Bet 1: West Ham (HOME) @ 4.5 (7/2)
The first of two outsiders that I like the look of this evening is West Ham as they seem like decent value to beat Chelsea at home and secure their place in the last eight of the EFL Cup.
They may have needed an injury time winner to edge out Sunderland at the weekend but it's now back to back victories for the Hammers and, perhaps just as important, back to back clean sheets.
You don't turn into a bad team overnight and Slaven Bilic's side are slowly looking more like the team that finished in seventh place last season. Adapting to the London Stadium hasn't been easy and it's still only four wins from nine games there in all competitions, but if there is one opponent who they will want to beat, it's Chelsea.
The Blues are riding high again following three straight successive victories and the talk of Antonio Conte being dismissed has already quietened down considerably.
I'm not overly convinced about how seriously the Italian manager will take this competition though as he made a number of changes against Leicester in the previous round.
Bet 2: Sunderland (AWAY) @ 9.0 (8/1)
If you thought the selection of West Ham was odd then you'll probably find this one totally crazy. Sunderland are rock bottom of the Premier League table with just two points from nine fixtures to date, yet I think they are overpriced at 8/1 for their trip to St Mary's in the EFL Cup.
The Saints have received plenty of praise of late but the truth is, they have won just one of their last five games in all competitions. They have had some tough fixtures during that period but the matches are mounting up for them and with games to come against Chelsea and Inter over the course of the next eight days, it makes me wonder how much of a priority tonight will be.
David Moyes' men have offered little to nothing this term but they did win at Loftus Road in the last round and this is the kind of fixture that they are liable to pull off a result in.
The pressure to perform isn't as intense in the cup as opposed to in the league when you are struggling and, if they can settle into the tie, they have to be considered as a viable threat.
Bet 3: Inter v Torino (Over 2.5 goals) @ 1.7 (7/10)
This week's goal-fest will hopefully come from Serie A between Inter and Torino at the San Siro.
Inter manager, Frank de Boer, is already feeling the pressure as his team are only 14th in the league having picked up just 11 points from their opening nine fixtures. They have lost three in the bounce in Italy and all three were 2-1 defeats.
As well as those three latest outings, another two of their nine have seen over 2.5 backers collect and they are yet to keep a clean sheet at home this season.
Torino are faring much better as they are fifth in the table with 15 points and the goal stats make even better reading for us too. With 19 scored and 11 conceded, their matches this term are averaging 3.33 goals each time - the third highest in the division.
Aside from a couple of 0-0's, their other seven matches have ended with the ball in the net on at least three occasions and their last four scorelines were 3-1, 2-1, 4-1 and 2-2.
Bet 4: Chievo v Bologna (Under 2.5 goals) @ 1.55 (11/20)
We stay in Serie A for our low-scoring affair as Chievo and Bologna have both been involved in plenty of drab encounters this year.
The hosts are seeing their matches average 2.11 goals per 90 minutes, with half a dozen of their nine ending with this selection landing. They drew 0-0 with Empoli on Sunday and they are yet to score more than twice on this ground this term.
Opponents, Bologna, come into the game on a run of five straight matches to finish under 2.5. They had three 1-1 draws during that period, a 1-0 loss and a 2-0 victory.
Their games are averaging 2.56 goals each time, but that number is inflated by a 5-1 defeat at Torino back in August. On the road it's two 1-1 draws from their two latest away matches and, when this pair met last year, there was one goal in 180 minutes of football.
The Multiple pays approximately 106.72 (106/1)
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