Get our football experts' best bets for tonight's major EFL Cup 4th round matches as well as picks involving Juventus and Barcelona.
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💰 Recommended bets:
- Liverpool to beat Preston to nil
- Juventus to beat Sassuolo to nil
- Over 3.5 goals in Vallecano vs Barcelona
- Man City to beat West Ham and BTTS
Preston vs Liverpool
After their struggles last season to name an experienced back four, Liverpool now finds themselves with strength in depth in defence and Klopp's men kept seven clean sheets in their 13 games, including in a stunning 5-0 win at Old Trafford last time out in the Premier League. Preston has won just two of their last 10 matches across all competitions, and it's hard to envisage any cup upset here.
Juventus vs Sassuolo
Juventus have recorded four wins and a draw in their last five matches and conceded just once in that sequence. They've also won nine of their last 11 matches against Sassuolo across all competitions. Sassuolo is enduring a tough start to the new campaign, winning just three of their nine games so far, notching just four points from four games on the road. The Bianconeri should claim a workmanlike win here.
Rayo Vallecano vs Barcelona
Barca gave a reasonable account of themselves in the Clásico but was undone by a David Alaba stunner and a late consolation goal for Kun Aguero wouldn't have been much consolation at all. Vallecano has been overachieving this term but has recently been derailed by defeats on the road. Amazingly, though, Barcelona starts the match a point behind their hosts. There's not much value backing Barca in the outright markets, but a high-scoring encounter is likely, given that Vallecano's ten matches have produced 29 goals and only Real Madrid has scored more than their 17 goals.
West Ham vs Man City
West Ham's win against Spurs on Sunday sent them up to fourth in the Premier League, which is a great achievement for a squad juggling Premier League commitments with Europa League fixtures. City are overwhelming favourites to advance here, and indeed to go all the way in a tournament they've dominated in recent years, but Moyes' Hammers won't make it easy.
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