Tuesday EFL Cup Tips: Everton can bounce back from weekend defeat

Rafa Benitez.
Will Rafa Benitez be applauding when Everton travel to QPR?

Dan Fitch previews Tuesday's EFL Cup third round ties and he's expecting Everton to win away at QPR...

"Rafa Benitez picked a good side in the last round against Huddersfield and QPR have lost their last two games."

Back Everton to beat QPR at 1.865/6

Clean sheet for Bees

Brentford 1.21/5 v Oldham 12.5; The Draw 6.05/1
Tuesday 21 September, 19:45

Thomas Frank rotated heavily in the last round and we should expect him to do the same against an Oldham side that are bottom of League Two. Oldham have failed to score in any of their last three games and you can back Brentford to win to nil at 2.021/1.

First win for Burnley

Burnley 1.3130/100 v Rochdale 10.09/1; The Draw 5.59/2
Tuesday 21 September, 19:45

Burnley have yet to win a game this season, with the Clarets having beaten Newcastle on penalties in the last round, after a goalless draw. Sean Dyche doesn't have a deep enough squad to rotate too much and they should claim their first victory here. Rochdale are unbeaten in seven (W5 D2) and could cause problems, so back a Burnley win and both teams to score at 3.185/40.

Goals will flow

Fulham 2.77/4 v Leeds 2.6213/8; The Draw 3.412/5
Tuesday 21 September, 19:45

Leeds went pretty strong with their team in their 3-0 win over Crewe and surely won't take this game for granted against a Fulham side that are second in the Championship. Fulham have scored in all four of their home games and a Leeds win and over 2.5 goals looks big at 4.216/5.

Big win for City

Manchester City 1.081/12 v Wycombe 23.022/1; The Draw 12.5
Tuesday 21 September, 19:45

The EFL Cup holders take this competition very seriously and with such a strong squad, we can be assured that Pep Guardiola will field a team capable of winning comfortably against League One's Wycombe. A Manchester City win and over 3.5 goals is 1.625/8.

Cheltenham can test hosts

Preston 1.538/15 v Cheltenham 7.06/1; The Draw 3.953/1
Tuesday 21 September, 19:45

League One club Cheltenham have found the net in ten of their eleven games this season and look capable of testing Preston. The hosts are unbeaten in six, but have drawn each of their last three (W3). Both teams to score is 2.01/1.

Everton will bounce back

QPR 4.3100/30 v Everton 1.865/6; The Draw 3.814/5
Tuesday 21 September, 19:45

Everton suffered their first defeat of the season at the weekend and will be looking to bounce back. Rafa Benitez picked a good side in the last round against Huddersfield and with QPR having lost their last two games, the price of 1.865/6 for an away win looks reasonable.

Blades getting sharper

Sheffield United 3.613/5 v Southampton 2.265/4; The Draw 3.39/4
Tuesday 21 September, 19:45

After a slow start to the season, Sheffield United are now unbeaten in five (W3 D2), winning 3-1 at Hull over the weekend. Southampton have drawn each of their last four Premier League games and with the possibility of their side being weakened through rotation, another draw could land at 3.39/4.

Watford can win at home again

Watford 2.021/1 v Stoke 4.03/1; The Draw 3.412/5
Tuesday 21 September, 19:45

Watford rotated pretty heavily in the last round and still won 1-0 at home to a strong Crystal Palace side. Stoke have lost their last two away games, including a 2-1 defeat at Derby over the weekend. Back the hosts at 2.021/1.

Top two meet

Wigan 2.3611/8 v Sunderland 3.185/40; The Draw 3.412/5
Tuesday 21 September, 19:45

The top two in League One face off. Wigan are top of the division on goal difference, but it was Sunderland that won when the teams met back in August. On this occasion it's Wigan that have home advantage and are correctly favourites. Both teams to score is 1.875/6.

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