With Leicester’s Championship promotion push not quite going to plan, Bury are priced at 13/5 to knock the Foxes out of the Carling Cup tonight and turn up the heat on boss Sven-Göran Eriksson.
A victory for the Foxes is available at 19/20, while a draw is priced at 51/20 in bwin’s 3Way football betting market for the fixture.
Bury have begun life in League One well, gaining seven points in the first four games, and boast impressive firepower in the shape of fit-again Andy Bishop and Ryan Lowe, with the latter having scored five goals in all competitions already this term.
The Shakers knocked out another Championship side, Coventry, in the last round, and will surely fancy their chances of slaying another giant tonight.
Meanwhile, Leicester have not had the start their fans were expecting, having only won one of their first four fixtures in England’s second tier, including throwing away a two-goal lead against Nottingham Forest at the weekend.
The Foxes do not look set to dominate the league as some football betting fans expected, and with a lot of money spent over the summer, Eriksson
needs results and the pressure is on his players to deliver.
Leicester can score goals, as shown by their 4-1 win over Rotherham in the previous round, but with their sizeable squad, it seems inevitable that they will rest some players against the Shakers.
The scorelines from the first-round ties involving these sides suggest goals could be on the cards tonight. With Bury scoring three at home to Coventry and Leicester bagging four at the Don Valley Stadium, the chance of there being over 3.5 goals is nicely priced at 37/20.
And if you are looking for a more risky bet with a greater reward, it is worth noting that Leicester have been very poor in the second half of their matches thus far this term, conceding more than half of their goals in that period.
Placing the free £25 bet available to new customers on the Foxes to be winning at half-time but losing at the final whistle would return a massive £775 at odds of 30/1.
However, the majority of the money will understandably be placed on Leicester to continue their Carling Cup run, with scorelines such as 1-0 (8/1), 2-0 (9/1) and 2-1 (31/4) to the visitors likely to prove popular.
New customers can register here to claim a free £25 bet or click here to see all our Carling Cup odds.
Follow us on Twitter @bwinbetting