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Expect easy night for big boys

Expect easy night for big boys


The Carabao Cup action continues on Wednesday but it could be a case of the big guns all having comfortable nights.

First up, West Brom welcome Manchester City to the Hawthorns. City have been brilliant in recent weeks, while West Brom have been woeful but changes to both starting XIs may spark some unpredictability in a fixture the Citizens have traditionally enjoyed.

However, despite the young talent likely to be fielded by the Baggies, City are very hard to look past and an away win is a likely outcome at 11/10.

Holders Manchester United are also in action and should have no issues when Burton come to town. An initial draw was the outcome when the pair met for the first time ever in 2006 before United won 5-0 in an FA Cup replay.

United’s talent pool means they will expect to win and with a home triumph to zero perhaps too short, instead ponder something along the lines of 4-0 at 23/4, while a repeat 5-0 is optimistic but tempting at 35/4.

Premier League champions Chelsea also feature on Wednesday when Nottingham Forest come to town. Antonio Conte is another set to shuffle his pack but an away win for the Championship outfit still appears unlikely.

Everything points to Chelsea progress but their short price means the value could be elsewhere. Rather than predicting scorelines, punters may want to explore the scorers with Michy Batshuayi 33/10 to net first, while Eden Hazard is 7/2 in the same market.

Arsenal are also unlikely to face trouble when Doncaster come to town, with Arsene Wenger expected to again use this competition to blood his youngsters.

Donny are unlikely to see this as more than a night out and with another home win on the cards, one man to look out for is Jeff Reine-Adelaide, who is 7/5 to score at anytime.

Finally, Everton should also make home advantage count when Sunderland come to Goodison Park. The Toffees have been woeful in recent weeks and Ronald Koeman could select a strong starting XI.

The Black Cats are hardly cooking with gas, though, and are yet to find their form under Simon Grayson. They could see this game as a chance for respite and their handful of former Everton players will have extra motivation.

However, it’s still likely to be too much for the Wearsiders and a Toffees win with both scoring at 8/5 seems a very possible outcome.

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