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Back gritty Grimsby to deliver knockout blow to Rochdale

QPR look vulnerable against Peterborough

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First round
Matches from 7.30pm Tuesday

Grimsby v Rochdale
Grimsby can end an astonishing run of cup misery by seeing off Rochdale in round one of the EFL Cup at Blundell Park.

The Sky Bet League Two side have failed to win any of their ten cup ties since returning to the league in 2016 with all four FA and League Cup assignments ending in 1-0 losses.

However, buoyed by an excellent and well-deserved win at Macclesfield on Saturday they can put past failings behind them against League One opposition.

Certainly the Mariners look a decent price. Dale were cut to ribbons by Peterborough at the weekend and while Grimsby aren’t in the same class as Posh, they’ll rightly fancy their chances of an upset.

Recommendation
Grimsby
1pt 13-5 Coral

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Exeter v Ipswich
Team news counts for much on nights like these – Wigan boss Paul Cook, for example, has warned Latics’ fans that he’s undergoing a wholesale change of personnel at Rotherham – and the word from Ipswich is they will be strong at Exeter.

The Grecians are going well having won two out of two in Sky Bet League Two while the Tractor Boys come to terms with life under Paul Hurst.

Ipswich played well in their Championship opener against Blackburn - a 2-2 draw - and were excellent in a 1-0 defeat at Rotherham, completely dominating the game.

There are two divisions between these sides so odds-against the visitors is hard to ignore.

Recommendation
Ipswich
1pt 6-5 bet365


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QPR v Peterborough

It’s proving a tough start for Steve McClaren at Loftus Road – and it could be about to get worse.

It is played two, lost two for the not-so-super Hoops and Peterborough are going to represent a serious challenge.

Posh boss Steve Evans has declared he won’t make too many changes from the team that ran out comfortable 4-1 winners at Rochdale on Saturday and they possess more than enough firepower to expose McClaren’s fragile defence.

Recommendation
Peterborough
1pt 13-5 bet365, Sky Bet


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There are two divisions between these sides so odds-against the visitors is hard to ignore
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