Capital One Cup

Capital One Cup Tips: Leicester, West Ham and Man City to let the goals pour

Kevin De Bruyne has excelled in his first few appearances for Man City
Kevin De Bruyne has excelled in his first few appearances for Man City


"January's 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium was the sixth time on the spin that Sunderland had fired against Man City, with both-teams-to-score bets paying out in the latter four."

Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score in Sunderland v Man City @ 1.9420/21

Clean sheets are unlikely in Leicester v West Ham and Sunderland v Man City, says Michael Lintorn, who is backing unders in Hull v Swansea...

All matches kick-off on Tuesday at 19:45

Leicester 2.01/1 v West Ham 4.03/1; The Draw 3.7511/4

Something has to give as the West Ham team that haven't dropped a point away under Slaven Bilic visit the Leicester side that haven't lost full stop in their seven games under Claudio Ranieri's guidance, in what is suddenly shaping up to be arguably Tuesday's most intriguing third-round tie.

Rather than brave picking a winner in this collision between two Premier League behemoths, this column is advising an investment in over 2.5 goals. These are the top tier's most prolific participants, tied on 13 goals apiece, and their two clashes in the past six months both finished 2-1 to the Foxes.

Recommended Bet: Back over 2.5 goals @ 1.845/6


Sunderland 7.87/1 v Man City 1.511/2; The Draw 4.57/2

You would think that a trip to Premier League bottom club Sunderland is the perfect way for Manchester City to recover momentum after successive home defeats to Juventus and West Ham, but they always encounter difficulty against the Black Cats.

Last term's 4-1 triumph at the Stadium of Light ended a run of four 1-0 reverses in a row for them on Wearside yet, even in victory, they found themselves a goal behind. A subsequent 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium was the sixth time on the spin that the strugglers had fired against the leaders, with both-teams-to-score bets paying out in the latter four.

Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ 1.9420/21


Hull 3.185/40 v Swansea 2.56/4; The Draw 3.55/2

The Capital One Cup and goals may go together like the horse and carriage, but it would be a bit repetitive to give you three high-scoring tips, so let's close with a little unders love.

Hull and Swansea have met six times this decade and five of those contests served up two goals or less, including all three at the KC Stadium. The Swans started the season with a chaotic 2-2 draw at Chelsea, yet four of their five fixtures since against sides from the top two divisions went under, including two from two away.

Their hosts meanwhile have resisted the urge to go gung-ho since tumbling back into the Championship, with their last five matches in all competitions all settling at two goals or fewer.

Recommended Bet: Back under 2.5 goals @ 1.84/5


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