For the second time in less than three weeks, it is Capital One Cup time and home sides Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City and Burnley are worth backing to see off the challenges of Fulham, Scunthorpe United and Plymouth Argyle to get through to the third round.
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Sheffield Wednesday to beat Fulham @ 21/10
Sheffield Wednesday have picked up where they left off last season and could produce one of the shocks of the Capital One Cup second round by beating Premier League Fulham at Hillsborough.
Dave Jones is still unbeaten as Owls boss, a run that stretches back 17 matches, and the momentum that took Wednesday to promotion from League One has continued in the Championship, where Jones’ team have accrued seven points from their first three games to currently lie in second place, two points behind leaders Blackpool.
And it is their home form that has been the basis of all the success. Wednesday posted a 17-4-2 record at Hillsborough last season and have begun life in the Championship in exactly the same manner, recording victories over Birmingham and Millwall.
Fulham will make changes for the trip north, where they perennially struggle, and just seven wins from their last 55 away league trips means you can’t back them with much confidence and they could struggle against in-form Wednesday.
Norwich City to beat Scunthorpe United @ 7/20
Norwich haven’t had the easiest start to the season but Chris Hughton can secure his first competitive win as Canaries boss when Scunthorpe visit Carrow Road in the Capital One Cup.
A 5-0 thumping at Fulham was a terrible way for Hughton to begin his Norwich reign, but a good performance in a 1-1 draw against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend was encouraging and whatever side the former Newcastle United boss decides to put out, it should be good enough to beat struggling Scunthorpe.
Alan Knill’s men are currently bottom of League One after losing all three of their matches at the start of the season and unfortunately for the ex-Bury boss, that form is merely a continuation of the tail-end of the last campaign.
United have won only two of their last 15 league matches stretching back to last year, drawing eight blanks in the process, and only rock-bottom Rochdale won fewer games than the Iron in League One in 2011/12. Knill looks like he might have a battle to save his job, but he might not get many favours from Norwich.
Burnley to beat Plymouth Argyle @ 2/5
Plymouth are looking like they are going to spend another year towards the wrong end of the League Two table and they seem set to struggle when they travel to Burnley in the Capital One Cup.
Argyle have taken one point and scored only one goal in their first three league matches, which is typical of their form in 2012 – they have won just six games in the calendar year.
Burnley have lost just two of their last 13 matches at Turf Moor and though they have started the season just as erratically as they spent much of the previous campaign, Eddie Howe’s men have far more quality to their squad and should have too much for a Plymouth side who look a poor outfit this term.
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