It's one of those midweek nights of football that has you yearning for an 11pm airing of the legendary Harry Carpenter on Sportsnight; “Our main action tonight features six League Cup games in England and a handful of top flight matches in Scotland…”

Alas, we'll need to make do with the banality of Sky Sports' so-called pundits updating us with goals as they go in across the country. Let's see if we can pick out a few games to keep an eye on.

Betting on the Carabao Cup is fraught with difficulty for punters at the best of times as managers utlisie their squads and form often goes out the proverbial window.

Mikel Arteta has insisted that it's an important trophy for Arsenal and if you witnessed West Ham‘s ineffective display against Everton at the weekend you couldn't help but be tempted by the 11/10 on the Gunners.

Liverpool are just 1/2 to win at Bournemouth. That's the kind of price you'd expect to see for a Premier League match between the two but it's unlikely to be a Premier League strength Reds' XI so they look best left alone at those odds.

Chelsea are another side who look suspiciously short at 2/9 to beat mid-table Championship side Blackburn Rovers. The Blues' form this season means they shouldn't be 2/9 to beat anyone!

Fulham face a tricky tie at Portman Road where Ipswich Town will be out to prove they can mix it with the big boys again after disposing of Wolves in the previous round. Kieran McKenna has done a brilliant job with the Tractor Boys whom he has second in the table and on an 11-match unbeaten run.

The Cottagers have had a very average start to the season and sit 14th in the table. Their only three wins have come against teams below them; Everton (15th), Luton Town (18th) and Sheffield United (20th) which doesn't bode well.

There'll be plenty of punters tempeted in to the 9/4 about the Championship side.

Match of the night should be at Old Trafford where it's a repeat of last season's final, in which Manchester United beat Newcastle 2-0 to lift the trophy.

The Magpies are set to be without six first-team players, as Eddie Howe also prepares for key games in the next week against Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.

Erik ten Hag has a few absentees to contend with also as his side look to bounce back from a one-sided 3-0 defeat in the Manchester Derby.

On paper it looks like the Red Devils might be able to rotate with greater quality, with the likes of Mason Mount, Rafael Varane and Sergio Reguilon all pushing for a start and ten Hag really needs a result here to try to keep the fans onside. The nature of Sunday's derby demolition was unacceptable and at 11/10 tonight we could see a reaction from the cup holders against a depleted Newcastle side who have their eyes on bigger prizes this season.

In Scotland its 1st v 3rd at Celtic Park as the champions welcome story-of-the-season St Mirren who are still keeping pace with the big two from Glasgow.

A 4-0 win over St Johnstone on Saturday underlined a fantastic start to the season by Stephen Robinson's side and they'll travel to the east end of Glasgow full of confidence that they can take something back to Paisley at healthy odds of 12/1 to win or 6/1 the draw.

Celtic huffed and puffed at Easter Road on Saturday but couldn't break down the Hibees' defensive wall, exposing a lack of creativity without the inventive Reo Hatate who's been ruled out until Christmas. It was the fourth time Celtic had drawn blank this season and it'll no doubt be in the Buddies' gameplan to keep Brendan Rodgers' side at bay for as long as possible.

The atmosphere could be a bit muted following the indefinite ban on fan group, the Green Brigade, which could play in to St Mirren's hands too. No goal before the 24th minute has it's appeal at 5/6.

Rangers were just as insipid against Hearts at the weekend but got out of jail thanks to a 91st minute penalty and a dramatic winner by Danilo three minutes later. They make the trip to Dundee who are up in to fifth after a good win at Livi on Saturday.

Despite the Dens Park side's good start to the season they've come up short against Celtic and St Mirren so far and will likely do so again tonight against the Gers. A Rangers win to nil looks a good option at 6/4.

St Johnstone relived Steven MacLean of his duties after that defeat in Paisley on Saturday which left them winless in nine matches. That will probably become 10 tonight. Kilmarnock impressively saw off Aberdeen on Sunday and on paper look the shout in this one at 13/10 but they've yet to win away from home in the league, a problem that plagued their campaign last season so think carefully before ploughing in to Derek McInnes' men against the wounded Saints.

