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Will Rook provides his football tips for Wednesday's action in the EFL Cup, Serie A and La Liga.

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Manchester City to beat Burnley & BTTS (19:00)

Despite their humbling 5-2 defeat at home to Leicester over the weekend, it makes sense to back Manchester City here. They have still won nine of their previous 11 domestic matches.

Even with a City victory, their shaky defensive set-up means that it makes sense to back BTTS as well – both teams have scored in all three matches this season.

Burnley have found the net in three of their four matches this season, so should also do their bit.

BTTS in Brighton v Manchester United (19:45)

If the league meeting between these two sides on Saturday was anything to go by, this should sail in.

Brighton were beaten 3-2 by Manchester United, meaning that BTTS landed for a second consecutive home game against one of the Big Six.

Graham Potter’s side have found the net in all five of their matches so far, while both teams have bagged in two out of United’s three. The only exception was their 3-0 win over Luton in the previous round.

Everton to beat West Ham (19:45)

Everton’s 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace last weekend maintained their 100 per cent start in all competitions after five matches.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who are level at the top of the Premier League with Liverpool and Leicester, should be trusted to progress through this tie within 90 minutes.

West Ham put in a great performance to beat Wolves 4-0 last weekend but have lost two of their three league matches so far, including a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in their only away game.

Atalanta to win or draw v Lazio & over 2.5 goals {19:45)

Atalanta are the entertainers of Serie A and picked up in their opening match where they left off last season with a 4-2 away win over Torino on Saturday.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side are unbeaten in their last 11 league away games, including matches against Juventus, AC Milan and Inter, while they have hit seven on two separate occasions during that run.

They took four points off Lazio last season, scoring three in each fixture, so this feels like a decent price.

Under 2.5 goals in Real Madrid v Valladolid (20:30)

You would expect Real Madrid to win this, but recent form suggests it is unlikely to be a walkover.

There haven’t been more than two goals in any of Valladolid’s three league games so far, while only one of their six matches against the top three last season came in over this mark.

Real Madrid won 3-2 at Real Betis last weekend, but were held to a goalless draw in their opener against Sociedad.

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