Capital One Cup Third Round Draw

August 28, 2014
By: Deke Hardman

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The draw for the third round of the Capital One Cup has been made, with five of the sixteen ties seeing Premier League teams facing each other.

Last season’s finalists Sunderland have been drawn at home to Stoke City, while Arsenal face Southampton at the Emirates , West Bromwich Albion and Hull City meet at the Hawthorns, Crystal Palace host Newcastle United while Roberto Martinez takes his Everton side to Swansea City – the club where he began his managerial career.

Manchester City, who beat Sunderland at Wembley back in March, begin the competition at home to Sheffield Wednesday while Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur face Championship pace-setters Nottingham Forest in a mouth-watering clash at White Hart Lane.

Chelsea and Liverpool have home games against Bolton Wanderers and Liverpool respectively, while there are two all-Championship ties as Cardiff City host Bournemouth and Reading travel to Derby County.

There are also two all-League One ties with Leyton Orient and Sheffield United facing off at Brisbane Road, while MK Dons reward for thrashing Manchester United is a home fixture against 2012/13 finalists Bradford City.

Elsewhere Burton Albion, have a home game against Brighton and Hove Albion, while fellow League Two outfit Shrewsbury Town host Norwich City while Fulham meet Doncaster Rovers at Craven Cottage, with all ties are scheduled to take place in the week commencing September 22nd.

Holders Manchester City are joint favourites with Chelsea to go all the way this time around, with a variety of firms offering a price of 5.5 (9/2), with Liverpool a 9.0 (8/1) chance with 888 Sport.

North London duo Arsenal and Spurs are priced at 10.0 (9/1) and 11.0 (10/1) with 888 Sport respectively, while Everton are a 21.0 (20/1) chance with Coral.

Both Newcastle and Southampton are 34.0 (33/1) with Bet Victor, with every other Premier League side available at 41.0 (40/1) with a variety of firms aside from Palace, who can be backed at 51.0 (50/1) with Paddy Power.

Cardiff and Norwich head the other sides in the market at 67.0 (66/1) with Coral, with Fulham , Brighton and Reading all 101.0 (100/1) shots and four time winners Nottingham Forest a 126.0 (125/1) chance with Bet Victor, along with Middlesbrough.

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