Football League Cup
start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
round of the Football League Cup we will enjoy the meeting of city
teams from Bristol and Stoke-on-Trent. Last time the Potters and the
Robins have met with each other in April, 2018 when Stoke had
finished its successful champion’s race in the second by its status
English division and was getting ready to move to EPL.
Stoke City – Bristol City – 2:1;
years have passed since then. And now the drawing procedure had
brought modern teams of Lee Jones and Mark Hughes.
different motivation factor
is presented by a record number of participants at the current UEFA
Champions League’s group tournament. These are Chelsea, Manchester
City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool. And according to an
old tradition the Champions League’s group tournament is played
simultaneously with the first Cup league rounds.
that is why now, when all thoughts of the top clubs are focused
purely on European battles, stable middle level clubs like West
Bromwich, West Ham, Leicester have chances to fight for prestigious
mood of the Potters
Saturday the team of Mark Hughes had lost away match to Newcastle
(2:1). And after this defeat Stoke has fallen on the 13th
position. But during the postgame press-conference the coach of the
Potters high lightened that now his team will be getting ready to the
third round of the League Cup and is counting on its extremely
successful progression on the tournament net of the Football League
Bristol City is very motivated. As according to 8 rounds the Robins
having 13 points (+3=4-1) have all chances to get the berth into EPL.
That is, the presence of additional Cup battles against the clubs of
elite division is absolutely unnecessary for the team of Lee Jones.
us sum it up! This pair is presented by opponents with absolutely
different tournament tasks. And that is why our choice is obvious.
Stoke to win – odds 2.15 Betfair