Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, and Newcastle combine at a tempting 12/1 with to win their Carling Cup ties in normal time.
Bolton could have put their poor start to the campaign down to a tough run of fixtures but their loss at home to Norwich at the weekend was a real blow and Aston Villa can pile further misery on Owen Coyle’s side by beating them in the Carling Cup.
Alex McLeish’s men are unbeaten this season, albeit having drawn four out of five in the league and with both teams set to make changes, neither has an advantage in terms of selection. On home soil then and in better form, Villa are the pick at 5/6 (Skybet).
Middlesbrough edged out Crystal Palace 1-0 on Saturday in the Championship but the Eagles can gain revenge immediately by seeing off Boro as the pair face-off again at Selhurst Park.
Dougie Freedman’s side got the better of Premiership Wigan in the last round, a result that stands them in good stead, and although Tony Mowbray’s team have won all five away fixtures this term, they will be starting to look at the league as their main priority and could be caught cold by William Hill’s 21/10 outsiders.
Treble on Aston Villa, Newcastle and Crystal Palace – 12/1 ()