Get our football experts' best bets for midweek action from the EFL Cup, Ligue 1 and LaLiga.
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa
Villa made wholesale changes when they beat Barrow 6-0 in the second round, but to do something similar against Chelsea would be a big error. The quality of Chelsea's squad was obvious in their 3-0 win over Spurs on Sunday when they were able to bring on N'Golo Kante and Timo Werner in the second period. The Blues have become notoriously tight at the back under Thomas Tuchel, but with rotation expected and Villa posing numerous attacking threats, it might be better to back goals at the Bridge.
💶 TIP: Chelsea win & BTTS
Metz vs PSG
Two straight losses to nil have left winless Metz rooted to the bottom of the Ligue 1 table. Unbeaten in away league games since January (W10, D1) and notching an average of 3.2 goals across the last five H2Hs here, Mauricio Pochettino's PSG team will travel with supreme confidence. Lionel Messi is a major injury doubt but the Parisians should get the job done with no fuss on the ground where they've won five consecutive Ligue 1 meetings. Amazingly, PSG has won each of the last three Ligue 1 games in which they’ve conceded first.
💶 TIP: PSG win & over 3.5 goals
Real Madrid vs Mallorca
Real Madrid has conceded in four of their five league games, conceding a total of seven goals. Yet with 15 goals of their own, Real is averaging three goals per game. Vinicius Jnr and Karim Benzema made the difference on Sunday, as they set each other up in quick succession, to score the vital goals against Valencia for a late win. Opponents Mallorca has conceded just three goals in five games and kept three clean sheets this term, but they'll have to do their best to contain Benzema, who has already directly contributed to 11 goals in LaLiga this term.
💶 TIP: Real Madrid win & under 3.5 goals
A feast of midweek football awaits with a full program of Ligue 1 fixtures, EFL Cup action deluxe and top-flight fixtures from Spain and Italy too.