EFL new-boys Salford City host Championship giants Leeds United tonight in the Carabao Cup first round.
Salford enjoyed a stunning start to their first ever season in the English Football League, beating Stevenage 2-0 at home in the opening day of the 2019/20 League Two campaign.
They were brought back down to earth on Saturday, being well beaten at Crawley and are now set to take on Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds.
Salford City take on Leeds in the first round of the Carabao Cup tonight
The Whites are the favourites to secure automatic promotion this term as they strive to reclaim their Premier League status.
They won 3-1 at Bristol City in their opening league game before conceding a late equaliser against Nottingham Forest over the weekend.
The two sides are at opposite ends of the scale in terms of rank, financial power, history and prestige and it should all add up to a fascinating cup tie this evening.
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Salford City v Leeds: How to listen
The Carabao Cup clash will get under way at 7:45pm on Tuesday, August 13.
Full commentary from Moor Lane will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 7pm.
Hugh Woozencroft will bring you all the build-up before our live commentary with Ian Danter and Danny Mills.
Ray Stubbs will host our Around the Grounds show on talkSPORT 2 for updates of the night’s other cup ties.
To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.
You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.
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talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up this week…
- Salford City vs Leeds United (Tuesday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT
- Liverpool vs Chelsea (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT
- Huddersfield Town vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT
- Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
- Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) – talkSPORT
- Reading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2
Salford City v Leeds: What has been said?
Salford ace Mani Dieseruvwe can’t wait for the ‘tasty’ cup clash and believes his side can cause a major cup upset.
The 24-year-old striker, born in Leeds, said: “It’s going to be a very tasty match.
“I’m definitely looking forward to it, I was born in Leeds and have spent most of my life there.
“I’ve got a couple of mates that support Leeds, so it’ll be nice to play against them and have a catch-up with them afterwards, but we’ve got nothing to lose, we’ll be looking to cause a shock.”
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Salford City v Leeds: Line-ups
Salford City: Neal, Maynard, Pond, Piergianni, Jones, Threlkeld, Towell, Whitehead, Touray, Dieseruvwe, Beesley
Subs: Wiseman, Rooney, Lloyd-McGoldrick, Letheren, Jones, Smith, Gaffney
Leeds: Casilla, Berardi, White, Davis, Alioski, Phillips, Hélder Costa, Shackleton, Klich, Clarke, Nketiah
Subs: Bamford, Dallas, Harrison, Miazek, Gotts, McCalmont, Bogusz