After successfully steering the club clear of relegation last season, Aidy Boothroyd is expected to set his sights on a play-off place this campaign, and the early signs appear encouraging.
The Cobblers remain unbeaten after four competitive games, and are available at 9/4 (3.25) with Bet365 to continue this fine form with a win tonight.
These two sides met at the same stage of this competition last year, when Wolves strolled to a 4-0 victory on Northampton's home territory. You can back them at 6/5 (2.20) to repeat that performance and pick up a win again this time.
The Championship side needed penalties to see off Aldershot in the last round after a stalemate in normal time, and you can get odds of 23/10 (3.30) on another draw after 90 minutes here.
After last Saturday's 3-3 draw against Southend, Northampton have now scored seven goals in three games at Sixfields this season, conceding five.
Despite recently losing Matt Jarvis and Steven Fletcher, Wolves still have more than enough firepower in Kevin Doyle, Sylvain Ebanks-Blake and new signing Razak Boukari to trouble the hosts, meaning we could be in for a high-scoring encounter.
A bet on over 2.5 goals being scored would have paid out in 13 of the Cobblers' last 16 home games, so should be a safe option here at 18/25 (1.72).
Wolves' opening day defeat at Leeds means that they have only won one competitive away game in 20 since their victory at Sixfields one year ago.
With new boss Stale Solbakken still settling into life in English football management, and with six new signings coming in to take the place of some high-profile departures, this could be the perfect time for Northampton to face the Championship side.
All things considered, those 9/4 (3.25) odds on a home victory start to look very tempting, and it is well worth backing Wolves to join Cardiff as the latest victims of a team that has pulled off six League Cup giant-killings in the last four seasons.
|Over 2.5 goals at 18/25 (1.72) with Bet365
||Northampton to win at 9/4 (3.25) with Bet365
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