Live On Sky Sports 3: Tue 19:45 The majority of this week’s 16 League Cup games kick off tonightt, with 3 all Premier League ties. The pick of the round is Tottenham v Arsenal. Sam Tomlinson previews
Spurs, who you would feel will play a relatively stronger XI, are the 11/8 favs at Totesport while Arsenal, who traditionally treat the competition as a crèche facility, are 21/10 outsiders with Bet365.
Harry Redknapp has indicated he will start the likes Ktanjcar, Palacios, Pavyluchenko and new signing Sandro While Wenger is expected to play a blend of youth and fringe players. Spurs should have too much experience on the field and, coupled with a exciting home atmosphere, can look to be ahead by half time and then go on to win, a 10/3 shot with Stan James. The match should also provide a few goals, backed up by the absence of 4 Spurs defenders, and Betdaq’s 3/4 for over 2.5 goals should not be sniffed at.
Elsewhere, Sunderland’s steady start to the season should see them past West Ham (5/6 with Betfred) and Everton should avoid the upset away at Brentford (8/13 Totesport). Burnley, on their own patch, will be very keen to show they can still compete with the big-boys and might view Bolton as a very winnable tie, The Clarets are 15/8 with Coral to get a win in 90 minutes.
All Fixture for Tuesday 21 Sep Carling Cup
Birmingham v MK Dons
Brentford v Everton
Burnley v Bolton
Millwall v Ipswich
Peterborough v Swansea
Portsmouth v Leicester
Stoke v Fulham
Sunderland v West Ham
Tottenham v Arsenal
Wolverhampton v Notts County
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