Two tasty trebles as Capital One Cup kicks off

It’s Capital One Cup action, with the first round imminent. Coral are offering odds of 3/1 for Midlands clubs Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City, and Wolves all to win in 90 minutes.

Forest travel to League Two Tranmere after a convincing 2-0 win against Blackpool in their last match, where former Cardiff winger Chris Burke starred and scored. The Blues host Cambridge United and will be bidding to bounce back against lower league opposition, following a tough trip to Middlesbrough in their first outing of the season. Birmingham won the competition in 2010/11 beating Arsenal in the final. Wolves, meanwhile, pulled off a fantastic 1-0 win at home against Norwich City last time out, and should get the better of Northampton Town, who are two leagues below them.

Coral are also offering odds of 4/1 for London sides Brentford, Charlton, and Millwall all to win in 90 minutes.

The Bees started life in the Championship with a respectable 1-1 draw with the Addicks, and should have enough to overcome Dagenham & Redbridge away from home, who lost 3-0 at home to Morecambe in their opening fixture. Charlton host League One Colchester United, who drew at home to Oldham Athletic in their last match, and should find a way past the Eagles. Millwall, however, overcame a lacklustre Leeds United side 2-0, though look good value to beat League Two Wycombe Wanderers.

Lions Manager Ian Holloway was delighted after their win against the West Yorkshire side, and is hoping his side can take their momentum into the game against Wycombe.

“We had double their shots on target and we have done that to Leeds United and I am really pleased for my team.

“People win 6-0 and 8-0 on the opening day and go on to have bad seasons so I just want to be consistent for my lads, if I was allowed a bet I would, because our odds to get relegated are a disgrace.

“I just want people to show me and my team some respect. Van Gogh is a decent painter now isn’t he? But when he was alive he was just a bloke with half an ear.”