Yeovil look worth risking to cause a cup shock at Goodison Park on Tuesday.
Everton v Yeovil - Tuesday 19:45
Ronald Koeman had a patchy cup record during his two seasons in charge at Southampton and his Everton side could be in for a frustrating evening against a disciplined Yeovil side who ought to be inspired by the palatial surroundings at Goodison. Split a point between the draw at 13/2 and the away win at 17s.
The Toffees have made a solid start in the Premier League, taking four points from games against Tottenham and West Brom, but it's questionable whether they possess the strength in depth to harbour big ambitions in this competition. Two years ago, Koeman did take it serious enough to reach the quarter-finals, only to then be dumped out by League One Sheffield United.
Last season, Saints were annihilated 6-1 at home by Liverpool, while Everton came within 45 minutes of all an all-Merseyside final only to be left dejected by some dubious officiating at the Etihad, so nobody would blame the Dutchman or his team for being indifferent about the prospect of a trip to Wembley while it still remains five hurdles away.
The case for the visitors is built on the defence. Darren Way knocked the Glovers into shape after Christmas last season, guiding them to safety with a raft of clean sheets. Six of their 10 league wins in 2016 have been achieved by a solitary strike, so the 40/1 about Yeovil to win 1-0 is at least seven points beyond what should be considered acceptable.