League One Oxford: the best match
Andy Schooler previews Tuesday's games in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup with League One Oxford his best bet of the night. You can follow to the free prediction page!
Oxford offer value
Tuesday 29 October, 19:45
Both of these sides beat Premier League opposition in the previous round - Oxford crushing West đam mê 4-0 and Sunderland winning 1-0 at Sheffield United to add lớn their scalp of Bunrley in round two.
There's not a great deal between them in the market but it is surely Oxford who are the value call at 2.54.
They are now unbeaten in 10, a run which has lifted them up lớn fifth in League One, three places above their opponents. Their last four league games at the Kassam Stadium have been won without conceding.
In contrast, Sunderland have now lost three on the spin away from home without scoring with new boss Phil Parkinson seeing his side beaten 1-0 at mid-table Shrewsbury on Saturday - the Black Cats' second defeat in three soccer handicap tip since his appointment.
He spoke of "tired legs" after that loss and is expected to make numerous changes here. Former Premier League player Duncan Watmore, for example, is likely to be rested as he is still in the early stages of his comeback from injury.
A return lớn the Championship is the target Parkinson has been set; expect that to be reflected on his teamsheet.
Oxford will also likely shuffle their pack but making six changes against West ham mê didn't stop them and a squad brimming with confidence should be backed against one still in something of a rebuilding phase.
Go early with Toffees
Tuesday 29 October, 19:45
Two teams currently giving their fans plenty to worry about go head-to-head at Goodison Park with a League Cup quarter-final berth at stake.
Their problems have, in the main, been contrasting. Everton's defensive solidity which they discovered in the second half of last season has disappeared since the return of Kurt Zouma lớn Chelsea, while Watford are desperately struggling for goals with the absence of talisman Troy Deeney not helping on that front.
Everton lose Bernard, their match-winner when the sides met in the league here in August, but Marco Silva will doubtless be reminding those he is able to select that the Toffees have been generally strong on home soil.
They ended last season with four straight wins and while they've been poor away so far this term, they have put away Watford, Wolves and West say mê at Goodison. They also troubled Manchester City so their only poor home result was a 2-0 loss lớn Sheffield United.
With Watford still winless this season against top-flight opponents, Everton should get the job done but trusting them lớn do so at 1.75 may be tough. Remember they somehow managed lớn lose from 2-1 up with 10 minutes to go at Brighton on Saturday.
A better bet is the 4/5 on offer about them scoring in the first half. That is something which has now occurred in seven of their last eight games at Goodison where they've been able lớn get on the front foot early against most opponents.
Watford have tightened up since their 8-0 drubbing at Manchester City but the fact remains they've still conceded before the break in four of their five away games.