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Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tips: Cracker at Swansea and a Cardiff win?

| 28.08.2018

The Carabao Cup action returns tonight, with the big guns joining the Second Round action.

A full 10 Premier League sides take to the field tonight, and we have a flurry of tips on three of the evening’s tastiest ties.

Our preview of the action kicks off at the Liberty Stadium…

Swansea City v Crystal Palace

This clash in South Wales is an intriguing one. There’s no doubt Premier League Palace have comfortably the better squad. But the Swans have history – as well as home advantage – on their side.

Swansea have won three of the last four head-to-heads, and are unbeaten in six against the Eagles. Even during last season’s relegation campaign, they won 2-0 at Selhurst Park.

A Draw could be the order of the day at 23/10. Meanwhile, it’s 5/6 we see Both Teams to Score for the fifth time in six meetings.

The hosts have Ollie McBurnie in form, after three goals in his last five games. He’s 23/10 to Score Anytime. Meanwhile, Palace’s Wilfried Zaha is the shortest price going at 9/5.

Cardiff City v Norwich City

In short, this is likely to be a tight and cagey affair. Warnock’s Bluebirds are defensively solid, but don’t tend to be big scorers. Each of their last two Prem games have ended 0-0.

However, they should prove too strong for Championship Norwich. Daniel Farke’s Canaries haven’t won an away game since January. It’s Evens for a Cardiff victory, while the hosts are 12/5 to Win to Nil.

The last clash ended 2-0 to the Bluebirds, at Carrow Road. A repeat scoreline in Cardiff’s favour is 17/2, while Kenneth Zohore is 13/8 to find the net in this fixture again.

AFC Wimbledon v West Ham United

This pair may be separated by two divisions, but the signs suggest we could see a cupset.

Wimbledon put Portsmouth to the sword in the last round, winning 3-1 at Fratton Park. And they could cause problems for a Hammers side who sit rock bottom of the Prem with no points and nine goals conceded after three games.

The hosts are 11/8 in the Double Chance. Meanwhile, the Draw is a shade longer at 29/10.

The prolific Joe Pigott has scored six in 11 for the Dons. He’s no stranger to the big occasion, having netted in a League One play-off final.

It’s 3/1 for Pigott to register, while the Irons’ best bet is Marko Arnautovic at 5/4.

Click here for the latest Carabao Cup odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.