The Capitol One Cup is the one fascinating punters this week, but action is every bit as intense in Germany, France and Spain. All these cup fixtures are amply covered by bookmakers and Paddy Power runs a special promotion that has all the odds boosted. Only those who sign up for a real money account will benefit from odds of 6/1 on Liverpool to qualify tonight and also a free bet worth €10.

Ladbrokes offers better odds on Liverpool to win and both teams to score, up from 9/2 to 11/2 and both new and existing members can participate. If you don’t have an account with Coral yet, then you shouldn’t wait for the weekend because it’s unlikely to get a better deal than this one. New members who bet on Liverpool to defeat Southampton and extend their winning streak to five games in a row, will enjoy massive odds of 7/1. This is tremendous value but a maximum of €5 can be bet on this outcome.

Betfair is making exactly the same proposition to English football fans and offers odds of 7/1 on Southampton and an even better value of 8/1 on Liverpool. If you prefer to bet on Spanish football, know that Barcelona to defeat Villanovense is priced at 3/1. Don’t let the fact that the visitors held the reigning champions scoreless in the first leg deceive you, because Barcelona used mostly reserves in that match.