Accrington 1-2 Exeter (Arron Davies – Ryan Harley (1st scorer), Jake Taylor)
Burnley 2-0 Liverpool (Sam Vokes (1st scorer) , Andre Gray)
Kick Off: 19:45 (24/08/16)
Stadium: The Wham Stadium
Head-to-heads: No Previous meetings
Accrington: Out – Terry Gornell
Doubtful – Shay McCartan, Scott Brown
Burnley: Out – Ashley Barnes
Doubtful – None
- Burnley to score first @ 6/11
- Under 2.5 goals @ 10/11
- Accrington have gone out at home in the League Cup in four of the last five seasons.
- Burnley have only lost one away game in the whole of 2016 – in the FA Cup against Arsenal in January
A Look at Accrington Stanley’s Betting Odds
Two critical reasons make it difficult to invest in Accrington’s odds of 15/4 to beat Burnley – the fact they have never gone deeper than the second round of the League Cup in their history and that they have never defeated Premier League opposition in any competition.
Keeping things tight will be their primary objective, having held out for a goalless draw in the opening round of this competition, before seeing off League One Bradford on penalties. Or they could hope for a wonder goal.
A Look at Burnley’s Betting Odds
The Accrington v Burnley betting has the Clarets priced as the understandable favourites at 7/10, given they are three tiers higher up the football pyramid.
Accrington have also conceded the opener in each of their last three outings in all competitions, meaning the 6/11 that Burnley score the first goal of this cup clash looks a profitable bet.
Lukas Jutkiewicz is a probable starter for Burnley in attack on the basis that he has been introduced from the bench in each of their two Premier League matches so far and manager Sean Dyche is sure to rest some first-teamers after their exploits in beating Liverpool just four days prior to this cup outing.