Clarets to fire against Forest

David John has picked out two selections from tonight's fixtures in the Capital One Cup.

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Burnley can keep up their good form against Forest

Burnley can keep up their good form against Forest

David John has picked out two selections from Tuesday night's fixtures in the Capital One Cup.

The Premier League teams flex their muscles in the Capital One Cup in midweek as they enter the competition but the best bet from Tuesday's coupon looks to be in-form Burnley to get the better of Nottingham Forest at Turf Moor.

It would have been easy for Sean Dyche's side to react negatively to the loss of leading striker Charlie Austin to QPR at the start of the season but they have done nothing but impress and are playing with no little swagger at the moment.

It is now five matches without a defeat and the considerable scalps of both Derby and Leeds away from home have been taken during that period.

"The players are giving everything for the Burnley shirt," said Dyche.

"The fans can see their will to win a football match and it's hard not to gush about them at the minute because they have been terrific.

"They are delivering every week and that is a fantastic feeling for everyone connected with the club. We are just focusing on the moment and winning matches."

So confidence is high and the latter statement suggests there is no obvious reason why they won't want to keep things rolling along with a good chance to progress.

Forest opened with three straight victories to start the Championship campaign but have looked a little bit more fragile lately and twice had to come from behind to snatch a point at Doncaster on Saturday.

I certainly think the Clarets should be shorter than the price chalked up by Hills and can press on at the expense of the visitors.

There is the potential of a banana skin for Chelsea at Swindon but a more likely upset could come at Vicarage Road with Watford fancied to see off Norwich.

With the Canaries already hovering just above the drop zone in the top flight, it looks like the Capital One Cup is going to be of secondary importance to Chris Hughton this season.

There is already unrest in East Anglia and the mood would not have lightened any after Paul Lambert came back to Carrow Road and did a number on his old side with Aston Villa at the weekend.

The frustration is starting to build for Hughton and a visit to the Hornets - who are unbeaten at home and have the potential for plenty of goals - will be a far sterner test than putting six past Bury in the last round.

Although it is easy to simply spin out the line that a Norwich exit from this competition will not mean a great deal, I do believe they are there for the taking and the hosts merit support at a pretty generous price.


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