Bet Of The Day August 25

Andrew Hendrie:
Bet Of The Day August 25

The Carabao Cup match between Newcastle United and Burnley features as’s best bet for Wednesday August 25.

Bet Of The Day August 25 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.

We’re heading to the English Carabao Cup for today’s best bet as Premier League sides Newcastle and Burnley square off in the second round.

Both sides have lost their opening two matches of the EPL season and will be desperate to pick up some momentum in the Carabao Cup.

We’re leaning with Newcastle to come out on top.

The Magpies reached the quarter-finals of this competition last year and Steve Bruce puts a particular focus on advancing in cups.

By contrast, Burnley have won their first Carabao Cup game of the season in just two of their previous seven years, with Sean Dyche more often than not rotating his squad in order to place more emphasis on the Premier League.

Burnley have struggled to open the season, losing their last friendly match to Spanish side Cadiz 2-0 before 2-1 and 2-0 defeats in the EPL to Brighton and Liverpool.

That’s just one goal scored to six conceded in their last three games.

Meanwhile, Newcastle won their last two pre-season friendlies to nil over Burton and Norwich, while they pushed in-form West Ham in a 4-2 result in their opening EPL fixture before going down to Aston Villa away on the weekend.

Newcastle will be confident of prevailing considering they’ve toppled Burnley in the last two meetings in the Premier League last season.

Newcastle are also unbeaten at home against Burnley in all competitions dating back to 1976. If Bruce puts out a full-strength team, Newcastle should be able to edge this with the support of the home crowd.

Key Points

  • Newcastle have won the last two meetings between the teams
  • Newcastle are unbeaten at home vs Burnley since 1976
  • Burnley are on a three-match losing streak
  • Burnley have lost those games by a combined 1-6 scoreline
  • Burnley have won their opening Carabao Cup game in just two of the last seven seasons