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Premier League big boys get involved in the Carabao Cup!

Carabao Cup 3rd Round

Leyton Orient vs. Tottenham

Leyton are 9th in Football League Two as they take on Tottenham having beaten Plymouth 3-2 in the last round. Tottenham have a game in the Europa League as well 2 days after this one and so they should field a 2nd string team. One could see Reguilon involved due to match fitness as well. Leyton have a good chance to get a win against a weakened Tottenham side but Tottenham should be reaching the next round. 

West Brom vs. Brentford

West Brom beat Harrogate 3-0 in the last round while Brentford beat Southampton. West Brom have not had the greatest start to life back in the Premier League having lost their last two games while Brentford have won their last two in all comps. An interesting game between two evenly matched teams. Chance to see Gallagher and Ivanovic involved for West Brom. 

West Ham vs. Hull City

West Ham beat Charlton 3-0 in the last round while Hull beat Leeds on penalties. On paper this should be a straightforward win for West Ham and the Hammers played well against Arsenal even though they lost. Hull sit 3rd in League One though and won’t be push overs, still West Ham should reach the next round. 

Luton Town vs. Man United

Luton sit 3rd in the Championship and beat Reading in the last round while United lost to Palace on Saturday and look shaky as a team at the moment. Luton are in good form and have beat some solid Championship teams over the last few weeks while there is uncertainty around United. On paper this should be an easy win for United but Luton could surprise a few and win this game. 

Fulham vs. Sheffield Wednesday

Fulham beat Ipswich in the last round while Wednesday beat Rochdale. The two teams sit in the relegation zone of the Premier League and Championship respectively and so they are in similar form. This could be a close game. 

Millwall vs. Burnley

Millwall beat Cheltenham in the last round while Burnley beat Sheffield United on penalties. Burnley suffered a loss to Leicester during the weekend though and Millwall sit 8th in the Championship. An interesting game that on paper Burnley should win but Millwall will have a chance. 

Preston vs. Brighton

Preston beat Derby in the last round and sit 16th in the Championship as they take on Brighton who thrashed Portsmouth and beat Newcastle comfortably last week. This should be a comfortable win for Brighton and Graham Potter. 

Fleetwood vs. Everton

Fleetwood beat Port Vale in the last round and sit 10th in the Championship as they take on Everton who beat Salford in the last round and beat West Brom comfortably. Everton should get by without any issues as they start the season in strong form. 

Morecambe vs. Newcastle

Morecambe beat Oldham Athletic in the last round as they sit 14th in League Two while Newcastle beat Blackburn in the last round but lost to Brighton during the weekend. Newcastle should win this game but it wont be an easy win. 

Leicester vs. Arsenal

The toughest of the clashes as Leicester take on Arsenal as they come off two successive wins in the league. The two teams are in good form with opposing styles of play, Rodgers the more attacking and Arteta more pragmatic. It should be an intersting game that can go either way. 

Bristol City vs. Aston Villa

Bristol beat Northampton in the last round and sit 2nd in the Championship as they take on Villa who beat Burton in the last round. An interesting game between two evenly matched teams. 

Lincoln City vs. Liverpool

Lincoln City beat Bradford 0-5 in the last round and sit 2nd in League One but Liverpool have won 2 in 2 in the league and will be looking to continue their winning streak. Lincoln have a chance to win this game if Klopp fields a weak team but other than that Lincoln’s good run should come to an end. 

Man City vs. Bournemouth

Bournemouth beat Palace on penalties in the last round and sit 4th in the Championship as they take on City who are yet to play a game this season but will have when this game comes around. City should win this game comfortably even if Bournemouth put up a fight. 

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