The first two Carabao Cup quarter-finals take place on Tuesday evening, with Teesside and Leicestershire the venues for the last-eight encounters.
It’s Championship Middlesbrough against League One Burton Albion at the Riverside, while King Power Stadium is the venue for the all-Premier League clash between Leicester City and Manchester City.
Man City to win to nil @ 5/4
Some people may feel that City will have bigger fish to fry than the League Cup, but Pep Guardiola has been keen to reject those concerns.
The Spaniard has dismissed claims that an exit now would help their title rivals and although City (20/57 to win on Tuesday) will make changes, they still look too strong for the hosts.
Leicester have arguably been the most inconsistent Premier League team this season. The Foxes are normally very tough to beat on home soil, but just two wins in their last six games at King Power Stadium tells its own story.
Claude Puel’s men (7/1) have scored just two goals in their last five home matches in all competitions and they go into this game without a win in their last three games.
In stark contrast, the visitors have bagged 10 goals in their last five fixtures and with the likes of Phil Foden (33/10 to score at anytime) and Brahim Diaz likely to feature, they will be keen to impress.
Middlesbrough win and both to score @ 19/10
Burton have beaten two Championship clubs (Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest) and one Premier League team (Burnley) en route to the quarters, but current form suggests this will be a step to far.
Nigel Clough’s team (33/10 to qualify for the last four) have won just one of their last four games and have lost their last three on the road – including a 1-0 defeat to Fleetwood on Saturday.
Although Boro (10/27 to win in 90 mins) have failed to win any of their last four (two draws and two defeats), they should still have enough on home soil to see off their League One opponents.
Tony Pulis’ side are known for their solidity at the back, but they have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five games.