Southampton and Brentford face off each other in Wednesday's English League Cup 2020-21 second-round fixture.
Match Timing: Sep 17, 12:15 AM
Southampton takes on Brentford in English League Cup 2nd round to find some positivity ahead of the Week-2 of the Premier League. The Saints who finished high in the previous season suffered a 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace in the opening Premier League encounter. Wilfried Zaha netted a goal for Palace in the 13th minute assisted by Townsend and Ralph Hasenhuttl's side couldn’t get the equalizer, despite creating more opportunities and passes. Hasenhuttl had a 7-matches winning streak before losing to Eagles on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Brentford also suffered the defeat in their opening Championship tie against Birmingham City. Jeremie’s 37th-minute strike made the whole difference and Brentford couldn’t avoid the defeat in the tournament opener. Thomas Frank’s side had a good season in 2019-20 and failed to get the promotion to Premier League. The Bees had good possession, more passes, and pass accuracy against Birmingham but they failed to convert opportunities in goals.
Team News & Possible Lineups
Mohammed Salisu might get the debut for Southampton who was signed from Real Valladolid this summer. Fraser Forster is likely to back in the side. Shane Long and Michael Obafemi are in line to feature in the attack.
Lineup: Forster; Valery, Vestergaard, Salisu, Vokins; Tella, Smallbone, Romeu, Djenepo; Long, Obafemi
Brentford will miss the services of Pontus Jansson and Christian Norgaard due to the national duties.
Lineup: Balcombe; Rasmussen, Goode, Pinnock, Thompson; Dasilva, Zamburek, Baptiste; Valencia, Forss, Fosu-Henry
3 goals in Premier League 2019-20
2 goals in Premier League 2019-20
10 goals in Championship 2019-20
2 goals in Championship 2019-20