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EFL Cup betting tips: Palace’s friendly fire a warning to Watford

| 22.08.2021

EFL Cup preview and odds

The second round of the Carabao Cup takes place this week as most Premier League clubs enter the competition and we have studied the odds to highlight some possible EFL Cup betting tips.

We have already previewed the televised tie between Barrow and Aston Villa plus West Brom v Arsenal but now we focus on the best of the rest of the second-round ties on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Huddersfield v Everton

Everton have made a solid start under new manager Rafael Benitez with a 3-1 victory over Southampton followed by a 2-2 draw at Leeds.

The Toffees return to West Yorkshire to face a Huddersfield team which has enjoyed back-to-back Championship wins against Preston and Sheffield United but they are 9/2 to extend that run here.

Everton are 3/5 to go through in 90 minutes and won to nil on both visits to the John Smith’s Stadium during Huddersfield’s two years in the Premier League.

With the Terriers looking short of firepower, another Everton win with a clean sheet looks a good option for EFL Cup betting tips at 33/20.

Watford v Crystal Palace

There is an all-Premier League tie at Vicarage Road as Watford face Crystal Palace for the second time this month.

The two teams met at Selhurst Park in a pre-season friendly just over two weeks ago when Wilfried Zaha bagged a brace in a 3-1 win for Palace.

The Eagles are 9/5 to win again while a 3-1 victory is priced at 22/1.

Watford won 3-2 against Aston Villa in their opening league game on home soil and are 31/20 for victory in 90 minutes while both teams to score is 4/5.

Newcastle v Burnley

Newcastle and Burnley have both lost their opening two Premier League matches so will be keen to kick-start their seasons when they meet on Wednesday night.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is 12/1 in the Premier League sack race odds and his opposite number Sean Dyche is 18/1 after slow starts for both teams.

The Magpies reached the quarter-finals last season before losing to Brentford and Bruce would love to end the club’s long wait for a major trophy.

Newcastle are 11/8 favourites for victory in 90 minutes and did the double over Burnley last season.

They conceded in both games, though, so a Newcastle win and both teams to score is an option for EFL Cup betting tips at 17/5 while Burnley are 19/10 for victory.

Newport v Southampton

Newport are no strangers to cup upsets in recent years and have the chance to cause another on Wednesday when Southampton visit Rodney Parade.

This will be Newport’s first home match of the season due to work on their ground and they are 21/5 to mark the occasion with a win.

County have won two of their first three games in League Two and both were 1-0, with another 1-0 win here available at 12/1.

Southampton fell at the first hurdle last season, losing 2-0 at home to Brentford, but Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United will have boosted confidence and the brand new playing surface here should suit them.

Saints are 4/6 for victory in 90 minutes and 8/5 to be leading at both half-time and full-time to conclude our EFL Cup betting tips.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Andrew McDermott