Capital One Cup: Swansea vs Everton match preview

A look ahead to tonight's League Cup fixture at the Liberty Stadium

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As the Capital One Cup enters the third-round, so do the big boys from the Premier League.

The draw pitted two of them against one another in the shape of Swansea and Everton - two teams who would be keen to reach the later stages of the competition.

Swansea, who won the competition in 2013, have started the season in strong form under Garry Monk and sit fifth in the Premier League table after five games thanks to three wins under their belt. However, their last outing was a 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton. The Swans will be looking to bounce back quickly.

To do that, they'll have to beat Everton who have been struggling to get going this term. They were surprisingly beaten 3-2 by Crystal Palace at the weekend meaning they still have just one win to show for their efforts so far this term. Roberto Martinez will be hoping his side can do better than last term when they were knocked out at this stage to Fulham.

 

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Everton 3 (Baines, Lukaku, Barkley) Swansea 2 (Bony, Williams), Premier League, March 2014

Everton 3 (Traore, Naismith, Baines) Swansea 1 (de Guzman), FA Cup, February 2014

Swansea 1 (OG) Everton 2 (Coleman, Barkley), Premier League, December 2013

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Roberto Martinez remonstrates on the sideline during Everton's 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace

 

STATS…

Swansea have never beaten Everton. In their 20 meetings, Everton have won 15 and 5 have been draws.

Swansea were knocked out in the third-round last season, a meek defence of their title.

Everton's away form in the League Cup is poor - they have won only once in seven attempts.

The Toffees have been knocked out at this stage in three of the last four seasons.

 

ODDS...

Swansea to win: 2.5

Everton to win: 3

Draw (after 90 minutes): 3.4

 

TV: Highlights on BBC One at 11.05pm on Wednesday.

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