With a mouthwatering night of action from across Europe on Wednesday, the EFL Cup will once again take center stage along with La Liga and Serie A. On that note, for those of you looking to stick on a midweek acca, we have found you a handful of helpful tips that are worth keeping an eye out for on Wednesday.
Wednesday 30th September
BST 18:00 Huesca vs Atletico Madrid
Starting with Wednesday’s guests, while Atletico might have seen RB Leipzig end their Champions League adventure out in Portugal last month, Los Colchoneros couldn’t have opened the new La Liga campaign in more empathic fashion over the weekend. Putting on what was a clinical display as the welcomed Granada to the Wanda Metropolitano, Diego Simeone’s men put six past El Graná and one new arrival certainly made an immediate impact. With many shocked that Barcelona were so desperate to end his trophy-riddled tenure this summer, Luis Suarez has made the move to the Spanish capital and bagged a brace on his debut over the weekend. Making it clear that he has his sights firmly set on firing Atletico into the title chase this season, the 33-year-old also signed off his time with Barca by bagging three strikes in as many appearances. Really adding a new dimension to what is a rejuvenated squad, the former Liverpool ace will be confident of extending on his tally in midweek. As for Wednesday’s hosts, while Huesca might have managed to salvage a point against a Valencia side going through a transition over the weekend, the La Liga returners are yet to record three points this season from any of their opening three contests. In for what should be an overwhelming evening on home soil, it should also be noted that they were hit with back-to-back 3-0 defeats when the two sides faced off back in 2018.
Tip: Luis Suarez to score anytime @ 6/5
19:45 Everton vs West Ham
Putting in another eye-catching display away at Selhurst Park over the weekend and ending Crystal Palace’s winning start to the new campaign, Everton secured a 2-1 win and only extended on their 100% start. Continuing to gain a string of admirers from across the Premier League, Carlo Ancelotti’s high-flyers certainly have a European return at the top of the agenda. Watching red-hot leading marksman Dominic Calvert-Lewin once again find the net in the capital on Saturday afternoon and already racking up five goals in his opening three top-flight contests, the Blues have now won all five of their competitive matchups so far this season. Enjoying a real free-scoring run and also opening up the New Year with a shock victory away at Spurs, it should also be noted that the former Napoli boss saw his side book Wednesday’s showdown at Goodison thanks to a dramatic 5-2 win away at Fleetwood last week. While Everton might be seen as a leading pick with the bookmakers on Wednesday night, the midweek guests put in what was a stunning display in East London over the weekend. Shocking almost everyone and landing a 4-0 romp against European chasers Wolves on Sunday night, former Blues boss David Moyes has also seen his side enjoy a rampant free-scoring run while on EFL Cup duties this season. With club-record signing Sébastien Haller already bagging four goals in back-to-back appearances in this year’s competition, the Hammers have picked up 5-1 and 3-0 romps against League One’s Hull and Charlton.
Tip: Both teams to score & Over 2.5 goals @ 21/20
19:45 Brighton vs Manchester United
Only days removed from what was the most dramatic of showdowns at the Amex over the weekend, neutrals from up and down the country will be hoping for a similar contest when Brighton and Manchester United face off again on Wednesday night. While Bruno Fernandes’ controversial penalty might have helped the former Premier League champions pick up a flattering 3-2 win on the South Coast, it doesn’t cover what was another worrying performance from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. Watching the Seagulls create and miss a string of opportunities on Saturday afternoon, there still remain huge questions over what appears to be a fragile United defence. With many around Old Trafford still angry by their hierarchy not making any real alterations to their squad this summer, the Red Devils also marked their Premier League return in what was dreadful fashion. Hit with a deserved 3-1 hammering at home against Crystal Palace last week, some feel that a downbeat United could be in for another testing night at the Amex in midweek. While Graham Potter might have seen his side taste last-gasp heartbreak at the hands of United amidst more VAR controversy, they should rightfully take away a string of positives after another impressive performance. Appearing to have found a real clinical edge in the final third after landing an eye-catching 3-0 romp away at St. James’ Park last week, the one-time Swansea boss saw his side hit the woodwork five times on Saturday, the most any team has done in a single Premier League game.
Tip: Both teams to score @ 7/10
Our Wednesday Accumulator:
Huesca vs Atletico Madrid – Luis Suarez to score anytime @ 6/5
Everton vs West Ham – Both teams to score & Over 2.5 goals @ 21/20
Brighton vs Manchester United – Both teams to score @ 7/10
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