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Vital Preview - League Cup - 22nd-23rd August 2017

Vital Preview - League Cup - 22nd-23rd August 2017

The 2017-18 League Cup season continues with the second round games this midweek, which will see us among those having one in this upcoming schedule with a place in the third round the aim.

Previous results

Tuesday 8th August 2017
AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Brentford 19:45
Accrington Stanley 3-2 Preston North End 19:45
Barnsley 4-3 Morecambe 19:45
Birmingham City 5-1 Crawley Town 19:45
Bradford City 2-3 Doncaster Rovers 19:45
Bristol City 5-0 Plymouth Argyle 19:45
Bristol Rovers 4-1 Cambridge United 19:45
Cardiff City 2-1 Portsmouth 19:45
Coventry City 1-3 Blackburn Rovers 19:45
Exeter City 1-2 Charlton Athletic 19:45
Fleetwood Town 1-2 Carlisle United 19:45
Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons 19:45
Grimsby Town A-A Derby County 19:45
Luton Town 0-2 Ipswich Town 19:45
Mansfield Town 0-1 Rochdale 19:45
Millwall 2-0 Stevenage 19:45
Norwich City 3-2 Swindon Town 19:45
Nottingham Forest 2-1 Shrewsbury Town 19:45
Oxford United 3-4 Cheltenham Town 19:45
Peterborough United 1-3 Barnet 19:45
Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Northampton Town 19:45
Rotherham United 2-1 Lincoln City 19:45
Scunthorpe United 3-3 Notts County 19:45
(Scunthorpe won 6-5 on penalties)
Sheffield Wednesday 4-1 Chesterfield 19:45
Southend United 0-2 Newport County AFC 19:45
Wigan Athletic 2-1 Blackpool 19:45
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Yeovil Town 19:45
Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Fulham 19:45
Reading 2-0 Gillingham 20:00

Wednesday 9th August 2017
Colchester United 1-2 Aston Villa 19:45
Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Bolton Wanderers 19:45
Leeds United 4-1 Port Vale 19:45
Oldham Athletic 2-3 Burton Albion 19:45
Sheffield United 3-2 Walsall 19:45

Thursday 10th August 2017
Bury 0-1 Sunderland 19:45

What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it'll be all smiles or disappointment when this tie is done.

An outstanding first round tie will see Grimsby and Derby go again after the original tie was abandoned - leaving Barnsley awaiting the winners.

Several Premier League sides will look to avoid upset exits when they enter the competition on Tuesday - Crystal Palace, without a win under Frank De Boer, West Brom, Bournemouth, Brighton, Swansea, Leicester and Watford take on Ipswich, Accrington, Birmingham, Barnet, MK Dons, Sheffield United and Bristol City, respectively.

Wednesday evening will also see a number of Premier League sides facing lower league rivals, including a huge Lancashire derby between Blackburn and Burnley.

Others, seeking to avoid an early season upset, are West Ham, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Southampton and Stoke, facing Cheltenham, Rotherham, Nottingham Forest, Wolves and Rochdale - obviously some would be considered greater shocks than others.


Tuesday 22nd August
First Round
Grimsby Town v Derby County 19:45

Second Round
Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town 19:30
Accrington Stanley v West Bromwich Albion 19:45
Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic 19:45
Birmingham City v Bournemouth 19:45
Brighton and Hove Albion v Barnet 19:45
Cardiff City v Burton Albion 19:45
Carlisle United v Sunderland 19:45
Doncaster Rovers v Hull City 19:45
Fulham v Bristol Rovers 19:45
Leeds United v Newport County AFC 19:45
Middlesbrough v Scunthorpe United 19:45
Milton Keynes Dons v Swansea City 19:45
Norwich City v Charlton Athletic 19:45
Queens Park Rangers v Brentford 19:45
Sheffield United v Leicester City 19:45
Watford v Bristol City 19:45
Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday 20:00
Reading v Millwall 20:00

Wednesday 23rd August
Blackburn Rovers v Burnley 19:45
Cheltenham Town v West Ham United 19:45
Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United 19:45
Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest 19:45
Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers 19:45
Stoke City v Rochdale 20:00

It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result to bring at least one more tie. But will this happen? We'll find out soon enough.

Ahead of the game we're looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.

However, don't just look also have a say. We don't just want your vote, which you can do to the right; we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday August 22 2017
Time: 3:02PM

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