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Stuart Dalgleish 24th Sep 2012 - 15:18

Everton to Warnock the Whites out

Leeds v Everton preview - Tuesday 19:45 live on Sky Sports 2

Leeds United (17/5) and Everton (3/4, draw 14/5) meet for the first time in eight years as the respective teams eye a place in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

The Toffees have started the season in fine style and they will no doubt be chuckling to themselves at the fact they're third in the Premier League, while neighbours Liverpool are in the relegation zone.

Of course, Liverpool are the holders of the League Cup so that will make David Moyes even more determined to win that first trophy, and I fully expect the Scot to name a strong team for this Elland Road clash.

The visitors will be boosted by the return of star striker Nikica Jelavic (9/2 first goal), the Croatian missed the game at Swansea, where fellow strikers Kevin Mirallas (9/2) and Victor Anichebe (6/1) took full advantage to score in an impressive win.

It might well be the former Rangers man has to bide his time getting back in to the team, but it's a welcome selection headache for Moyes to have, unlike his opposite number Neil Warnock.

The Leeds gaffer has been hit by a terrible run of injuries; last season's top scorer Ross McCormack is going to be out until at least November, midfielders David Norris and Paul Green are still sidelined and fullback Lee Peltier picked up a knock in the win over Nottingham Forest and is likely to miss out.

Luciano Becchio (13/2) had also been struggling with an injury, but the Argentine played almost the full game at the weekend and managed to add to his impressive start to the season by notching his seventh goal in just eight games.

The United frontman is just one part of our two offers on this match - we've enhanced the price of Becchio scoring in a 90 minute Leeds victory from 4/1 to 7/1, if anybody is going to score for the Whites then he is surely going to be the man that gets it.

If you think the Toffees are more likely to win, then the 3/1 that we enhanced from 2/1 on in-form Marouane Fellaini scoring in an away victory (90 minutes) is really going to appeal.

It could be a very tough evening for Leeds; Everton's squad is packed full of top class internationals and they will be able to name a strong team whoever steps over the white line, against a team that is also struggling at the back it should be a routine win for the Premier League side.

I would certainly expect goals in West Yorkshire; Everton -1 is 9/5, over 3.5 is 7/4 while Everton to score in both halves is 6/4.

I think Anichebe should get a start for Everton as he is often used as back-up in the league, the Nigerian can be paired with Becchio in our first goalscorers (coupled) market - you would back EITHER player to score the first goal at 11/4.

More goalscorer suggestions would be Phil Jagielka (25/1), the England centre-back will come up for corners and free-kicks and will be desperate to get one over his old boss Warnock - 8/1 for anytime is worth a few quid.

For Leeds, Rodolph Austin (14/1) likes to put his name to free-kicks so he too could be a good shout for an anytime goalscorer bet at 11/2.

The Whites have held their head high against the better teams in their recent cup ties, but Tuesday night might be one step too far for the Yorkshire outfit.

 
 
 

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