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Rams to come up short

Rams to come up short


Frank Lampard is unlikely to enjoy his reunion with Jose Mourinho when he takes his Derby County side to Manchester United on Tuesday for an EFL Cup third-round encounter.

The two men enjoyed plenty of success together at Chelsea but Mourinho is enduring a torrid time in charge at Old Trafford while Lampard’s start to his managerial career with the Rams has been patchy.

United to win and both teams to score @ 17/10

Derby did produce a fine display to beat Brentford 3-1 on Saturday but defeats at Rotherham and Millwall earlier in the campaign have shown Lampard that it will not be a bed of roses at Pride Park.

United have been very inconsistent so far this season and Mourinho criticised his players for their lack of urgency in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Wolves.

It may be another frustrating evening for the Old Trafford faithful on Tuesday but United should have just too much for County and can edge into the fourth round of the competition.

Liverpool to win by one goal @ 5/2

Liverpool host Chelsea on Wednesday just three days before they meet again at Stamford Bridge in a crunch Premier League encounter.

Both Jurgen Klopp and Maurizio Sarri seem set to name much-changed starting line-ups for the midweek fixture which makes forecasts very difficult.

It may be worth betting on fringe players like Daniel Sturridge (5/1) and Xherdan Shaqiri (13/2) to score the first goal in what is sure to be a tight match.

Wolves to win 2-0 @ 10/1

Home advantage could also be crucial in another all-Premier League encounter between Wolves and Leicester City.

Wolves have already shown, particularly when drawing with the two Manchester sides, that they will not become embroiled in a relegation battle this term and they could enjoy long runs in both the EFL and FA Cups.

The Foxes have been incredibly inconsistent this season, following up a 4-2 loss at Bournemouth by coming from behind to beat Huddersfield 3-1.

Wolves should win this clash quite comfortably.


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