Shakhtar Donetsk vs Monaco
It's not business as usual for Monaco who will be facing a rejuvenated and high flying Shakhtar Donetsk side. In 12 matches played recently Shakhtar Donetsk have won 11 of them losing only one. They are coming into this encounter up from a 4 match winning streak among them their stun against Monaco in the first leg of this play off courtesy of Pedrinho's only goal that ensured it ended 1-0.
Monaco have the difficult of the task to overturn the loss and will probably be seeking for a revenge. However, it will be a mountain to climb for them having started the Laliga season on a very bad note. Losses to Lorient and Lens have left them with only a single point at the relegation zone in just 3 matches hoping that things will soon work out for them.
A home win for Shakhtar Donetsk is with no doubt the best prediction here.
West Brom vs Arsenal
Very interesting clash as Mikel Arteta get another ideal opportunity to once again test his gears in their fight to get in the right momentum. Actually, it will be a big test for the Gunners after an unprecedented poor start into the new campaign and the only way to evade criticism is getting job done here. Any other result will definitely put his future on a hot pan.
West Brom unbeaten in 9 matches played across all competitions are in a very fantastic form going into this second round of the EFL Cup. They have won all their recent 3 matches netting 9 classic goals which is a huge motivation at a time they will be facing a struggling Arsenal side. On the other side Arsenal have lost all their last 4 games and will be looking for a consolation win that can onstensiby speak better days ahead for them.
A win for Arsenal is the best prediction for this particular match with an over 2.5 goals expected.
Newcastle vs Burnely
Back to back losses have spelt doom for these two sides who have scooped zero points in two opening games in the top flight English Premier League. Newcastle suffered a loss to West Ham before Aston villa triumphed over them last weekend whilst Burnely were defeated by Brighton before Liverpool hammered them on Saturday.
Both sides are now keen and hopeful of getting to defend their deteriorating form. Today offers a chance for them to iron out on their weakness where it will be exciting to see who gets better of the other here.
Best prediction: A home win to Newcastle with BTTS.
Brondby vs RB Salzburg
The home side Brondby play Salzburg at a time they are faced with a huge discomfort following their unpleasant recent form that has seen them fail to secure a single win in a whopping 10 matches. This is a different story and indeed a big contrast when it comes to RB Salzburg who not only top their tipp3-Bundesliga table but also have amazingly won all their last 10 fixtures and will only be hoping to extend the winning streak to 11.
For the first leg which happens to be the only head to head encounter that has ever been involved these two is a 2-1 win in favour of Sale a week ago. This return fixture could see new developments with RB Salzburg favourites to edge the hosts Brondby.
Best prediction here is a win away from home to RB Salzburg.
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