Football Accumulator Tips: 11/2 treble for Wednesday's League Cup fixtures
There are three more games taking place in the League Cup on Wednesday night and BettingOdds.com is on hand with more football accumulator tips for the action, starting at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle to beat Burnley
An all-Premier League affair kickstarts our treble, as Newcastle host Burnley. Both sides have started poorly in the league, losing both of their opening matches, which makes picking a winner here pretty tricky. Newcastle have the home advantage, though, and while it’s not expected to be a full house at St. James’ Park, there will still be plenty of home support for the Magpies which should give them an edge.
Partner this with the fact that Burnley’s record against Steve Bruce’s side is pretty shocking. The Clarets have only won of the previous seven meetings against their north-east counterparts and with Sean Dyche expected to rotate his strongest starting XI ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Leeds, I can’t see them getting much out of this game.
Newcastle will most likely be heavily changed, too, but they have better strength-in-depth at their disposal with the likes of Ryan Fraser, Dwight Gayle and former Burnley man Jeff Hendrick tipped to start, which provides me with more faith in their ability to progress through to the next round.
Southampton to beat Newport County
Southampton head to South Wales brimming with confidence following a strong performance which resulted in them picking up a point against Manchester United at the weekend. Ralph Hasenhuttl will rotate his side for the trip to Rodney Parade, likely handing starts to Shane Long, Nathan Redmond and Mohamed Elyounoussi, but the Saints should still have too much quality for their League Two opponents.
The Hampshire club’s main objective this season is to stay in the Premier League, but prioritising a cup run would give the fans something to cheer about after a period of mediocrity on the south coast.
Southampton reached the League Cup final back in 2016/17, eventually losing to Manchester United, but with so many of the big clubs resting their best players in this competition it could be a perfect opportunity for Hasenhuttl to go all out in a bid to claim some long-awaited silverware. If they are to do that, however, they’ll have to start with a strong performance against Newport on Wednesday.
Arsenal to beat West Brom
You might think I’m mad for tipping up Arsenal to actually win a game of football (and it could easily transpire that I am), but hear me out. The Gunners are just a shade under Evens to progress to the next round of the League Cup inside 90 minutes, and with so much pressure on Mikel Arteta’s shoulders, a solid performance and a win is absolutely vital.
West Brom have started strongly in the Championship, taking 10 points from 12 in their opening four games, and manager Valérien Ismaël will want to ensure that run continues heading into the international break with another victory against Peterborough at the weekend.
Therefore, it wouldn’t be at all surprising for the French manager to field a completely weakened side against Arsenal at the Hawthorns. Arteta will likely change his starting XI, too, with a huge game against Man City approaching on Saturday, but if we’re pitting Arsenal’s second-string against West Brom’s, for me there is only one winner (in theory).
Add to that just how desperate the visitors are for a morale-boosting victory, and I think we could see the north Londoners get their first win on the board in 2021/22. I sincerely hope I’m not wrong, and not just for our sake...