It has been an ominous start to the season for Exeter, although the Devon club will receive a timely cash boost this week when one of the biggest clubs in English football arrive at St James’ Park hoping to avoid a banana skin in the Carling Cup.
City have collected just one points from their four opening matches in League One, although the Grecians will be fired up for this televised clash against a Liverpool side that are certain to be missing several top players.
Even so, the visitors are strong favourites at 2/5 (Coral – £25 free bet) to claim victory in this match and book their place in the third round of the competition, the stage that Liverpool usually enter due to the fact that they nearly always qualify for Europe.
It is hard to guess which players will be selected by Kenny Dalglish, although we should expect David Ngog to make an appearance and he can be backed at 5/1 (bet365 – £50 free betting) to score the first goal of the game, with Dirk Kuyt on offer at 11/2 with Paddy Power.
Exeter have lost both home matches so far this season although this will be one of the biggest games in the career of their players and Paul Tisdale’s side can be backed at 8/1 with bet365 to claim a famous victory, while the draw (4/1 Ladbrokes) would see the game go to extra-time and potentially penalties.