Arsenal loanee Mika Biereth made an impressive return to action for Motherwell in their 3-3 draw at home to Ross County and he looks like he could be the spark that Well have been missing since the departure of Kevin Van Veen.

Tonight they welcome Aberdeen to Fir Park and Barry Robson is increasingly becoming a man under scrutiny. The Dons sit second bottom of the table with just two wins and their European campaign is shaping up to a tale of disappointment.

The bookies see Motherwell edging this one but a better angle could be goals. With added impetus in the shape of Biereth, Motherwell should be more potent in front of goal and in dire need of a win to kickstart their season Aberdeen will need to throw some caution to the wind which could lead to an entertaining encounter in which Over 2.5 Goals pays 19/20.

Upcoming Match Previews & Tip

Super Singles

  • Ipswich to win 9/4 Bet365
  • Man Utd to win 11/10 Bet365
  • Celtic v St Mirren – No Goal before 24:00 5/6 Bet365
  • Rangers win to nil 6/4 Bet365
  • Motherwell v Aberdeen – Over 2.5 Goals 19/20 Bet365

Horse Racing Tips

For the start of the new month Rizzel has picked out three fancies who all run at Fakenham.

As ever, please share your tips in for today in the comments section below.

Leagues Tipped:
  1. Alves 7 months ago

    Chelsea v Blackburn – 6/4 Skybet

    Each team 3 corners & 1 card

  2. Here2Win79 7 months ago

    I’ll take Palhinha (Fulham) for a card in his next few games, I presume refs watch MOTD like the rest of us and saw his ludicrous flying elbow in the Brighton game. Expect his card to be marked in future

  3. Gmc1976 7 months ago

    Japan women v Vietnam
    Last match was 7-0 Japan

    Went for
    Over 1.5 first
    Over 3.5 match goals
    Goal in both halves
    Btts no

    10£ for 25 back

  4. maccathered 7 months ago

    Man Utd
    All to win at 11/1
    I think if we go for the favourites it shouldn’t be far off.

    • Deano86 7 months ago

      Had a few penny’s on it macca even though i don’t trust that united team as far as i could throw em!

  5. Here2Win79 7 months ago

    Overnight bet, Mitchell Robinson +9.5 rebounds, Knicks v Cavaliers, evens ❌ No luck with this one as the Knicks won so easily they rested most of their first team for the second half

    Had some action yesterday betting on the Spanish Cup games to end -1 in favour of the away (higher league) team, trying again today with the first batch coming up at 11am – Tenerife, Leganes, Girona, Valladolid

  6. goalden oldie 7 months ago

    Yesterday’s bet won at 23/20
    Today’s bet
    Brazil serie A
    Internacional v America MG
    Both teams to score + over 2.5 goals
    Boylesports 13/10

  7. obi wan cannoli 7 months ago

    The Matildas have named a full strength side again for their match against Chinese Taipei. They are motivated to score goals, as they want to get a better goal difference than Japan, to get an easier opponent in the next round of fixtures.

    Limited markets for tonight’s game, so just went over 6.5 goals @ evens. Best of luck folks. :)

    • Gmc1976 7 months ago

      Maybe get on under 5 and a few corners

  8. audioban 7 months ago

    Wee acca some taken from the comments on here already, checked them out and look good:

    Internacional v America MG – BTTS & O2.5 Goals(Brazil Serie A)
    Columbus Crew v Atlanta – BTTS & O2.5 Goals(MLS)
    Celtic v St Mirren – Win and o6.5 corners
    Hertha Berlin v Mainz – BTTS(German Cup)

    9/1 – Boylesports

  9. Alves 7 months ago

    5fold insured wi PP – 17/5+. 19.45 KO

    Celtic to score & take 5+ corners
    Rangers to score & take 5+ corners
    Ipswich to score
    Internacional v America MG – BTTS
    Corinthians v Athletico PR – 2+ gls

