Wolves have been drawn against Yeovil Town in the opening round of this seasons EFL Cup, with the duo meeting at Molineux on Tuesday evening. In what will be the first ever competitive fixture between the two teams, Championship Wolves will be the overwhelming favourites to overcome their opponents from League Two. Former Porto boss Nuno Santo took over as manager at Wolves over the summer and led his team to an opening weekend victory against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Meanwhile, having narrowly avoided relegation last time around, Yeovil were trashed 8-2 at Luton Town in their first league match of the season. Wolves are likely to be heavily backed by betting customers before kick-off as a result, with our top betting tip potentially providing the best method of beating the bookmakers come Tuesday night. First, let’s take a closer look at the two teams ahead of the clash.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News
There have been wholesale changes in the Black Country over the summer, with new boss Santo having spent significantly in the transfer market. The likes of record transfer Ruben Neves and Leo Bonatini are unlikely to feature against Yeovil, with the latter having scored the only goal of the game in Wolves’ win over Boro. Meanwhile, last season’s star man, Helder Costa, is also out of the game due to ankle surgery over the summer. Wolves have won the English League Cup twice in their history, back in 1974 and 1980, however they are unlikely to prioritise the competition this year, with their promotion bid more important to both their owners and fans. The likes of David Edwards, Ben Marshall and Joe Mason could all feature on Tuesday evening.
Yeovil Town Team News
Yeovil boss Darren Way made no excuses for his sides opening day drubbing at Luton Town, with the Glovers having made the worst possible start to the new season. Having lost the likes of Kevin Dawson and Matt Dolan over the summer, Yeovil are perhaps still finding their feet after signing no fewer than ten players in recent weeks. After such a result, it remains to be seen as to what type of starting eleven Way will field against their more skilful opponents, with the manager perhaps keen to give the same players another chance at Molineux.
Top Betting Tip
Given their differing starts to the new football season, it is difficult to look beyond a home win for Wolves in the EFL Cup first round. For those looking to bet on this, best odds of 20/59 at NetBet.