With both teams having started their respective league campaigns on Saturday, the South-West derby between Bristol City and Plymouth Argyle is certain to attract a large amount of interest in that part of the world, as well as with online bookmakers. City dominated Barnsley at Ashton Gate to move top of the Championship table on Day 1, while the Plymouth were perhaps unlucky to leave Peterborough with nothing to show for their efforts, following a 2-1 defeat.
The duo meet in Bristol in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening, with Plymouth no stranger to the big occasion, having earned a draw at Anfield against Liverpool in last season’s FA Cup. Check out or top betting tip for those looking to wager upon this derby match, as well as the relevant news concerning both teams.
Bristol City Team News
Makeshift striker Bobby Reid was the star of the show as Bristol City beat Barnsley at Ashton Gate on Saturday, while new record signing Famara Diédhiou also finding the back of the net on his debut for the club. Despite manager Lee Johnston having come under heavy criticism at the back end of last season, when City only narrowly missed out on relegation to League One, it seems that there is now a clean slate, with the former City player looking to lead his side to a successful campaign this time around.
Although with the EFL Cup perhaps not listing high on his list of priorities, it could well be a weakened City side that take on Plymouth. This means that the likes of Gustav Engvall, Hoerdur Magnusson and Gary O’Neil could well get a run out.
Plymouth Argyle Team News
Argyle manager Derek Adams led his team back to League One last season, however life in the third tier of English football did not get off to the best of starts, with the Pilgrims losing out to Peterborough on the opening day of the season. However, Argyle showed last season that they are more than a match for most on their day, even holding Premier League side Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield in the third round of the FA Cup. The likes of Jake Jervis, Ryan Taylor and Gary Sawyer all have experience at a higher level, and Argyle will be hoping that this can help them cause un upset on Tuesday evening.
Top Betting Tip
With City being the overwhelming favourites to progress to the next round as a result of their superior standing within the British game, it may well be hard to back against them. However, we fancy a potential upset in this one, with our top betting tip being to back either a Plymouth Argyle win or draw. This can be found at best odds of 13/8 at Ladbrokes.