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Tom Stitfall 25th Sep 2013 - 5:46

League Cup OPTA Facts | 24-25 September

League Cup Opta Facts - Round Three

Aston Villa v Tottenham

Since the start of last season's Cup competition, no side have scored more goals than Aston Villa (17).

Spurs have won five of the last six Third Round away fixtures in the Cup (D1), scoring 19 in the process.

The two sides have met just four times in the League Cup, with Aston Villa winning on the last two occasions; which included a Third Round fixture in October 1987 (2-1).

Spurs have progressed in seven of their last nine Third Round matches.

Villa have lost three of the last five Third Round League Cup ties played at Villa Park (W2).

Burnley v Nottingham Forest

Burnley have netted in 20 of their last 21 League Cup matches, progressing into the next round 15 times in that period.

The Tricky Trees' last seven League Cup games have produced a total of 31 goals, an average of 4.3 per game.

Forest have been eliminated in five of their last six Third Round Cup matches, progressing only against lower league opposition in that run.

Three of the four previous League Cup meetings between the sides have been at Turf Moor, with the Clarets winning twice on their own patch (L1).

The Clarets are unbeaten at turf Moor this season in all competitions, winning three and drawing two.

Hull v Huddersfield

On home soil, Hull have lost just one of their last six meetings with Huddersfield in all competitions, winning four and drawing one.

The Terriers have kept three clean sheets in their last five Third Round away ties, although they've only netted three times in that period.

Hull have been eliminated in their last six Third Round League Cup matches, scoring once in that run.

The Terriers have won just one of their last five games against the Tigers (all in the league), losing three and drawing one.

Hull are unbeaten at home in five games in all competitions, and have suffered defeat in just two of their last 11 home games (in all comps).

Leicester v Derby

The Foxes have scored two goals or more in each of their last seven Capital One Cup matches.

The Rams have scored 13 goals in the last four Capital One Cup matches.

The two sides have played against each other in three games before in the League Cup, in 1979 when Derby won 1-0 away, and in 1986, when Derby won a two-legged Second Round affair 3-1 on aggregate.

The Foxes have won six of their last seven clashes with the Rams, losing one and conceding just three goals in the process.

Derby are unbeaten on the road this season in all competitions, winning four, drawing one and netting a total of 13 goals.

Man City v Wigan

Manchester City have lost their last two home matches in the League Cup, conceding five.

Wigan have won both their previous Third Round away ties 4-1, beating West Ham and Ipswich.

Prior to losing to Aston Villa and Liverpool at home, the Citizens had won five consecutive home games in the League Cup.

The two sides last met in last season's FA Cup final, when Ben Watson's last minute goal secured Wigan their first ever major trophy.

That win is the Latics' only victory in their last eight clashes with City (in all competitions), with the Manchester giants winning the other seven without conceding a single goal.

Southampton v Bristol City

The Saints have won four of their last five Capital One Cup matches at home, scoring 10 in the process.

The Robins have won each of their last four games against the Saints (all league), netting a total of six goals and conceding none.

The last time Bristol City reached the Third Round of the League Cup they faced Southampton, but were eliminated, losing 3-0 at home.

Southampton's Steven Davis has scored two goals from just two shots in the Cup this term.

The Solent side are without a win in their last five games at St. Mary's, drawing four and losing one.

Sunderland v Peterborough

The Black Cats have won three of their last four League Cup matches (L1).

Lee Tomlin has netted five goals in just two Cup games so far this season; more than any other player.

No player has assisted more goals in this year's competition than Peterborough's Craig Alcock (3).

Peterborough have scored 11 goals in the Capital One Cup this season, more than any other side.

The Posh have lost their last four matches against the Black Cats (in all competitions), netting just the one goal in the process.

Swindon v Chelsea

Swindon are yet to concede in the Capital One Cup this season, keeping clean sheets against Torquay and QPR.

The Blues are unbeaten in their last 13 League Cup clashes with lower league teams, winning 11 and drawing two.

The two sides have only met once before in the League Cap, back in 1964 in Round Two when the Robins won 3-0 at home.

Swindon have won four of their last five League Cup clashes with teams from a higher division (losing one), with those games producing a total of 21 games.

Watford v Norwich

The Hornets have scored in each of their last 14 League Cup matches, keeping seven clean sheets in the process.

Away from Carrow Road, Chris Hughton's side have enjoyed just one victory in their last 10 away (all comps), drawing two and losing seven.

Watford have lost just one of their last eight games against Norwich (all in the league), winning five and drawing two.

