Football Accumulator Tips: Defence on top in this 21/1 Wednesday BTTS acca

Our tipster Colin Harvey celebrates the modern art of defending.

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It’s a random Wednesday in September which must mean it’s time for some 3rd round Carabao Cup action. Oh yes, the competition sponsored by an energy drink to stop us from falling asleep during the early rounds actually has some decent matches as the big boys finally show up.

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Manchester United v West Ham is probably the headline act on Wednesday but we’ve got Arsenal’s potentially bruised banana skin against AFC Wimbledon and Chelsea hosting Aston Villa to pique some serious interest. But, the only thing we’re worried about here is the big question: are both teams going to score? Here’s a feisty fivefold for Wednesday’s 7.45pm League Cup kick-offs.

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Arsenal v AFC Wimbledon – No

I’ll be honest, I tipped West Brom to give Arsenal a shoeing in the 2nd round. Well, I was kind of right as a shoeing was duly delivered. However, it was *ruefully checks notes* 6-0 to Arsenal. 6-bloody-0. I won’t be making that mistake again.

To be fair, I did say it depends what team Arsenal stuck out and the under-pressure Mikel Arteta went full strength to try and kick some life into his dozy team. Much to my chagrin, West Brom made 11 changes. Anyway, I suspect Arteta will do the same here and go strong. Another shut out is on the cards with Both Teams To Score? No.

Chelsea v Aston Villa – No

I was tempted to go with Both Teams to Score? Yes here. Danny Ings, Ollie Watkins and all that. Then I remembered this is Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea. It doesn’t seem to matter who they play, how the opposition play or what competition it’s in, wins to Nil are the order of the season for The Blues. It’s now five in seven games in all competitions so far this season, including a slightly fortuitous 3-0 over Villa two weekends ago, if such a thing exists.

The worry here is that Chelsea rotate and Villa go full strength, but with a slightly underwhelming start in the Premier League I think Dean Smith will keep his powder dry. Chelsea’s second string are still very good and will be as well-drilled as the top boys. It’s Both Teams To Score? No again here I’m afraid, fun fans.

Millwall v Leicester – No

Perhaps my ego’s still recovering from that West Brom v Arsenal punt mentioned earlier but I’m backing the bigger boys to have another shut out against those pesky Championship upstarts. The logic? Leicester are significantly better than Arsenal and Millwall are way worse than The Baggies.

Both Teams Score a lot when The Foxes play but the worst team they’ve faced this season, Norwich, walked the second tier last year. BTTS is a regular clicker for Millwall (seven out of eight Championship games) but, while they score in almost every game, they’ve scored more than one just once. Leicester should have enough to tame The Lions’ second-tier attack and thus, Both Teams To Score? No again.

Man Utd v West Ham – Yes

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Don’t you just hate repeats? This one was on at the weekend for crying out loud. But actually, this is more of a sequel than a repeat as Sunday’s thrilling conclusion with David de Gea saving Mark Noble’s 95th-minute penalty left us wanting more.

And the football Gods have duly delivered. This will be a completely different game with a completely different set of protagonists but as explained here I think it might be a bit of a barnburner. Rejoice, we’ve got our first Both Teams to Score? Yes tip.

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Wolves v Tottenham – No

Back to the dour defensive football and, oh look! It’s Tottenham. Master faces apprentice as the wisened warlock Nuno Espirito Santos takes his new team back to his former lair to face Wolves and his replacement Bruno Lage again.

Fun fact; Both Teams To Score? No has landed in 100% of Wolves fixtures this season. For Spurs it’s landed in seven games out of eight. You don’t have to be Rachel Riley to know those are some pretty persuasive numbers. Both Teams To Score? No gets the nod again.

Wednesday’s BTTS acca

Arsenal v AFC Wimbledon – No
Chelsea v Aston Villa – No
Millwall v Leicester – No
Man Utd v West Ham – Yes
Wolves v Tottenham – No

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