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Tuesday EFL Cup Preview – Magpies to march on while Reds could run riot

Tuesday EFL Cup Preview – Magpies to march on while Reds could run riot


The EFL Cup returns on Tuesday with a pair of tantalising quarter-final clashes, both of which see Premier League clubs hosting sides from the Championship.

One of the clashes sees Hull City welcome Newcastle to the KCOM Stadium in a game that looks primed for the second tier outfit to get one over on their top flight opponents.

It has proved a tricky return to the Premier League for the Tigers and their run in the EFL Cup has provided some rare respite.

Coach Mike Phelan has previously used this competition to rest his key players but with injuries continuing to hamper his selection options, he may well be forced to field a team similar to the one that drew 1-1 with West Brom on Saturday.

With them 18th in the Premier League, their current plight is perhaps reflected in their price of 47/20 to win with ComeOn!

Newcastle suffered a shock defeat to Blackburn at the weekend but coach Rafael Benitez had the luxury of resting a number of his stars.

A busy summer in the transfer market seems to be benefiting the Magpies and Benitez’s side are 23/20 to win, with them 16/1 to repeat the 3-0 victory they secured on their last trip to East Yorkshire in 2015.

Striker Dwight Gayle is also in excellent form and having netted 13 times in the Championship already this season, he is the 7/2 favourite to open the scoring.

The other match sees Liverpool host improving Leeds at Anfield in their first meeting since 2009.

Jurgen Klopp’s side battled past Sunderland 2-0 on Saturday and having lost in last year’s final, are the massive 1/5 favourites to win on Wednesday.

The Reds are likely to shuffle their pack and Divock Origi could well be given the nod to start after coming off the bench to score in the win over Sunderland.

Leeds are in good form and despite being the 11/1 outsiders, are playing with plenty of confidence.

Garry Monk’s men have avoided defeat in six of their last seven in all competitions and their players will see this game as a chance to prove they can cut it if given the chance to play in the top flight.

It’s likely to be a lively affair on Merseyside and a Liverpool win and over 3.5 goals is 11/10, while the 9/4 ComeOn! are offering for over 4.5 goals could also be tempting.

Don’t forget, if you’re new to ComeOn we have enhanced odds of 3/1 for Liverpool to win and 15/1 on Leeds to win. And you’ll get a £10 free bet on your first deposit.


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