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Both sides have enjoyed exciting starts to the new season complete with strikes and late drama. Al Hain-Cole sees no reason why this should not continue in tonight's cup tie

Having come from behind to beat Oldham in the previous stage, Sheffield Wednesday now host Premier League side Fulham in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Dave Jones's side have enjoyed a promising start to the new season, with the Championship new boys currently unbeaten and sitting proudly in third place in the league after three games.

Unlike their top-flight opponents, the Owls have won the League Cup before, and you can get odds of 7/4 (2.75) with William Hill on them keeping this year's trophy dreams alive by winning tonight.

Fulham have also started the season in encouraging fashion, following up an emphatic 5-0 opening day win over Norwich with an impressive performance in their narrow defeat at Old Trafford.

The Cottagers won 2-1 on their last visit to Hillsborough, knocking the hosts out of the FA Cup, and are favourites at 5/4 (2.25) to repeat that feat in this match.

Martin Jol's side have only drawn twice in the past 21 games, but you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) if you suspect a stalemate is on the cards here.

Judging by recent form, we should be in for an exciting game between these two sides, with plenty of goalmouth action.

Wednesday's fans have already witnessed 20 goals in just four competitive games so far this season, while Fulham's first two matches have reaped an eye-catching 10 goals.

It should therefore be safe to expect at least three goals in this encounter, and you can back that coming to pass at 10/11 (1.91).

The comeback against Oldham was a sign of things to come for the Owls, as they have come from behind to win or draw in two of the three games since their trip to Boundary Park.

All three of these fight-backs have been completed in final five minutes, while their win over Birmingham saw goals at both ends in the dying minutes.

The Hillsborough crowd should think twice before leaving early this evening then, as late drama seems more than likely.

A bet on a goal being scored from the 86th minute onwards would have paid out in five of these teams' last six games, and is well worth backing at 12/5 (3.40) this evening.

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Over 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) with William Hill
Goal after the 86th minute at 12/5 (3.40) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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