Robert Snodgrass assisted three of the six goals Norwich netted against Bury in the previous round. No player has assisted more than three so far this season.

Johan Elmander, who made his Norwich debut against Bury, scored two goals from just two attempts on goal (exc blocks).

West Ham v Cardiff

The Hammers have won eight of their last 10 League Cup matches played at the Boleyn Ground (L2).

On the road, Cardiff have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions, losing two and drawing four.

The two sides have met five times before in the League Cup, in 1966 when the Hammers won the two-legged semi-final 10-3 on aggregate (and went on to lift the trophy) and in 1972 when the east Londoners won a Second Round replay 2-1 after drawing the first game 1-1.  The Irons also beat Cardiff 3-2 in 2004.

West Ham won the Premier League meeting between the two sides 2-0 at home back in August while the Hammers have won their last four clashes with the Bluebirds (in all comps).

The Welsh side have won just one of their last 12 League Cup clashes against top tier sides (including replays), with that victory coming (versus Blackburn) on their way to reaching the 2012 final where they lost to Liverpool on penalties.

Fulham v Everton

Everton are unbeaten against Fulham in their last eight clashes in all competitions, winning six and drawing two.

Costa Rican attacker Bryan Ruiz has scored in each of Fulham's last two home games against Everton.

At Craven Cottage, the Whites have enjoyed just one win in their last five games against the Toffees in all competitions, losing two and drawing two.

Fulham are without a win in the League Cup in their last four games (L2 D2), failing to score in three of those fixtures.

Everton have enjoyed just one win in their last six League Cup games on the road, losing four and drawing one.

Birmingham v Swansea

The Blues have scored 13 goals in their last four matches in the League Cup, although, they've also conceded nine in that period.

The Swans have lost just two of their last seven away games in the League Cup, winning five.

Swansea have won just one of their last seven games against the Blues (all league), losing four and drawing two.

Birmingham  have won three of their last five League Cup games against Premier League opposition, including that famous 2-1 win over Arsenal in the 2011 final.

Cup holders Swansea have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four Capital One Cup games, including that 5-0 win over Bradford in the final last February.

Man Utd v Liverpool

Manchester United have lost just one of their last 10 League Cup games at Old Trafford, winning the other nine.

At Old Trafford, the Red Devils have won each of their last five clashes with Liverpool (in all competitions).

Wayne Rooney has netted three times in his last three home games (in all competitions) against Liverpool.

In-form striker Daniel Sturridge has scored for the Reds in the last two clashes between the two sides.

Liverpool have won each of their last six League Cup games away from Anfield, conceding just four goals in the process.

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six away matches (in all competitions), winning four and drawing two.

The two giants have met four times before in the League Cup, with Liverpool winning the 1983 and 2003 finals (2-1 and 2-0 respectively) as well as a Fourth Round home clash in 1985 while United won a 3rd Round game 3-1 at home in 1991.

Newcastle v Leeds

Newcastle have lost just one of their last nine games against Leeds (all Premier League), winning six and drawing two.

No player has attempted more shots on goal in this year's competition than Leeds' Matt Smith (11).

The two sides have met on three previous occasions in the League Cup, in 1967 when Leeds won 1-0 away in the Second Round, and then when Leeds won 4-2 on aggregate in the Second Round in 1982.

Away from Elland Road, United have lost just one of their five games (in all comps) this season, winning three and drawing one.

Luke Varney has bagged two goals in total in his last three away games for Leeds (all league).

Tranmere v Stoke

Tranmere are unbeaten in their last five games against Stoke (all league), winning three and drawing two.

Kenwyne Jones has netted seven goals in his last six Capital One Cup games.

Indeed, Jones' hat-trick in the previous round was his first career treble, with the Stoke frontman netting with all three of his shots in that game.

Rovers are without a win in their last six home games in all competitions, losing three and drawing three (although they did win one of those draws on pens v Bolton in the Capital One Cup).

The Potters have won just one of their last five Capital One Cup games, losing three and drawing one.

West Brom v Arsenal

West Brom's Saido Berahino has scored three goals from just four shots in the Capital One Cup this season.

Arsenal have won each of their last 10 away games in all competitions, conceding just four goals in this run.

The Gunners have won each of their last three League Cup away games against Premier League opposition, scoring a total of 15 goals in the process.

At the Hawthorns, the Baggies have lost four of their last five League Cup clashes with sides from the same division.

Aaron Ramsey has netted four goals in Arsenal's four away games this season in all competitions.

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