Leeds United were rocked by news that a potential takeover of the club has fallen through this week, which isn’t the ideal preparation for the new season but the supporters, despite having their hopes of further investment dashed, will still be out in force as Neil Warnock’s men return to action with a Capital One Cup tie against Shrewsbury.
Of course the Championship, which gets under way next weekend, is still the Whites’ priority but looking to get into the winning habit before the showdown with Wolves, Warnock won’t take this tie lightly and with that in mind, they look a home banker at 8/13 with William Hill to get the better of their League One opponents in normal time at Elland Road.
Warnock’s former club Sheffield United are another team that look set for a 90-minute victory as they welcome Burton Albion to Bramall Lane. Champing at the bit to get some competitive action under their belts after the heartbreak of their play-off final defeat, the Blades will be in determined mood and they should justify the 4/7 favouritism, Betfred hand to them.
Meanwhile, completing a trio of home bankers are Carlisle, who are strong enough at Brunton Park to defeat League Two’s Accrington, a result William Hill price at 7/10. The three sides combine in a treble at 3/1 via Totesport.
Leeds, Sheffield United and Carlisle treble – 3/1 (Totesport)