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Top Flight Sides Can Avoid League Cup Upsets

Football Betting: Live on Skysports 3: Wed & Thu 19.45: Carling Cup 2nd round action this week; many of the top sides are in the spotlight and here are some that shouldn’t make any mistakes.

Fresh from smashing six past Aston Villa, Newcastle head to Accrington for a Carling Cup tie, aiming to ensure that it doesn’t turn out to be a case of ‘after the Lord Mayor’s show’. Chris Hughton may consider resting a few key players, with one eye on Saturday’s trip to Wolves but buoyed by Sunday’s result the Magpies can avoid an upset at the Crown Ground.

The Premiership side are 8/15 courtesy of Victor Chandler to progress at the expense of their League Two opponents, who Ladbrokes quote at 6/1 to cause a shock and Peter Lovenkrands could get some game time for United; the Dane a tasty 11/8 with bet365 to get on the scoresheet at some stage.

At Craven Cottage, Fulham are 2/5 with William Hill to negotiate their own banana skin, the visit of Port Vale and following their home draw with Manchester United, Mark Hughes’ troops represent better value than Everton, who are also available at 2/5, this time at Betfred, as they host Huddersfield.

David Moyes’ men have made an uncertain start to the campaign and although they have to be favourites here given the likelihood that they will field a relatively strong line-up; they don’t convince enough at such skinny odds. Finally on Thursday, Birmingham should have too much for Rochdale at St Andrews; the Blues 4/9 with Totesport.

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