Many of the football leagues began last weekend, meaning there are a whole host of midweek games to pick from when building your accumulator today. The English EFL Cup is in full flow now and following a busy schedule last night, there are five more games in the competition tonight. In this betting preview we won’t just be looking at English games though and we will cast the net wide around the world to find the best value matches to bet on.
Colchester vs Aston Villa
Colchester are two leagues below Aston Villa and lost their opening game last weekend against Accrington Stanley 3-1. Therefore, you would expect them to struggle against an Aston Villa side who now boast former England and Chelsea captain, John Terry, amongst their ranks. Aston Villa looked solid against Hull City in their first game, drawing 1-1 and the only reason they may struggle here is because of a lack of goals in the side. Overall though, you’d expect Aston Villa to pick up an away victory here.
Aston Villa to win – 3/5 (Ladbrokes)
Young Boys vs FC Thun
Our next match leads us to Switzerland, where Young Boys take on FC Thun in the Swiss Super League. The game sees the side sitting top of the league take on the team sitting bottom. Young Boys have been in great form so far this season, picking up 3 wins out of 3 in the league and also knocking out a strong Dynamo Kiev team in their Champions League Qualifier. Young Boys are strong at home, having scored 7 goals in their last 3 home games and with FC Thun sitting bottom of the pile with 3 consecutive defeats, you’d expect a home win here for Young Boys.
Young Boys to win – 2/5 (Ladbrokes)
Leeds United vs Port Vale
Leeds United were impressive in their first game in the English Championship, beating Bolton Wanderers 3-2 away from home and I fancy them to win again here tonight. You would expect manager Thomas Christiansen to make a number of changes for the game, but considering it is the first home game of the season, the Elland Road faithful will be expecting a big performance. Port Vale were relegated to League 2 last season and started the season strongly with a 3-1 win away at Crawley Town, but you would expect their more illustrious opponents to have too much quality for them here.
Leeds United to win – 4/9 (Ladbrokes)
Sheffield United vs Walsall
This is an interesting game, on the surface it looks like a comfortable home win with Sheffield United being in the league above Walsall and having won 5 games in a row against a team who have lost 4 of their last 5 games. But if you dig a little deeper, Walsall did the league double over Sheffield United last year, winning 4-1 and 1-0 so they will fancy their chances here. Despite that, confidence is high at Bramall Lane and I think Sheffield United will pick up a narrow victory here.
Sheffield United to win – 1/2 (Ladbrokes)