The third round of the Carabao Cup is upon us, and Football League clubs take to the competition with upsets on the agenda.
One of the more intriguing ties of the round sees Mark Hughes’ Stoke travel to Bristol City, who have shown spurts of excellent form in the second tier.
The Robins sit just outside the play-off places, and are the division’s top scorers with an impressive fifteen goals.
At Ashton Gate Lee Johnson’s side are difficult to break down, and fans will flock to the stadium on Tuesday evening expecting an upset.
Stoke have suffered a poor start to the Premier League campaign, and pressure is mounting on boss Hughes, who could make changes in the cup competition if he chooses to prioritise league form.
The Robins have nothing to lose, and Johnson should send out his strongest XI as he strives to take his side into the latter stages of the competition.
Bobby Reid should get another start, and defender Aden Flint – in a run of goal scoring form – will lead the line from the back as he does so well.
A plethora of Premier League regulars will be on show in Somerset, and we could be in for a spectacle, as the sides battle for a place in the fourth round of the re-branded competition.
It’s going to be a close encounter, and this game could be considered the most likely to see an upset.
Bristol City 2-1 Stoke City
Do you think the Robins can pull off a shock result?