Wednesday night’s action sees some of the Premier League’s big boys take centre stage in the Carabao Cup. Manchester United are looking to retain the trophy they won last year under Erik Ten Hag, while Liverpool travel to Bournemouth with hopes of winning silverware once again. We are hoping for goals, and have put together a fourfold BTTS acca for you to consider.
Ipswich Town vs Fulham @ 4/7
Ipswich Town are simply magnificent. Kieran McKenna’s goalscoring machine keeps on winning and they’ve now scored at least three goals in each of their last seven home matches. They’ve also been less than perfect at the back, conceding twice to Plymouth Argyle last time out, twice to Preston and twice to Wolves in the last round of this competition. I’m expecting them to win this game, but up against a Premier League outfit in Fulham, they may also concede. BTTS at 4/7 seems like a fair price.
Manchester United vs Newcastle @ 8/11
It’s difficult to know where to start with Manchester United at this moment in time, but Ten Hag’s underperformers will be desperate to retain their Carabao Cup crown. They were battered by Man City at the weekend but actually created some good goalscoring opportunities and it is that positivity that leads me to believe they can score once again here. Their attackers have to prove a point, while only Man City have stopped Newcastle scoring in the Premier League this term, and the Magpies got revenge on Pep Guardiola in the last round of the Carabao Cup.
Bournemouth vs Liverpool @ 8/11
Liverpool have quietly gone about their business well this season. They’ve still only lost once in the league, and that was in that controversial defeat at Spurs, while the 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest at the weekend was incredibly comfortable. Mo Salah is finding his rhythm in front of goal, and even with changes, they should be able to get at Bournemouth. Meanwhile, both teams have scored in the Cherries’ last two outings, and the win over Burnley will have relieved the pressure on manager Andoni Iraola. This should be a great tie.
Blackpool vs Fleetwood @ 4/6
We finish our fourfold by dropping into League One for a Fylde Coast derby. These two really don’t like each other and just a few days before bonfire night, we can expect fireworks. Hosts Blackpool’s last three fixtures have ended 2-4, 3-2 and 1-1 and they seem to have clicked in an attacking sense under Neil Critchley. Meanwhile both teams have scored in four of Fleetwood’s last five fixtures, and neither side will want to fall to defeat without a fight.