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Carabao Cup: Round Two – Tuesday

The Carabao Cup is already back for round two with the Premier League clubs not in Europe joining.

There are several ties this Tuesday night and here are some of the highlights.

 

Sheffield United vs Leicester

Sheffield United come into this match unbeaten at home so will fancy a cupset here against Leicester.

The visitors will certainly make changes and face a side who has won their two home games by a goal to nil. Could this affect how they approach the game.

I however am expecting a comfortable win for Leicester here sadly.

Prediction: Sheffield United 0-2 Leicester

Result: Sheffield United 1-4 Leicester

 

Carlisle United vs Sunderland

This local derby should be very entertaining for those attending the match.

Carlisle like their penalty shootouts if recent seasons is anything to go by. Sunderland however have suffered early exits since reaching the final of this competition in 2014.

Realistically, this is a match that neither team will want to lose as far as local pride goes but Sunderland will just have that extra edge within them to do something.

Prediction: Carlisle United 0-1 Sunderland AET

Result: Carlisle United 1-2 Sunderland (FT in 90 minutes)

 

Accrington Stanley vs West Brom

This match at the WHAM Stadium will certainly be fun given that Accrington has history at this stage of knocking out a top flight team. Last season, they saw off Burnley 1-0 so expect a good test here of the Baggies credentials.

West Brom are missing Gareth McAuley (thigh) and Hal Robson-Kanu (suspension) but we should hopefully see what Nacer Chadli can do, having been on bench for their first two games of the season.

Given how strong the Baggies have been this season and the quality of players expected to feature, I am expecting them to win by a bigger margin than just 1-0.

Prediction: Accrington Stanley 0-2 West Bromwich Albion

Result: Accrington Stanley 1-3 West Bromwich Albion

 

Doncaster Rovers vs Hull City

This match probably has a dangerously high chance of producing a cupset.

Doncaster are unbeaten this season so will be up for this. Hull however are struggling away from home and have a league fixture on Friday night to think about.

Rovers’ striker, Alfie May will be the key player because he is starting, having scored as a sub in the last two games.

On that note, I feel that Doncaster might just produce a cupset here.

Prediction: Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Hull City

Result: Doncaster 2-0 Hull City

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