After a thrilling weekend of football which was jam packed with goals in the Premier League, now it’s the turn of the back up players to prove their worth as we see the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup played this Tuesday and Wednesday. Manchester City, fresh from a 6-3 win over table toppers Arsenal travel to The King Power stadium in Leicester to take on the Foxes while Chelsea travel north to face Sunderland.
Here are some betting suggestions for tonight’s action:
Leicester City v Manchester City
Advised bet: Manchester City to score in both halves – 4/5 Paddy Power
There’s no doubt about it, Manchester City look untouchable at the moment. The pairing of Aquero and Negredo has been a recipe for goals galore in recent weeks, and while you’d expect Manuel Pellegrino to shuffle things about a little for tonight’s game, confidence will be really high throughout the City camp and you’d expect every player to want a piece of the action.
The news of Aguero’s injury is likely to interest Edin Dzeko, who is likely to start tonight; an extended run in the team could be on the cards. Stefan Jovetic is another likely to play.
Leicester are solid enough at Championship level but I think they’ll be found out here and I quite like the look of Manchester City to score in both halves. They have so many attacking options that it shouldn’t take long to open the scoring.
Mansfield v Oldham
Advised bet: Oldham (draw no bet) – 3/4 Ladbrokes
This clash is an FA Cup 2nd round replay after the sides drew 1-1 at Boundary Park 10 days ago, and you have to fancy the Latics to go on and do what they couldn’t do at home against a team plying their trade in the league below.
Neither teams are in particularly inspiring form at present, but Mansfield are without a win in 6 games in all competitions, and have also failed to win any of their last 6 home games; form that has seen them drop to 17th position in League Two.
Taking the security of the ‘draw no bet option’ makes this a pretty confident bet tonight; after knocking Wolves out of the competition at Molineux in the last round I’d really expect them to come through at Mansfield.