United look to respond after Huddersfield shock, Koeman in trouble
Tottenham beating Liverpool 4-1 ensured a profitable weekend for the column and we have all the best midweek betting angles covered with the Carabao Cup taking centre stage.
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The Home Banker
Leicester City have enjoyed arguably their best results in the Carabao Cup this season and they can seal a quarterfinal berth by easing past Leeds United on Tuesday. The Foxes were brilliant in the last round as they knocked Liverpool out and before that they recorded a 4-1 win on the road at Sheffield United. Leeds have lost some momentum in recent weeks, losing three of their last four matches in the Championship. So given Leicester will have home advantage here and a few fringe players keen to impress interim boss Michael Appleton, they look a good shout in a game that should produce a few goals.
The Tasty Treble
Ronald Koeman and Slaven Bilic are two bosses under massive pressure and both head to the capital on Wednesday for crunch Carabao Cup encounters. Everton face Chelsea while West Ham take on Spurs and while you couldn't make a legitimate case for backing either on current form, goals could flow in both matches. Backing both teams to score in the games at Stamford Bridge and Wembley could well be the way to go. So too at the Etihad, where Manchester City are set to ring the changes against Championship leaders Wolves.
The Euro Wager
Ciro Immobile bagged two as Lazio breezed past Cagliari 3-0 on Sunday and they can follow that up by winning at Bologna in midweek. The Biancocelesti won at Juventus recently and are on a fantastic run so won't fear a trip to Bologna, where the visitors can be backed at 6/4 to be winning at half time and full time.
The Wildcard Tip
Anyone who watched Everton's performance against Arsenal at the weekend will concur this is a team in crisis. They looked all over the shop against the Gunners, who in truth could have won by a cricket score on Merseyside. Ronald Koeman insisted his players are still behind him in the wake of that 5-2 defeat but it could be worth backing Chelsea at 4/1 to be ahead after just 10 minutes of Wednesday's clash.
The Bookie Basher
Swansea's defeat to Leicester at the weekend made it three defeats from four outings and they face a Manchester United side on Tuesday who will still be smarting after that shock defeat to Huddersfield. Jose Mourinho's men look too short to lump on at 4/9 but it could pay to have a speculative punt on them winning 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium. While scoring goals has not been a problem for Paul Clement's side, keeping them out has and even a much changed United side could prove too hot for them.