Tranmere Rovers vs Newcastle United live stream: Watch tonight’s EFL Cup online
Tranmere Rovers and Newcastle United are set to square off in an EFL Cup second round showdown at St. James’ Park on Wednesday evening (7:45pm, UK time).
Where to watch Tranmere Rovers vs Newcastle United on TV:
- UK: Sky Sports Football
- US: ESPN+
Tranmere Rovers team news
Penalties were required for League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers to progress at Accrington Stanley’s expense. Heading into the final 30 minutes Rovers were trailing 2-0 and needed a 90th minute own goal equaliser to keep their EFL Cup hopes alive. Success ended a five-year run of being eliminated in the opening round. Micky Mellon has no major injury worries ahead of Newcastle’s visit and is expected to make few changes from the side that was held to a goalless draw by Hartlepool last time out. Goals this season have so far been hard to come by with no fewer than five players scoring one each after their opening five matches in all competitions.
Newcastle United team news
It’s been a while since Newcastle had a deep EFL Cup run. In fact, they’ve been eliminated at this stage in four of the previous five seasons. Head coach Eddie Howe, who is steering this ambitious Magpies project, will understandably be seeking silverware though understands the balancing act of competing for domestic cups and finishing as high as possible in the Premier League. Kell Watts, Matt Targett and Jonjo Shelvey are still unavailable to him and he could very well use this opportunity to rotate his starting eleven. The likes of Martin Dubravka, Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Ritchie, Sean Longstaff, Ryan Fraser and Chris Wood are in contention to appear from kick-off.
Scoreline prediction: Tranmere Rovers 0-2 Newcastle United
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