coming weekend.
First things first
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First up, Arsenal host in-form Brentford at the Emirates Stadium. This will be the first competitive fixture between these two sides for well over half a century – the last meeting came all the way back in 1947.
Brentford sit seventh in the Championship but their form on the road has been disappointing to say the least. The club has won just once on the road this season, in the previous round of this competition at Southend United.
Arsenal, by way of comparison, are on an excellent run of form. The Gunners have won their last five matches in a row across all competitions and can approach this cup tie brimming with confidence.
And it is therefore of no surprise that it is Arsenal who come into the match as the favourites to wrap up victory inside 90 minutes. You can back the Gunners to win at just 1.33, with Brentford all the way out at 9.00 to do the same.
Arsenal beat Everton 2-0 at the weekend and are at 8.50 to win by the same score line here. You could also more than triple your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at a price of 3.10, according to Oddsshark.
Liverpool and Chelsea meet in pick of round
And the most anticipated action of Wednesday night will come from Anfield, where Premier League leaders Liverpool will welcome Chelsea. The Reds are the only side in the league with a 100 per cent record, having also got their UEFA Champions League campaign off on the right foot with a 3-2 win over PSG last week.
Chelsea, meanwhile, could also boast a 100 per cent record until this past weekend, when they were held to a goalless draw by West Ham United. They sit third in the league table, level on points with defending champions Manchester City and having scored 14 goals at an impressive rate of 2.33 goals per game.
Both of these sides play bold, expansive football and we are expecting goals in this one. Liverpool are the favourites to simply qualify at a price of 1.50, while you can more than double your money by backing Chelsea to do so at 2.50.
Liverpool are at just 1.85 to win inside 90 minutes and we are expecting them to maintain their 100 per cent record this season. A 3-1 win for the Reds comes in at 13.00, offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment – you can also back both teams to score at a price of 1.66.
Spurs hope to maintain winning ways
And finally, Tottenham will look to keep up that winning feeling when they play Watford. These two teams met earlier this month in the Premier League, with Watford emerging 2-1 winners and putting an end to Tottenham’s 100 per cent start to the new season.
Again, goals could well be on the cards here. Both sides have scored in all of their competitive fixtures so far this term and we are not expecting that statistic to change on Wednesday night – in 14 games, these two teams have kept just three clean sheets between them.
Tottenham however come in as the favourites to win inside 90 minutes and are priced at just 1.45 to do so. Watford, by way of comparison, are all the way out at 8.00 to do the same.
A 2-1 win for Spurs comes in at 8.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$40 pay out. You can also back England forward Harry Kane to get his name on the score sheet at just 1.53, while the striker is at 3.40 to net either the first or the last goal of the game.
English League Cup round 3 fixtures:
Wednesday, 26 September
(1.33) Arsenal x Brentford (9.00); draw (6.00)
(1.85) Liverpool x Chelsea (4.20); draw (4.10)
(2.45) Nottingham Forest x Stoke City (3.10); draw (3.40)
(1.16) West Ham United x Macclesfield Town (21.00); draw (8.00)
(1.45) Tottenham Hotspur x Watford (8.00); draw (4.75)
Tuesday, 2 October
(1.83) Everton x Southampton (4.20); draw (3.60)