Salford City vs Leeds United Match Info
Date: Tuesday August 13 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Peninsula Stadium (Moor Lane)
Salford City vs Leeds United Head-To-Head Record
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Salford City vs Leeds United Stats
- This is Salford’s debut appearance in the League Cup
- It is the first time they have faced a team from as high as Championship level in a competitive match
- Leeds have only ever lost once in the first round of the League Cup, against Doncaster four seasons ago
Salford City vs Leeds United Match Preview
Salford City’s meteoric rise to becoming a footballing force could scale new heights when they take on Leeds United in their first ever appearance in the League Cup.
The Greater Manchester club have soared up the English pyramid since being taken over by a consortium fronted by Manchester United’s Class of 92 with Gary and Phil Neville, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt all owning 10% in addition to main shareholder Peter Lim’s 40%.
Now into League Two, Salford are unlikely to stop there and already find themselves among the favourites to be promoted again this season and continue their ambitious upward march.
They have yet to face a club from as high a division as the Championship in a competitive fixture, but that all changes on Tuesday when the TV cameras will broadcast them going head-to-head with Leeds for a place in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
Leeds are also eyeing promotion this term, aiming to end their 16-year exodus from the Premier League after missing out in last season’s play-offs, and they began the 2019-20 campaign with an impressive 3-1 victory away to Bristol City.
But this tie may come down to just how seriously Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa takes it in terms of his team selection and with Salford sure to be right up for it, especially given the high-profile nature of the occasion, we think an upset could just be on the cards.
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Salford City vs Leeds United Betting Tips
Salford City/Draw double chance @ 7/5 with bet365
Under 2.5 goals @ 21/20 with bet365