Both teams suffered disappointment last season, with Norwich failing to mount any form of promotion challenge, while Swindon Town were relegated to the fourth tier of English football. The duo meet in the EFL Cup at Carrow Road on Tuesday evening, with the emphasis on the Canaries to find a way past their lower league opponents. With many betting customers looking to back the home side to overcome David Flitcroft’s side, we share our top betting tip for the match, which is well worth taking advantage of. However first, let’s take a closer look at the two teams, including player availability, form and motivation levels.
Norwich City Team News
Former Dortmund II coach Daniel Farke took over from Alex Neil at Carrow Road in May, with the German leading his team for the first time in a competitive capacity at Fulham on Saturday. Norwich required a late goal from Nelson Oliviera to snatch a point, with the Portuguese forward making his feelings known to his manager, having initially been named as a substitute for the match. Norwich have no fewer than four players from German football over the summer, while Southampton youngster Harrison Reed has joined on loan also. Norwich fans will be hoping for a return to the Premier League come the end of the campaign, with the EFL Cup perhaps not their biggest priority this season. As a result, we could well see a weakened team taking on Swindon on Tuesday, something that could potentially give the Robins.
Swindon Town Team News
David Flitcroft took over at the County Ground over the summer, following the departure of Luke Williams and former Director of Football, Tim Sherwood. The former Barnsley and Burnley boss will now be hoping for success in the South-West of England, with an opening day victory over Carlisle offering hope to Swindon fans. Despite having lost the likes of Nathan Thompson, Jonathan Obika and Yaser Kasim over the summer, Flitcroft moved quickly to plug the cap, with Amine Linganzi and James Dunne arriving at the County Ground. A trip to Championship side Norwich is perhaps not what Flitcroft would have hoped for in the opening round of the competition, however the League Two side will seemingly take a strong side to Carrow Road.
Top Betting Tip
Despite having opened their League Two campaign with a victory, Swindon Town are the undoubted underdogs against Norwich. As a result, our top betting tip is to back a victory for the Championship club, which can be found at best odds of 20/59 at popular bookmakers 10Bet.