Every one of last season’s all Premier League third round Capital One Cup matches saw over 2.5 goals scored and with five top tier clashes drawn out of the hat this season, it will prove a wise move to lump on goals galore again.
Aston Villa v Tottenham (3/4), West Ham United v Cardiff City (4/5), Fulham v Everton (4/5), Liverpool v Manchester United (3/4) and West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal (11/17) all look dazzling opportunities to pile in to the advertised over 2.5 goal odds.
The Capital One Cup and squad rotation go hand-in-hand.
Managers like to shuffle their packs, resting first team regulars and handing starts to players who are in need of game time.
This can have damaging results on the defensive shape within a team as players coming into the side may not be totally up to speed with their teammate’s strengths and weaknesses.
Poor team shape usually puts huge pressure on defences and goals are conceded as a result.
In the last five years there have been 18 all Premier League ties in the Capital One Cup third round, producing a total of 58 goals.
This works out at an average of exactly three goals per game as strikers have taken advantage of sloppy defending caused by a lack of defensive cohesion.
For punters that like to nail bulky returns through backing multiples, combining all of the five games to go over 2.5 goals in a Lucky 31 bet looks an exciting way of locking in profit with the added bonus of hitting a hefty return if all games do the business.
A Lucky 31 multiple consists of five selections with 31 different lines (five singles, ten doubles, ten trebles, five fourfolds and one fivefold).
To place this bet add all the over 2.5 goal selections to your bet slip, click system option before selecting the Lucky 31 box and then enter your desired stake.
If, like last season, all the five Premier League third round clashes see more than two goals scored, a £1 stake for a Lucky 31 would return £132 at the current advertised odds.