The pick of the midweek schedule comes courtesy of Tuesday’s schedule, where there are plenty of mouth-watering cup ties taking place across the continent.
That entertainment comes none greater than the selection of fixtures from English football’s two biggest cup competitions. We’re focusing on those matches for our both teams to score treble, which pays out at odds of well over 7/2.
Let’s hope the magic of the cup can bring us an early week winner.
Hull City V Leicester City
Our first selection comes from the Capital One Cup as Steve Bruce’s Tigers aim to roar through to round five as they welcome Premier League side Leicester to the KC.
Hull have performed well since being relegated from the Premier League last season, enjoying a good little run in this competition too. They’ve been particularly strong on home turf, where they haven’t lost any of their none competitive fixtures. With the likes of Abel Hernandez and Chuba Akpom to spur them on, they should have no trouble in the attacking third.
On the other hand, they could have a real struggle keeping the Foxes quiet. Even if star man Jamie Vardy doesn’t play, Claudio Ranieri’s entire squad will be full of confidence after their impressive start to the campaign and could view this competition as a genuine chance to make it all the way to Wembley.
If Leicester play to their potential, they can inflict Hull’s first home defeat of 2015/16. Despite earning their pizza on Saturday, though, we can’t see them keeping a clean sheet on their travels.
BTTS Yes @ 8/11
Guiseley V Halifax Town
Conference rivals Guiseley and Halifax shared a 2-2 draw at the Shay on Saturday, meaning that they’ll have to face each other once again on Tuesday night in this FA Cup replay. With a place in the first round proper up for grabs, both teams will be hopeful of claiming a vital win, which should lead to an equally energetic affair as they meet at Nethermoor Park.
The sides have already met here in the league this term, with the hosts prevailing 2-1. That win will give Mark Bower’s men an extra sense of optimism, and they should be particularly confident in front of goal. After all, they have netted six goals over the course of their past three matches while Halifax have conceded 11 in theirs.
Guiseley haven’t kept a clean sheet in eight home matches, though, so Halifax can be equally confident about scoring goals. Striker Jordan Burrow has been deadly for the Shaymen this term. If they can provide the service, the visitors have every chance of progressing.
Whatever happens, it should be a cracking cup contest. Back both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 8/11
Rushden & Diamonds V Barwell
After Saturday’s first contest ended with the drama of Rushden’s injury time equaliser at Kirkby Road, the Diamonds will be eager to seal their progression back on home soil. However, Andy peaks’ men shouldn’t expect things all their own way at the Dog & Duck Ground.
The hosts have been in great scoring form, scoring in 17 straight matches in all competitions this term. That run includes 10 goals over the course of their past three matches alone, and Liam Dolman will be particularly confident after netting twice in Saturday’s away match.
However, they have conceded twice in each of their last three games. Meanwhile, Jimmy Ginnelly’s men scored five in their last match on the road and will be confident about making their superiority count here.
At 4/7, it’s hardly the best price. But with the drama of the cup thrown into the mix, we’ve got to fancy goals for both of these non-league hopefuls.
BTTS Yes @ 4/7
A £10 treble pays £47.00