Capital One Cup 2013 – Round 3

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Four to Watch

Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur

Whilst AVB has been keen to make capital (no pun intended) of the fact that this Capital One tie is at a tricky time for Spurs, the strength of his squad should allay any genuine concerns. Paul Lambert however has bigger problems – no Benteke, no Okore, Agbonlahor a huge doubt – but just hasn’t been kicking and screaming about it. Back the away team at 2.16

Newcastle United vs Leeds United

Two Uniteds who should be doing much better, but whilst Newcastle are always one defeat away from a crisis, it seems Leeds are always one victory away from the great recovery. And following a hairy start to the league season, Brian McDermott will realise this is one competition he can have no truck with, if he wishes to steer Yorkshire’s finest back to the promised land. Home win at 1.73. Toon crisis averted. Until the next game.

Sunderland vs Peterborough

A match that was interesting a few days ago, has become boring again with the departure of Paolo di Canio. The Sunderland board would surely have left the players in no doubt that by harking to them and firing the Italian maniac, they very much had to raise their game. Expect it to start tonight at 1.8.

West Ham United vs Cardiff City

Promoted sides in their first Premier League season typically fare badly in this competition, scared witless by the possibility of anything distracting them from finishing 17th. Cardiff should be no different so take the Hammers at 2.2.

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