GREG’S Monday match was postponed so no damage done unless you were the poor pitch being battered by the conditions.
I’ve already warned about League Cup night and Greg’s advice is to back goals be it over 2.5, both to score or team goals as opposed to WDW. Shocks almost reached double figures in England in the last round but as I’ve said in Scotland the tournament is taken more seriously by the top teams.
Bury v Leicester
Greg says: The visitors have started the season well but this is a tricky trip. The Foxes have seen BTTS in their last nine matches and when you look at their League Cup record away from home it suggests goals will be on the cards.
Eleven of their last 12 matches saw over 2.5 goals and they play a Bury side who have witnesed 22 goals in their opening five matches.
The pleasing thing from a Bury point of view is they have scored two or more in four of their five matches this season but have conceded two or more in four of those.
I don’t see Bury’s gung-ho mentality changing especially given they’ll fancy their chances of causing an upset. Leon Clarke has been an useful addition and there should be goals at Gigg Lane.
Back over 2.5 match goals 4-5 (NAP)
Dunfermline v Dundee
Greg says: As Mr F has pointed out, Scottish teams tend to take the legaue cup seriously as its the only real chance of winning a trophy + the financial reward that comes with it.
“The American owners of Dundee have made it very clear they expect Dundee to be top 6 and challenging for cups every single season. There is no chance of Paul Hartley playing a weakened team tonight.
“Dundee will be at full strength and should be too good for the Pars. They lost one of their influential players to a broken leg last week and having spoken to a Dunfermline colleague he’s a massive loss.
Back Dundee 4-5 (Ladbrokes)
For small stakes I’m taking Exeter, Notts County and Port Vale all to score away at Sunderland, Villa and WBA respectively. It’s the cup, the big guns will have the little guns on, would be very surprised if at least two of them didn’t net, here’s for the three to net.
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