  10. Gmc1976 7 months ago

    dundee match looking like being called off

    live camera shows flooding

  11. Deano86 7 months ago

    Guna give the German cup another go , both kick off at 5.00pm ,

    Holstein Kiel

    Over 2.5 mgs double 1.17/1

    Goodluck with the bets 👍

    • Deano86 7 months ago


  12. Zerocool 7 months ago

    EFL and DFB Cup
    14 games over 2.5 goals
    Worth a try
    GL 🫡

  13. MrBigChug 7 months ago

    Team to score

    AB to score v VELJE

    – 4/5 Sky NAP –

    Both teams to score


    – 6/5 Hills NB –

    Goal in each half 5 fold


    – 7/1 Hills Longshot –

    • MrBigChug 7 months ago

      🍺NAP🍺NB winners. Longshot fell in Holland.

  14. Deano86 7 months ago

    Couple of longshots for the EFL ,

    Arsenal win + btts
    Chelsea win + btts
    United win + btts

    Treble pays 27/1 ,


    Over 3.5 mgs 4 fold 33/1 ,


    • Deano86 7 months ago

      No luck with the longshots 👎👎 Ten Hag will surely be gone very soon.

  15. Geezer 7 months ago

    Bournemouth v Liverpool, home side to score 2 priced at 5/2.

    Get on it like a car bonnet.

  16. Octopus 7 months ago

    Btts double
    Borussia dormund

  17. jamesylfc 7 months ago

    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bournemouth v LIVERPOOL
    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Dundee v RANGERS

    ▪️Win Double, 1.02/1 ladbrokes

  18. elvis parsley 7 months ago

    Brazilian Serie A 🇧🇷

    BTTS 9-10 NAP ****
    Side bet
    BTTS and over 2.5 goals 5-4 bet builder.
    Both at UNIBET.

    America are doomed but still scoring.
    Their last 17 away games seen all with BTTS and 14 of them were BTTS and overs.

    International lost 3-4 home to another poor side who score regularly in coritiba last time out

    Prediction international BTTS and win

    • elvis parsley 7 months ago

      International also seen BTTS and overs in 8 of last 10 games. ⬆️⬆️

    • elvis parsley 7 months ago

      Nap won
      Side bet didn’t
      Finished 1-1 🇧🇷

  19. HullShaker 7 months ago

    Evening gents,

    TNS grabbed 6 last night in a 6-1 win to land the Nap…silly sods nanaged to draw the 1st half to down the Nb though 🤦‍♂️

    Looking at these 3 tonight:

    MAN UTD VS. NEWCASTLE (8.15pm)

    (13/8, bet365) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    (10/3, bet365) NB ⭐️⭐️

    (60/1, bet365) LONGSHOT ⭐️

    Best of luck with all bets 👍

  20. Ash11 7 months ago

    Celtic v St Mirren

    Nat Phillips to be booked
    6/1 bet 365

    Could be the new Shane Duffy well worth a punt at that price 🤞

  21. Baggy6870 7 months ago

    West Ham v Arsenal 19.30
    Over 1.5 First Half Goals.. 13/8 NAP
    Over 2.5 First Half Goals.. 11/2
    SKYBET…. Good Luck….🤞

  22. sb162002 7 months ago

    Dundee v rangers Ko delayed to 8.30

  23. maccathered 7 months ago

    Newcastle made 8 changes tonight, should show re-runs on comedy central.

    • Deb2000 7 months ago

      Especially for the foke that fancied Man Utd 🤦‍♂️

    • maccathered 7 months ago

      They shouldn’t be losing against a side that made 8 changes. That was Kraft’s first game in a year in defence, Matt Richie when did he last get a start.

    • maccathered 7 months ago

      The only reason why Almiron came on was because of an injury

  24. Ben lfc 7 months ago

    Why would you even back man utd. There was never a sign that newcastle didn’t want cup final revenge.Ten hag will be sacked soon imo

  25. ricman 7 months ago

    Change the record lads I’m here for betting tips not a lot of crap talk

  26. jamesylfc 7 months ago

    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bournemouth v LIVERPOOL (1-2)
    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Dundee v RANGERS (0-5)

    ▪️Win Double, 1.02/1 ladbrokes ✔️


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