The 16 teams still going strong in the Capital One Cup can almost smell the burger vans on Wembley Way now places in the quarter-finals are up for grabs and we’ve got a lip-smacking treble that pays almost 19/1 for you to gorge on.
Man City -1 goal to beat Newcastle @ 7/4
After Sergio Aguero’s 49th-minute equaliser against Chelsea, City looked the most likely to go on to grab the win that would have taken them up to third in the Premier League and Manuel Pellegrini’s side had more shots than their opponents at Stamford Bridge as well as dominating possession in their unlucky 2-1 loss.
City have beaten Newcastle by more than a goal in each of their last six meetings, including the 4-0 walloping Alan Pardew’s men were subjected to on the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign and are taken to make it seven handicap wins in a row here.
Leicester to beat Fulham @ 6/5
The Foxes have won seven of their eight matches at the Walkers Stadium this term and have a pair of strikers in cracking fettle, with Jamie Vardy and David Nugent firing home six times between them in Leicester’s last five games.
Meanwhile, Fulham’s form on the road this season has been largely awful and wins against the bottom two sides are all they have to show for their away endeavours in the top flight.
Martin Jol’s side were three minutes from an embarrassing early exit in this competition at Burton in the second round and their luck looks set to run out against the second-placed side in the Championship.
Birmingham v Stoke – Draw @ 23/10
Brum are hovering just above the Championship drop zone after a poor start to their league campaign, but they will be buoyed after coming back from 1-0 down to rescue a point away to a Derby side in good form last time out.
After Lee Clarke’s men dominated in their 3-1 victory over last season’s Capital One Cup winners Swansea, a Potters outfit that have not won since the third round of this competition against Tranmere five matches ago will hold no fear for them and they can keep Mark Hughes’ bruisers honest in the Midlands.